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Massey Agriculture and Lincoln University netballers will play for a new trophy dedicated to Massey’s first female student at the annual sporting fixture this weekend.
The Enid Hills Memorial Trophy will be up for grabs for the first time when the Lincoln and Massey netball teams meet on Saturday.
Mrs Hills (nee Christian) was the first woman student to enrol at Massey, as an 18-year-old in 1932. She graduated from what was then Massey Agricultural College in 1933 with a Certificate in Poultry Farming.
Her daughter Diana Bevins will present the trophy with her two grandchildren on Saturday.
Massey will be trying to win back the LA Brooks Cup and MOG Shield in the annual rugby match later in the day. The LA Brooks Cup is named after the mother of a former Lincoln student, Harold Brooks. The winning team also receives the MOG Shield, a wooden trophy bearing a remarkable resemblance to a toilet seat.
The LA Brooks Cup was first contested in 1952 and then reinstated seven years ago after a 39-year hiatus from 1966-2005.
Date: Saturday, September 22.
Enid Hills Memorial Trophy Netball match
Sports Hall, Recreation Centre courts, Massey University’s Manawatu Campus
LA Brooks Cup Rugby match
Sport and Rugby Institute fields, Massey University’s Manawatu Campus
There will be a free sausage sizzle from 2pm and a cash bar available (no BYO).