Netball is an exciting, fast and skillful game of fair contest. It is a game in which two teams of seven players each strive to keep or gain possession of the ball. Each player has a set position. The team with the ball, through running, jumping, throwing and catching, attempts to move the ball into its goal circle from where a goal may be scored, while the opposing team uses defensive movements and strategies to prevent this and to gain possession. The team with the greater number of goals is the winner of the match.
Netball is played in over 80 countries around the world. With its origins in basketball, the game was adapted by women for women in Britain in the late 1800s. It remains a favourite sport in many countries including the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and many more.
We have played (and won) friendlies and tournaments across Switzerland and Europe. Netball is becoming more popular in Switzerland as there are teams cropping up left, right and centre, which is fantastic news. A lot of this is thanks to Swiss Netball who organise the annual National Netball Peppermill Tournament, and is taking on the massive task of encouraging netball in Swiss schools.
Zurich Netball Club is a member of Swiss Netball. Swiss Netball is the National Netball Association and a full member of IFNA, the International Federation of Netball Association. Find out more about Netball in Switzerland here: swissnetball.ch
In 2008 this exciting game established roots in Switzerland, and now has a national body, Swiss Netball, as well as clubs in Geneva, Lausanne, Basel, Zug and Zurich. In 2012, Switzerland achieved World Ranking for the first time at the Netball European Tournament for Developing Nations, and have since been steadily improving their rank.