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Newcastle student athletes excel in the BUCS league

23 March 2022

Outstanding performances by student athletes are cementing Newcastle as one of the best universities for sport in the UK.

Team Newcastle is currently seventh in the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) ranking and on track to achieving its best ever BUCS performance and fifth consecutive top 10 finish.



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Newcastle had its highest ever representation at the BUCS Northern Conference Cup finals with 11 teams in total and eight teams winning their respective finals.

Team Newcastle was also represented by six teams in the BUCS National Championships - the highest level of university sport in the UK. The Men's Basketball team were crowned champions, while the Men's Lacrosse squad won the National Trophy. The other teams competing at the Big BUCS Wednesday national finals were American Football, Women’s Volleyball and Men’s Rugby Union 1sts and 2nds.

Fraser Kennedy, Performance Sport Manager, Newcastle University, said: “Following on from coming out of Covid, I am amazed at the level of achievements everyone involved in performance sport is doing this academic year. We worked really hard to ensure we were ready and it’s a testament to our students athletes, coaches and support staff, and also our academic schools who help me to support our athletes and their availability.

“We are set to have our best season to date and continue to be one of the leading universities in HE for sport.”