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Strong Team Spirit during NUMed Games 2020

The NUMed Games 2020 which took place on  the 7th and 8th of March 2020 had students on their toes as they faced stiff competition in their bid for the winning titles. The highly anticipated inter-university sports event is running in its seventh year, a reflection of Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia’s (NUMed) vision of providing a wholesome educational experience to its students.

This year, NUMed Games welcomed 656 students from universities across the country, who competed in games ranging from volleyball, futsal, badminton, athletics and basketball to table tennis, netball, swimming, frisbee and tug of war. As in previous years, it was held at the EduCity Sports Complex, Johor. The complex makes an ideal venue as it encompasses an arena and pitches for field sports and athletics, an indoor arena and facilities for badminton and netball, a gymnasium and a 50-metre swimming pool.

Cheers and applause could be heard throughout the stadium as participants showed true grit going into the competitions.

“The participants look forward to playing against other universities, while the rest come as supporters and enjoy the comradeship with others in the team,” said Kuhaneshwar J Ravichandran, the President of NUMed’s Student Association.

There were 15 participating universities this year, including Asia Metropolitan University, University Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Industrial Technology, Monash University Malaysia, Melaka Manipal Medical College, MDIS Malaysia, Sunway College JB, Raffles University Iskandar, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, AIMST University, Perdana University, Southern University College, University of Reading Malaysia, University of Nottingham Malaysia, International Medical University, and University of Southampton Malaysia.

Kuhaneshwar said that the NUMed Games serve as a platform for students to take their passion in sports to a higher level. The games motivate them to work together towards a common goal and it fosters bonds between students from diverse backgrounds.

In its commitment to creating a thriving avenue for students to obtain the most of their educational journey, NUMed is not only committed to academic excellence but also providing a vibrant mix of social, sporting and cultural offerings.

“The NUMed Games ultimately encourage students to become active outside the classroom and challenge them to find a balance between their social life and studies,” noted Kuhaneshwar.

Established in 2009, NUMed draws on the legacy of Newcastle University in the UK. Since its inception in 1834 as a medical school, the institution has always been at the forefront of research and teaching, and its reputation has been externally confirmed to be of the highest international quality.

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published on: 20 April 2020