A super six King’s Worcester Sports Teams have achieved success in their County, Regional and National Competitions. The U14 and U16 Netball teams are through to the Midlands Regional Tournaments, and the U18 Rugby team are through to Round 5 of the National Vase and play in the Regional Final next week. The U16 Rugby Team are through to the semi-finals of the North Mids Cup and the 1st Hockey Team are through to Round 4 of the England Hockey Cup.
U14 Netball – County Tournament
On Thursday 9th September, the U14 Netball Team competed in the Worcestershire Schools County Tournament, hosted by Bromsgrove School. The girls played well in difficult, wet conditions, adapting their style of play to ensure that they kept possession of a very slippery ball. The round-robin style tournament saw them play RGS, Malvern College, Pershore High School, Bromsgrove School and Woodrush. Having successfully won four out of their five matches, the girls secured a qualifying place at the West Midlands Regional Tournament alongside the tournament winners, Bromsgrove School.
1st Hockey Team – England Hockey Cup
On Wednesday 8th November, the 1st Hockey Team played in the third round of the England Hockey Cup against King’s Chester. They did not let the half-term break halt the excellent start to the season that they had made, and they controlled the game from start to finish. It took a while for their dominance in possession to result in a well-deserved goal, with a straight strike from Becca S. This was soon followed up by a coolly-slotted penalty flick from Bryony G, following a defender stopping the ball on the line with their foot. The girls continued to outlet with ease, ensuring that they earned a place in the fourth round against Loughborough High, to be played in the next two weeks. Well done to all the team on an excellent performance.
U18 Indoor Hockey Team – Midland Zonal Competition
Not to be outdone, the 1st Indoor Hockey Team qualified for Regional Finals after a magnificent performance in the Midland Zonal tournament at Repton College last Monday. They will return to Repton for the Regional Finals next Tuesday for another fast-paced and exciting competition and we wish them every success.
1st Rugby Team – National Vase
The 1st XV Rugby Team secured a well-deserved win in the National Vase, making them one of the last 32 in the country in the competition, playing next in the Regional Final. If they win the game next week, they will go on to play as Midland A Regional Champions, competing in the quarter-finals of the competition against the Northern Division; we wish them the very best of luck.
U16 Rugby – National Cup
On Wednesday, the U16s travelled to Ellesmere College for the quarter-final of North Mids Cup. After a long coach journey to the north of Shropshire, the boys started well, with a try within the first minute. After the early score, both teams saw their fair share of the ball but struggled to capitalise. At the break, the score was 10-7 to King’s, so there was all to play for in the second half. Again, it was a tight affair, with some tense rugby played by both teams as the score was so close. King’s managed to find a breakthrough after continued pressure in the Ellesmere twenty-two, bringing the score to 17-7 which ended up being the final result. They now progress to the semi-finals, where they will face Old Swinford Hospital.
U16 Netball- County Tournament
A week after the U14s’ success, our versatile squad of eleven Upper Remove and Fifth Form (Years 10 and 11) girls showed their skill and flexibility by playing in a variety of positions throughout the County Tournament on Thursday 16th September. They won all three matches in Group One and went on to seize victory in the quarter final too. Although they lost in the final, they have still qualified for the Regional Finals, at which we wish them, like all the other King’s teams, the very best of success.