THE annual ‘Superball’ Netball fixture saw RGS Worcester beat King’s School 52-41 in a spectacular event in front of a sell-out crowd at The University of Worcester Arena on Saturday evening.

The RGS Worcester 1st and 2nd Netball teams celebrated two wins and earned the University of Worcester Superball trophy, making it six wins out of eight for RGS since ‘Superball’ began in 2014.

The evening got off to an exciting start with the 2nd VII squads competing in a thrilling game which saw RGS win 29-19.

Then for the main event. The match proved to be closely contested and at half time, the two sides could hardly be split with the score reading 25-22 to RGS Worcester. 

In the final two quarters, the RGS team built on their lead to secure a 52-41 victory. As the final whistle went, over 750 RGS supporters were on their feet to celebrate the win and congratulate the athletes.

RGS Head of Netball, Miss Rebecca Gwilliam, said: "The game was tightly contested and a credit to King’s for pushing us until that final whistle. The girls stuck to the game plan, moved the ball around and kept the speed and intensity of the game right where we wanted it.

"I’m proud of the girls for their continued efforts, trust and commitment this term and to return to RGS with the Superball trophy has been a delightful end to a fun-filled Netball term."

Headmaster, John Pitt, added: "What an incredible match and what an experience for the players of both teams to play in front of a sell-out audience in this superb venue. Thank you to everyone who joined us both here in the Arena and also online watching the match through live streaming.

"It was amazing to see so many people cheering on each team in what was a high-quality match played by two very talented sets of players. Well done indeed to all of the players and their coaches, Rebecca Gwilliam and Rebecca Airey. The RGS team is full of hard-working pupils who are utterly determined, so they will be pleased to have got over the line.

"Well done to the second team as well. Together, they will have inspired our younger pupils to keep working in their Netball and seize their own opportunity to play Superball in the future."