Easter Success For RGS Worcester Netballers
After an excellent term of Netball at RGS Worcester, to round off the season during the Easter holiday a group of RGS Worcester Netballers took part in the International Junior Netball Festival at Disneyland Paris. This is rapidly becoming the premier European event in the Junior Netball calendar as the festival combines a highly competitive Netball tournament with coaching from International players who offer master classes in a fun destination.
The RGS Worcester pupils play for Saracens Netball Club, who took their Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16 Netball squads to the Tournament and produced some outstanding team and individual results. In the Under 12 age group the team won the Tournament and Madeleine McLeod was awarded Under 12 Player of the Tournament. The Under 14 and Under 16 teams both came 4th. In addition to these successes there were also two other awards; Hannah Middleton won the ‘most shots in 30 seconds’ (coming close to England Netballer Sasha Corbin) and Lizzie Round was awarded ‘fastest player’ in the speed agility test. Coach Donna McLeod said it was “all in all a fabulous tour which all the girls really enjoyed.”
Congratulations to the following girls from RGS Worcester who took part:
Under 12 – Madeleine McLeod, Grace Bedborough, Kim-Ly Weaver, Harriet Annis, Olivia Middleton and Maddie Atkinson.
Under 14 – Hannah Middleton, Jemma Moseley, Beth Rutter, Lizzie Round and Izzy Nott
As we start the Trinity term, we have more exciting Netball opportunities. In June we welcome the England Head Netball coach, Tracey Neville, to deliver an intermediate Netball coaching course and, in July, RGS Worcester hosts the UKCC Level 2 Netball Coaching Course.
This term RGS will host the Worcester Youth Netball Academy which is a 12 week coaching and gameplay academy. This is a great way to enhance pupils’ skills and enjoy Netball throughout the summer. The Academy opens on Saturday 16 April sessions are from 9.30 -11.30am, and are open to all abilities. This is available to school Years Four to Nine (14 year olds), provided by experienced Level Two coaches. To book or for further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Emma Pollard – Head of Netball