Why Play Netball?
Netball at King's is an enthusiastically-led major game. We run successful senior and junior sides, and cater for players of all year groups and abilities.
Our training sessions are run by passionate coaches, made up of teachers, support staff and outside coaches. The external coaches support both the juniors and seniors once a week.
On a Tuesday and Thursday we offer structured and comprehensive skills training, fitness drills and match practice. On a Wednesday and Saturday the competitive sides have either matches or match training. In addition we run 1:1 technique sessions, shooting workshops and girls' only gym sessions, with individualised strength and conditioning programmes.
In the Michaelmas Term, we run pre-season training at least once a week for our senior 1st and 2nd teams as well as the U14 A team.
We have qualified umpires and Level 1 and 2 qualified coaches, and fully support and encourage our coaches to train annually to keep them up-to-date with changes within the game.
We also had new facilities build in September 2013, with five side-by-side netball courts on the main site, and most recently a dome cover was built in 2017 that now provides us with a specialised all-weather netball training facility.
Local and International Fixtures
There are five senior teams and U14 and U15 A, B, C and D teams. We play approximately 11 block fixtures in the season.
Our teams are always entered into local tournaments as well as the National Independent School competition. Our senior girls have made it through to the regionals at both U19 and U16 levels consistently for the last four years.
Overseas tours have been a regular feature – within the last 10 years we have been to Singapore, Malaysia, Barbados, South Africa and Jamaica. We are planning a trip to Sri Lanka in 2020. In addition to this we host touring sides, most recently the Dragons netball team from Westminster School in Adelaide.
Gifted and Talented
We encourage the more gifted girls to play additional netball by allowing them to attend a local club, Galmington Netball Club or Taunton Netball Club, who both run junior clubs alongside their seniors for evening training.
We also enter a school team in the local league to enable girls to play outside the school netball season. We have a talent identification and development programme, which aims to support talented athletes, helping them to reach their full potential and continue along the pathway to a national level. The system is set out by England Netball and referred to at regional level as the 'Somerset Netball Academy'.
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