The 1st team netball squad performed brilliantly at the county round of the National Schools event and have now progressed to the regional round next term. They beat numerous teams and gained 2nd place having narrowly missed out on top spot-on goal difference.
Netball is the main sport played by girls in the Lent term. Senior girls participate in one games session per week and one after school practice. Junior teams take part in two games sessions per week and compete in weekly competitive fixtures at A-C team level. They also receive extra training as part of our junior programme, which runs throughout the Michaelmas and Lent terms. As of 2023, junior boys will take part in the netball programme during the Michaelmas term, hopefully a step toward the school’s first competitive male netball squad.
We run fixtures at A-D team level against a strong circuit of schools, with matches taking place both mid-week and on Saturday afternoons. Each year we enter the national schools netball competition, involving all age groups and have been fortunate to progress to the regional stages on numerous occasions.
With six outdoor hard courts and one indoor court, we are able to fulfil an extensive fixture card and ensure that all pupils have an opportunity to participate. We are also fortunate to have access to Veo AI video technology, which is used by both staff and pupils for match and training analysis.
Pupils have high quality coaching from several experienced netball specialists within our staff body. They impart invaluable knowledge that allows pupils to develop their technical and tactical understanding of the game.
We have cultivated strong links with local clubs, county pathways and local franchises such as London Pulse and Saracens Mavericks and are fortunate to have RHS representation at every level
During our end of term assembly, sports updates were shared from sports such as boys' hockey, girls' netball, cross country, basketball, sailing and climbing.
Introducing Netball Captain, Rosie Corbould, Yr 13
Rosie is our Netball Captain for this season! Rosie has enjoyed playing netball since the age of 7, particularly the team aspect of it. She currently plays for Ipswich Ladies Netball Club where she has been a member since she the age of 10.
Our boys hockey and girls netball teams had a full block of fixtures against New Hall, Kings Ely and The Perse last weekend, both home and away.
We recently spoke to Grace R, Year 13, about her selection into the Pulse London U19 netball squad and how RHS has enabled her sporting career alongside her academic studies.
RHS Netball had a triumphant season with many of our teams posting some fine wins. Our 1st Team, ably captained by Grace Rothwell, finished the season in style with five wins in a row!