Netball

Netball is a major sport at RGS Worcester. Throughout the Michaelmas (Autumn) term and the Lent (Spring) term, girls alternate between hockey and netball in their Games lessons. Each age group have at least one squad training session after school every week, with additional training opportunities also available. Competitive fixtures are played over two terms, both on Saturdays and midweek

Netball is a major sport at RGS Worcester. Throughout the Michaelmas (Autumn) term and the Lent (Spring) term, girls alternate between hockey and netball in their Games lessons. Each age group have at least one squad training session after school every week, with additional training opportunities also available. Competitive fixtures are played over two terms, both on Saturdays and midweek.

The RGS Worcester netball philosophy is that all players are provided with opportunities to fulfill their potential. It is based on the principles of providing an environment where participation, inclusiveness, player development and enjoyment are paramount to our success. Whether it is at a recreational or team level, we promote students of all abilities to experience and enjoy netball by encouraging all girls to participate in netball during Games lessons and co-curricular activities. RGS Worcester fields nineteen netball teams so there are plenty of opportunities for players to compete against schools, clubs and county sides in addition to representing RGS Worcester at district, county and West Midlands tournaments. From Wrekin to Wanganui, from Adelaide to Aldershot, RGS Worcester netballers have made their mark in enjoying the ‘ultimate team game’. In the 2014-15 season RGS Worcester became Worcester City Champions in both under 13 and under 16 age groups in addition to Worcestershire County Netball Champions in both under 16 and under 19 categories. In the 205-16 season RGS Worcester became Worcester City Champions in both under 14 and under 16 age groups as well as Worcestershire County Netball Champions in both under 16 and under 19 categories.

At RGS Worcester our netball staff have a wealth of experience together with coaching and umpiring qualifications. They encourage all pupils to take part in a range of opportunities to develop a range of skills in netball including playing, coaching and/or umpiring. For students who want to get involved in officiating, we deliver the Youth Umpire Award to introduce the principles of umpiring and the rules of netball. Furthermore, for those who wish for the chance to take the first step on the coaching, officiating or administration Netball ladder we deliver the Community Sports Leadership Award.

Outside of school we encourage pupils to continue their netball through supporting a link between clubs, leagues and school so that pupils can participate in netball in a community setting. At RGS Worcester we also identify and develop performance athletes who have the potential to succeed by progressing them into the England High Performance programme. At present we have a number of pupils selected to experience netball at county and regional level.

Teacher in Charge of Netball: Miss Emma Pollard