Two Brazilian exchange students Raphael Monte and Pedro Avila are the winners of the DFDS Seaways World Cup Road to Rio Challenge. Incredibly, both live in Rio within walking distance of the famous Maracana Stadium in a district named Tijuca, their team name for the challenge.
Ian Hewitt, Director of Basketball and Men’s Head Coach, said: "The introduction of National League side into our programme really sends a message of where we want basketball within Newcastle University to go and how far it has already came.
Newcastle University Medics 2s secured an Intra Mural league and cup double after a 2-1 victory over there arch rivals Medics 1s in a dramatic cup final at Longbenton.
Newcastle student Frank Cordesmeyer will take part in the skeet shooting World Cup in Kazakhstan on May 18 and May 19.