King's Worcester

29 March

King’s battle RGS for the Superball crown

On Saturday 24th The King’s School played their annual fixture against RGS Worcester at the University Arena. Having never won the trophy before, King’s were eager to get on court and demonstrate what they could do. With the King’s 2nd team setting the pace early with a 23-19 win the stage was set for a clash of the titans. Both teams had had successful seasons playing regular school and club fixtures, as well as games against Worcester University BUCS teams. As the lights dimmed and the umpires first whistle blew King’s flew out of the blocks, settling into the occasion quickly, enabling them to go into the second quarter 14-5 up. However, RGS didn’t let King’s have it all their own way and chiseled away at their lead, 36-30 up going into the last quarter and it was King’s to lose. However, at the final whistle, King’s managed to hold on and see out the game 45-44. This is the first time in history that they have won the trophy and after a highly successful season throughout all age groups and after becoming a Severn Stars NOVA academy this is just the start for the players at King’s. The money raised on the night was in aid of Cancer Research.

Emma McKenzie, Director of Netball at King’s commented “The arena was on fire on Saturday night, showcasing how strong girls’ sport is in Worcester. My players have worked incredibly hard this season and deserved to be rewarded.” 

Photos by Chris Ham