Whilst we’ve all been enjoying the summer rain, a number of Newcastle’s teams have been very busy.
The Non- league Football society, which has only been ratified this year, offers a cheaper and more sociable alternative to for those interested in football. Every fortnight, groups travel around the North East to spectate local games.
Club President, Hannes Read, a diehard Rovers fan, has focused his attention to his hometown team, Lancaster City, and wants to offer others the same opportunity. He says “lots of people have become disenchanted with super rich elite football and I hope this can give people the chance to feel part of the game again.”
After only three weeks, the society has proved highly popular amongst students, leaving Read rather ‘overwhelmed’. If you want to get involved, email J.Read1@newcastle.ac.uk.
Newcastle University Polo Club rounded off their summer season with a successful outing at the National University’s championships entering more teams than ever before.
The opens came up against stiff competition from some of the best players in the country, but they held their own and lost out on first place by milliseconds. All beginner and novice teams also showed promise, with the beginners getting stuck in despite their lack of experience.
The novice teams similarly came up against strong competition, with novice being the most diverse category and including players from little to years of experience. Despite this, Newcastle did their club proud, showing much promise for the up coming winter season.
The university’s squash team has enjoyed a particularly successful summer of sport, following the best season to date in the University’s history in 2015/2016.
In particular, the Men’s firsts Squash Team managed to secure a place in the British University and College Sport premier league for the first time. Such an incredible achievement should serve to boost interest in squash in the North East.
Over the coming season, squash hopes to improve on this performance, and are looking forward to having the honour of hosting the first ever premier league weekend in Newcastle history on the weekend of 29th – 30th October 2016.
In August, Ultimate Frisbee sent their team ‘Desert Pieland’ to Croatia to compete in a beach Ultimate Frisbee tournament. Held over three days, the team faced tough competition, competing against the Slovenian U20 national mixed squad as well as British club team, Curve.
Despite finishing last in the competition, the squad had a great time and now hope to host the Slovenian team at the annual party tournament “Ultimate Resolution” which happens in Newcastle at New Year.
Pies start the academic year with three back-to-back tournaments in Liverpool, Edinburgh and Preston before BUCS gets underway at the end of the month.