Latest update from Sport Newcastle scholar Emily Large

The new season started off in September when I was selected to attend a Junior National camp in Aberdeen. At the end of October, just before an incredibly worthwhile training camp in Spain with Newcastle swim team, I was delighted to be selected for British Swimming’s World Class Podium Potential Programme for 2016/17. This enables me to access a number of facilities and programmes to support my swimming as well as be selected for different training camps and competitions including the USA Pro Am series in Indianapolis in March 2017. In December I competed as part of the British team at the Ontario Junior International meet (short course) in Toronto. I won gold in the 200 Butterfly and recor

Latest update from Sport Newcastle scholar Andrew Wilson

The past few months I have been concentrating on my internship in the Finance department of a local insurance company. However, I have also been playing golf for the University Golf Team as well as practicing when I have had the opportunity. The Team are currently second at the moment and have some work to do to improve on that position. During December I renewed my irons as my old ones were getting worn after two years of use. It has taken a few weeks but I am finally starting to get used to them and back to playing well again, and hope that this rise in performance will continue until the season begins. The start of the New Year saw the whole University First Team squad go to Spain for a

Latest update from Sport Newcastle scholar Calum Johnson

After my success at the U.23 World Championships in Cozumel, in September, I came back home to run in the first North East Harrier XC League. Achieving the quickest time of the day was a confidence boost as I headed off to compete in the European Triathlon Cup final in Turkey the following week. After a decent swim the cycle phase was going quite well until a spectator walked on to the bike course and took myself and another athlete out. After spending the full evening in hospital, I was let out with a hefty bill and a very sore body. I didn’t do any serious damage, but enough to put me out of action for at least a month. I spent most of November recovering from the crash in Turkey. By Decem

Arya Sage To Sing at intu 50th Anniversary Dinner

Sport Newcastle are delighted to announce that local singer Ayra Sage will be performing at our Annual Awards Dinner. Arya Sage, hails from Pegswood in Northumberland and has musical and stage experience right back to early childhood, showing a lifelong passion for the art; she graduated from the Sage Academy of Performing Arts in 2010 with a Diploma in Musical Theatre and has worked in the music industry over the last ten years. Arya is currently Working on writing her own music for the release of her up coming EP.

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