On Wednesday Zurich Netball Club were back to training for the first time in 2020. We had a fantastic turnout for the first session back. It would be great to think that everyone was super keen because they had playing netball over the festive period but some (myself included) were glad to be doing something active after indulging too much over Christmas!
After warming up we focused on ball skills in pairs to get us used to catching and throwing again. The drills were a combination of lobs and chest passes as well as mini-competitions to see which pair were the fastest without dropping the ball.
Practicing ball skills
Then we split into two teams for match practice. We mixed it up a bit by selecting a bib at random so lots of us were playing positions that were new to us. This meant we had to use our brains and we learnt something about other positions on the court.
To finish we managed the dreaded cool down/core training which was difficult after such a long absence. Hopefully this part of training will get easier in the coming weeks.
It was so nice to see everyone after the winter break and some new faces to the club came to training as well. New members are always welcome to join. If you would like to come along and try netball for the first time or even get back into a sport that you used play, please get in touch with the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a message on Facebook.
Our first post-training selfie of 2020!
The Christmas and New Year’s celebrations are long behind us and you’ve probably already had your first day back in work in 2020. Combine that with the facts that exercise routines during the festive season have gone out of the window and you might be weighing slightly more than you did 2 weeks ago and January can be a depressing month.
If only there was a way to banish the blues and get back into a healthy routine?
Well, there is! Come and Jump Into Jan with Zurich Netball Club. With skills training, core conditioning and match practices, there isn’t a better way to kick-start your health goals in 2020. As an added incentive, the best attendees in January will be treated to a drink down the local as a reward. Just come to the sessions on 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of January and a refreshing cool drink will be waiting for you.
Or perhaps this is the year that you promised yourself that you would try something new. Netball is a great sport to help improve your fitness, reaction times and is fantastic fun! Why don’t you come along for a taster of why 20 million people in 72 countries are mad about this sport?
As a club we are always looking for new players to come join us. It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced player or a complete novice. If you would like to be part of a social sporting society, feel free to email the committee at email@example.com.
We hope to see you on the 8th so we can all Jump Into Jan together!
This week the AGM and Christmas Party for all the members of Zurich Netball Club was held. That means it is almost Christmas (yay!) but there is no more netball this decade (boo!).
It was a great turnout with 20 members of the club coming together to celebrate a great year which included success at two international tournaments, matches against our local rvials in Zug and watching the Netball World Cup in the pub.
The committee revealed their goals for the club for next year which included a strategy to encourage more regular attendance at training and a plan to increase the amount of netball that is played. All members of the club are welcome to share their ideas and thoughts and, if anyone is keen to volunteer to help us reach our goals in 2020, please let a member of the committee know. Teamwork makes the dream work!
The night was rounded off with an awards presentation that was voted for by members. The winners were:
Player of the Year: Joint winners were Claudia and Lorna
Most Improved Player: Kim
Most Consistent Player: Emma S
Best Newcomer: Kiara
Biggest Personality/Biggest Mouth: Jess B
Our amazing coach and President, Claudia said, “I am proud to be president of this wonderful club because of you all, and I look forward to more netball with each and everyone of you next year.”
2019 was a great year but let’s make 2020 even better!
On October 12th, Zürich Netball Club participated in the Amsterdam Netball Tournament alongside 17 other teams from cities all across Europe. Our Zürich team was Lorna, Jess, Sarah H, Becky, Konio and Claudia, joined by Sarah G from Geneva and Steph from Amsterdam. At the tournament we met up with old friends from other clubs, and made plenty new, sharing together our love of netball.
After a short grading round, Zürich were placed into the “Plate” Division (“Cup” and “Shield” were the other two). We played 5 games in the Plate Division, winning 4 and drawing 1. These results got us in the Finals, playing against the team we drew against, the Glamazons!
MVP (and hubby)
The finals were a tough match, but captain Lorna kept us focused and we fought through to win 14-6. Congratulations Züri! Our amazing GA Konio won MVP for the Zürich team. We had a great time both on court and off in Amsterdam.
Thank you to Amsterdam Netball Club for the wonderful tournament, can’t wait for the next one!
We’re back! Hope you all enjoyed your summer break. See you back again on Wednesday evenings from 7pm for Netball training!
First time joining? Ask the Zurich Netball Committee any questions you may have, we’re always happy to help.
As everyone continues their summer holidays, enjoying soaking up the sun and swimming in the lake, we’re having a summer break from Netball.
We’ll be back in September, kicking off Wednesday night training sessions again from the 4th of September. We’ll get back into weekly netball training sessions, monthly Zug matches, and preparation for the Amsterdam tournament in October.
Beautiful Summer in Zürich
Have a great summer, and see you all in September!
It’s Netball World Cup time! Want to join some friendly expats watching the world’s best battle it out on court?
Zurich Netball Club is excited to invite you to watch the 2 final matches of this thrilling competition with us.
When: From 3pm Sunday 21st July
Where: Kennedy’s Irish Pub, Freischützgasse 14, 8004 Zürich (map)
See you there!
Last month, Zürich Netball Club competed in the Berlin Netball Tournament. The competition was strong with teams from Berlin, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Brussels and Hamburg. After a tough day of matches, Zürich came 3rd out of 9! In addition, Zürich Netball Club were awarded “Friendliest Team”.
Well done ladies, we’re very proud of you, and looking very sharp in the bright pink tops.
The next tournament we are preparing for is Amsterdam in October! On the weekend of the 12th, there is expected to be 18 teams competing from all around Europe. Only a couple of months away, time to start training! Please reach out to the Zurich Netball Committee if you are interested in attending.
Due to the recent heatwave, we’ve had to replace our last couple of Wednesday night training sessions with Swim & Gin sessions. For the rest of July, we expect to be back on the court, though due to summer holidays, low attendance may move us back to the lake! Keep an eye on your inbox for updates.
The sun is out and we’re jumping for joy because Summer is here, meaning we can finally play outside!
Come join Zurich Netball Club for some outside training and matches in the beautfiul summer sun every Wednesday evening in June. Contact the committee for details.
We may also be running another Lion’s League over the summer, as well as a few Swim & Gin sessions at the lake. Stay tuned for more info!
Welcome to May Madness!!!! The aim of the game is to attend as many training sessions in May as possible.
Attendance will be monitored for the next 4 weeks and Gold Stars will be awarded on a weekly basis!
If you manage to get to enough of the 4 training sessions, you will obviously have lots of shiny Gold Stars (yay!) and will have earned yourself a free beer at the end of the month drinks on the 29th May.
May Madness is open to everyone, from long-time members to newbies alike. Any questions, please reach out to the ZNC Committee. Happy Gold Star Collecting!