King's Worcester

5 April

Netball Superball 2019 – King’s 46 RGS 54

It was another fantastic turn out for the annual King’s V RGS Netball Superball last weekend at Worcester Arena. A big thank you to all of those who joined us – there wasn’t an empty seat in the house.

The afternoon got off to an exciting start with a closely fought game from the second VII who won their game 15-12. This set the scene for the 1st VII netball team who were keen to finish their season on a high.

The first team squad was tasked with looking after the process of every quarter, retaining possession on their centre pass and working hard to force turnovers, which would mean the outcome looked after itself. The first quarter was evenly matched with King’s taking a marginal lead 13-12 but more impressively scoring 100% off of their own centre pass. As time went on in the second quarter it was evident to see that although King’s were working hard to turn the ball over we were not capitalising on our hard work, with turnover to goal success (TOG) at only 13%. The half time talk followed a similar theme with the squad being told that they needed to reward the turnover and take care of their possession when they had it. In the second half RGS came out fighting and shut down our options making turnovers even harder to come by, down by five going into the last quarter it was all still to play for. However, by then it was just too late even though our TOG was now 46% the damage had been done. All credit to RGS who were very effective at shutting us down on the attack.

Although King’s did not regain the Superball trophy spectators enjoyed some fantastic netball from both teams. The afternoon was jam packed with activities for the whole family, from face painting, to shoot outs to a dance showcase that had been practiced and put together by both RGS and King’s dance troops. The occasion marks the 6th year of this annual event that is put together for the whole family to enjoy.

Director of Netball, Emma McKenzie said “This event is a great way to showcase girls’ sport and talent in a big arena, in front of a sell-out crowd. The overall hope is that it will breed confidence and enthusiasm to start or continue whatever activity they enjoy, knowing that they could be performing on a big stage, at some point in the future”