Zurich Netball Club competes at 2015 Peppermill Tournament

The highly anticipated Peppermill Tournament is tomorrow, Sunday 29 November in Geneva (Address: Salle Moillebin, Route de Moillebin 20, 1256 Troinex).

We wish both Zurich netball teams entered into the 2015 Peppermill Tournament best of luck, and look forward to retaining the trophy for a consecutive fourth year! Post your best wishes on our facebook wall!

Photos and competition results will be posted on the website and facebook.

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Bootcamp 2015/16 – postponed

**Update – unfortunately due to low numbers, we have postponed our bootcamp program until the new year. Watch this space for more details on dates in 2016!**

Zurich Netball Club has organised another 10 week bootcamp program with http://www.bootcamper.ch

Who can join: Any Zurich Netball Club member who has paid their membership fees. There are 15 places available. The 16th person to sign up will go on a reserve list.

When: Every Monday night, 2nd November 2015 – 18 January 2016 (no bootcamp on 21 & 28 December 2015)

Time: 8-9pm

Where: Schulhaus Münchhalde, Mühlebachstrasse, 8008, Zürich

Cost: CHF125* per person for 10 week course. Single sessions are CHF15 for members, CHF25 for non-members. Please contact zurichnetball@gmail.com if you want to attend single sessions only.

How to sign up: Register your interest on this doodle  http://doodle.com/poll/a2294nk22wt9fbi6

The first 15 people to sign up will be sent a confirmation email to confirm participation and payment details. Once you have received the email, payment must be made within 72 hours. If you don’t do this within the advised time frame, your place will be offered to the members on the reserve list.

For more information, check out our facebook page for photos from past bootcamp programs, or contact us at zurichnetball@gmail.com

*If under 10 people sign up for bootcamp, the cost per person will be increased – this will be advised once final numbers are known.

Peppermill Tournament 2015

Peppermill Tournament is Switzerland’s annual national netball competition, where teams from across the country compete in a day of netball.

This year’s tournament is scheduled to take place on Sunday 29th November in Geneva (Address: Salle Moillebin, Route de Moillebin 20, 1256 Troinex).

Zurich Netball Club would like to enter 2-3 teams. To participate, please register your interest via the following link, and come to trials on Wednesday 28th October during our normal training session. Our selection committee will pick graded teams, taking into account a player’s experience, fitness and skill level, commitment, and which player combinations work well together. New members are encouraged to sign up as we would like to enter teams of different levels.

Sign up here
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17hJVS5UEKZ-7Q51M7CmrtHJjV2jY2ZN73DIwvuGuhxg/viewform?usp=send_form

Things to note:

  • You should be an active paying club member before the tournament in order to participate.
  • Our expectations are that if you sign up, you will make every effort to attend the training sessions in November (11th, 18th, 25th) leading up to the Peppermill tournament.
  • If you would like to participate at Peppermill but can’t attend the trial night or most of the training sessions, please email and let us know about your circumstances.
  • Anyone who can’t make the tournament, please do try to come to the trial night and training sessions anyway, to make sure we have full sized teams to allow participating players to show off their skills in a proper match setting.
  • If you can’t play at Peppermill because of injury or pregnancy but would like to come along and help or support e.g. by umpiring or score keeping, that would also be great! Send us an email and let us know.

Zurich Netball Club are the reigning premiers and have retained the trophy for 3 years. Help us win a fourth Peppermill Tournament!

For more information email zurichnetball@gmail.com

Upcoming events – Save these dates!

Bring a Friend Night – Wednesday 21 October

  • Curious friends and new members welcome!

End of month drinks – Wednesday 28 October

  • After training, drinks and a bite to eat at the Outback Bar from 9pm.

Zurich vs Zug games – Wednesday 4th November

  • We will be hosting the first in a monthly series of games against Zug. The games will be scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month (subject to school holidays and venue availability) and will be held in Zurich and Zug on an alternating basis

Peppermill Tournament is back!

  • Tournament is on Sunday 29th November in Geneva
  • Trials will be on 28th October. Zurich Netball Club is hoping to enter 2-3 teams. All ZNC members and players at all levels are welcome to try out and be part of a team
  • Peppermill training 11, 29 & 25 November during our usual training sessions
  • Sign up sheets will be available soon!

More information on the above will be sent in the weekly emails. If you are not on our mailing list, please register your interest here zurichnetball@gmail.com

Sign up for the 2015 Lion’s League!!

The Lion’s League is back for the summer! The league will run for six weeks on Wednesday nights from July 8th to August 12th. Players of all levels are welcome to play as teams will be made up of players of mixed abilities to encourage an even tournament. New and seasoned members are welcome to sign up to register your interest – SIGN UP HERE

The league will be a great opportunity to improve your match skills and fitness in a fun team atmosphere!

More information about teams and the league format will follow once we know how many players have signed up.

Please sign up by Tuesday 23rd June, 5pm.

If you have any question, please contact the committee (zurichnetball@gmail.com).

Committee Members wanted!

As with every year, the old committee will all stand down and a new one will be elected. The 2014 Committee would encourage all members to consider volunteering time to help run the club.

What does the committee do?

  •      Sends out doodles, update the website, make Facebook posts
  •      Chooses bars and make large group bookings for social nights
  •      Liaises with other clubs like Zug to organise regular Saturday games
  •     Finds and book venues for netball games, and deal with organisational logistics
  •     Organises umpiring or fitness courses
  •     Answers emails from potential new members and welcome them to the club
  •     Chooses teams for leagues or tournaments

If you think you can do any of those tasks, you would make a great committee member!

Additionally, if you:

  •     Can speak or write decent German and don’t mind phoning people
  •     Have ideas about how to develop the club in the long term
  •     In general have excellent organisational skills

you would be a great addition to the team.

Time commitment

You don’t have to sign your life away – most tasks on the list need to be done regularly but don’t take up more than a few hours a month.  If you think you don’t have time all year round, but could volunteer to organise one specific activity, you can let us know that too, and what you’d like to do with the support of the rest of the committee.  The more people that get involved, the more opportunities the club will have to develop.

Over the last year, we met around once every 4 – 6 weeks and took it in turns to make dinner for each other – all of us have had a lot of fun (and wine) in the process.

If you would like to be on the committee or would like to nominate another member, please let us know in advance of the AGM, by emailing zurichnetball@gmail.com.

The 2014 committee is Anna, Sophie, Clare, Claudia, Lara and Afke. Feel free to ask us anything at training if you’ve been thinking about it.

AGM 2015 + Social Night – Thurs 29th 2015

It’s time for the Netball AGM! We will combine it with a social evening at Toro Bar just off Langstrasse.

Date: Thursday 29th January
Location: Toro Bar, Schöneggstrasse 25, 8004 Zürich (off Langstrasse). Bus stop: Zürich, Militär-/Langstrasse
Time: 18.45pm  Please do your best to be there to start promptly.
Agenda: AGM from 18:45 – 19:45; social night from 20:00.
Catering: The club will provide sangria, a non-alcoholic alternative and some tapas. Other drinks and food are available à la carte to buy individually during the evening.

What happens at the AGM?

The AGM is the chance to hear what the club has done over the last year as well as the current state of club finances, and so you can share your ideas for future club development. It’s also when we elect a new committee – this is by majority vote by members, so it’s important as many members as possible attend the AGM to lend their full support to the new committee.

We will:

  • Have a short presentation about what we achieved this year
  • Ask members to give ideas about what we can do with the club money that is left over
  • Give out prizes for outstanding effort in 2014
  • Elect the new committee

At 8pm, we will have a normal social night, with some sangria and Spanish tapas in the very nice surroundings of the bar.

Who should come?

Everyone should come, even if you haven’t been to training recently. We would really like to see as many people as possible, including brand new members who have only been coming for a few weeks and folk we haven’t seen in a while. If you have been thinking about coming back after a break, don’t be embarrassed – we’d love to see you!

Pre-AGM Checklist

Before the AGM, please can all members:

  1. Read over the Statute Zurich Netball Club Jan 2013, last year’s AGM Minutes 2014 and the agenda and let us know of any amendments
  2.  Fill in the feedback form
  3. Finally, please fill in the doodle to confirm your attendance so we can organise catering!

Thanks! And see you all soon.

Committee 2014

(Afke, Anna, Clare, Claudia, Lara & Sophie)

Well done Zürich!

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Zürich 1 captain Jo Cackett and members of Zürich 1 with the Peppermill Trophy, and the GIN team who gave them such a hard fought match.

A very big well done to all the players who took part in the Peppermill Tournament 2014, Swiss Netball’s flagship national netball event.

We’re delighted that Zürich took 1st, 3rd and 11th places, and we were the only club to have fielded three teams, so congratulations to everyone on your hard work and commitment to the netball cause.
In particular – well done to the Zürich 1st team who gave us an absolutely nailbiting final against GIN to come away with the shiny silver Peppermill Trophy.

Many thanks to all teams from across the country who got up early to come and play in Meilen, as well as all the umpires, scorers and supporters who gave up their Saturday to make the event run smoothly.

Information about all other upcoming events run by Swiss Netball can also be found on their website, in case you haven’t had enough of a netball fix!
All the Zürich squad

All the Zürich squad

Peppermill Tournament 2014

 

VENUE

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Address: Sportzentrum Allmend, Burgstrasse 160, 8706 Meilen (between Hallenbad building and the sports pitches)

How to get there by public transport:

Train to Meilen from Zürich HB – S7, S6 and S16 trains from Zürich HB or S7 from Zürich Hardbrücke. Trains run every half hour and take 25 – 30 mins.

Public transport timetables are available here.

Venue is 6 mins walk uphill from Bahnhof Meilen or take bus 922 direction Meilen, Hohenegg to stop Meilen, Hallenbad.

Parking Available at Parkplatz Ormis or on Ormisstrasse. Parking is also available at the Hallenbad but might be limited for space.

What is there? The Sporthall is a large facility and has a café as well as everything we need in the way of changing rooms, etc. There is also a viewing gallery, if anyone would like to come along and watch!

Food / Drink: Zurich Netball will run a stall on Saturday selling sandwiches, cakes, cold drinks and coffees, as well as Swiss Netball merchandise. Please bring coins and smallish notes to pay for these items.

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TOURNAMENT TIMETABLE

12 teams will compete in the tournament. We have three courts available.

All matches are 2 x 12 mins + 1 min half-time break.

Start: 9.00am  Finish: ca. 5pm.

Warm-up: 9am

Games : 9.30am, 10am, 10.45am, 11.15, 12 noon, 12.30pm, 1.15pm, 1.45pm

Semi-finals / Play-offs: 2.30, 3pm, 3.30pm

Final: 4pm

Prize-giving: 5pm

A full timetable, as well as all tournament rules and regulations can be found here

Every team has an allocated slot for umpiring / scoring duties – please ensure you have allocated these responsibilities in advance to reduce confusion on the day.

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POST-PEPPERMILL SOCIAL EVENING

We have booked an apéro rather than booking a table for dinner, so people can pop in or stay longer as they feel like. The apéro will be hosted by Zürich Netball Club, and will include light bites and drinks.

Venue address: Little Italy Ristorante & Birreria, Militärstrasse 76, 8004 Zürich

Time: 6pm – 8.30pm (to coincide with 17.24 and 17.50 Bus 922 / S7 back to Zürich HB from Meilen, Hallenbad)

Directions: The venue is a 5 minute walk from Zürich HB from the Sihlpost / Europallee exit past platform 3.

If you would like to join us for drinks and food, please put your name on this doodle by Monday 10th November (including any plus ones, etc)

Anyone who would like to book a table for a later dinner at Little Italy is welcome to do so on an individual basis – Kennedy’s Irish Pub and Loft 5  round the corner also offer food quite late on Saturdays but tend to get busy!

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HOTELS

There are very few hotels immediately near the venue. However, Meilen is easily reached from central Zürich by train or by road. The most convenient railway stations for the S-bahn lines that go to Meilen are Stadelhofen, Hardbrücke and Zürich HB.

Near Stadelhofen:

Near Zürich HB:

Near Zürich Hardbrücke:

Other

Youth Hostel Zurich (20 mins tram from Zürich Stadelhofen)

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SUNDAY 16th NOV

Swiss Netball’s Cadre d’Espoir will be training at Meilen the day after the Peppermill – the coaching will be lead by none other than Tamsin Greenway – formerly of England and currently Surrey Storm Head Player Coach.

All Zurich members are welcome to come and spectate, as it will be a great opportunity to see the high level coaching on offer as a result of Swiss Netball’s development partnership with Netball England, and to see the best of Switzerland’s young netballers in action.

Time: 10am – 4pm in the Meilen hall.

Please note, that NO catering facilities will be in place for this, apart from coffees. Participants and spectators should make sure to bring lunch and snacks!

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