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18 April 2014 | in NUSF News, Multisports

Finals of Portuguese University Championships 2014 in Maia


Men's football champions 

MAIA - After six intense days of the Finals of Portuguese University Championships 2014, that where attended by some 2,000 athletes from 33 clubs and 132 teams, the balance could only be positive.

Maia, European City of Sport for 2014, in the north of Portugal, has welcomed the biggest University Sports event held in Portugal. At this sports party made by students for students, 13 National University Champions in 8 sports were crowned.

In women's Handball, the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria retained the title and in the male competition the University of Minho/AAUM accomplished the feat of being crowned Champion for the 6th consecutive time, among the 12 teams in the competition. This team is the current European University Champion, title won in 2013, in Katowice, Poland, after having already won in 2011 in Rijeka, Croatia.

In Futsal, the strongest team was University of Coimbra/AAC, winning the title of National University Champion in both genders. The female team was also European University Champion in 2010, in Zagreb, Croatia.



Women's handball podium

In women’s Basketball, the winner was the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, while the men’s Champion was the team of University of Minho/AAUM.

In men's football, this team won its second consecutive title, defeating AAC in the final. With this title, the University of Minho/AAUM, awarded as Best European University in 2013, achieved 3 championships in the Finals 2014.

In the Korfball competition, the podium was occupied only by Lisbon teams with the University of Lisbon School of Engineering/AEIST in the first place.

The Faculty of Human Kinetics of University of Lisbon/AEFMH won in Rink Hockey.

In Rugby 7s, the women’s champion was the team from the University of Porto. The same academy lost in the men’s final against the new Portuguese University Champion, the Nova University of Lisbon.

Men's rink hockey podium

In turn, the women’s volleyball team of the University of Porto Sports Faculty/AEFADEUP is the new Champion and in the men’s competition, the Polytechnic Institute of Porto won the first place, like they did last year.

The new National University Champions will represent their universities and institutes at the 2nd European Universities Games held in Rotterdam, Netherlands later this year. 

Eight finals of the competition were live streamed on the Youtube channel of FADUtv.

The Finals of the Portuguese University Championships were an organization of FADU and the Academic Federation of Porto (FAP), in partnership with the City Council of Maia.

(Source: FADU)