Joe Gubbins

Athletic Union Officer


About me

My role at the SU is to make sure all of you can improve your uni experience through sport. Whether that be through competing at an elite level in BUCS, getting together for a casual game of rounders, joining campus leagues with your house 5-a-side team or just getting a bit more active.


I’m an energetic Yorkshire lad. Sport has been a huge part of my uni life here at Newcastle. I’ve been a part of the Ice Hockey club for 4 years and played 5-a-side in the intra-mural campus leagues.

During my time at uni I’ve been a club President, Treasurer and team captain so I’ve got loads of experience in the day to day problems you might come up against as club committees and members. You’ll find me upstairs in the SU on the Activities floor, I’m always up for a chat so pop up if you have any questions.


My objectives

This year one of my aims is to create a really inclusive environment for the whole of Newcastle sport. One way I plan to do this is to bring both disabled and able-bodied athletes together through sports such as Boccia and Goalball, which can be played by all and are a great way to socialise and just have a laugh while trying something that will probably be new for a lot of you.


Alongside this I want us to push to maintain our top 10 ranking in BUCS, as well as supporting all the clubs who compete outside BUCS. I’m really keen to get down to training sessions to see how your clubs work and find out what we as an SU can do for you, both as clubs and as individuals. 

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