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24 April 2013 | in NUSF News

Portuguese University Championship Finals: One Week to go!

Women's Basketball champion University of Aveiro Students Union

PORTUGAL - The cities of Covilhã, Fundão and Belmonte received more than 600 athletes in the first week of the biggest University Sports event in Portugal, organised by the University of Beira Interior Student’s Union (AAUBI), under the aegis of the Portuguese University Sports Federation (FADU).

The Polytechnic Institute of Leiria was the Champion in female Handball, followed by the Polytechnic Institute of Porto in second place and University of Porto in the third. In male Handball, the winner was, for the fifth time in a row, the University of Minho Students Union, team that won the bronze medal at the 2012 EUSA Games.

Men's basketball champion University of Coimbra Student Union

In the Basketball section, the female champion was University of Aveiro Students Union, a team that also took part in the EUSA Games last year. The men’s gold medal was assigned to the University of Coimbra Student Union.

In football, only men’s teams played. The champion was University of Minho beating Polytechnic Institute of Leiria in the final. 

Men's football champion University of Minho

At the end of the week, Bruno Barracosa, president of FADU, praised the Organising Committee: “The organisation has exceeded all requirements, because they have been striven tirelessly”.

Pedro Bernardo, president of the Organising Committee, said that “this event is very important to promote the region of Cova da Beira”. Pedro Bernardo also stressed that “it’s not easy to organise such an event because of the complexity and scarcity of sports infrastructures with quality”.

Men's handball champion University of Minho Students Union

Currently, the competitions are in the second week with Futsal (female/male), Roller Hockey (male), Rugby 7’s (male/female) and Volleyball (female/male), until 25 April.

(Source: FADU)