Jump Into Jan!

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 zurichnetball@gmail.com.

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AGM and Christmas Party

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!).

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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

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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!

Success in Amsterdam!

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!

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!

August Summer Break!

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.

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Beautiful Summer in Zürich

Have a great summer, and see you all in September!

Netball Here, There and Everywhere

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”.

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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.

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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.

Summertime Netball in June!

The sun is out and we’re jumping for joy because Summer is here, meaning we can finally play outside!

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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!

May Madness!

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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 k6198407Gold Starsk6198407 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 k6198407Gold Starsk6198407 (yay!) and will have earned yourself a free beer at the end of the month drinks on the 29th May.

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May Madness is open to everyone, from long-time members to newbies alike. Any questions, please reach out to the ZNC Committee. Happy k6198407Gold Stark6198407 Collecting!

Copenhagen Tournament in April

In April, 10 Zurich players visited Copenhagen, to join their Netball Tournament celebrating their 10 years as a club.

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We spent Saturday on the netball courts playing against teams from all over Europe, including Stockholm, Amsterdam, Paris and Hamburg. It was a fantastic day, lots of fun, and a great netball experience for our girls. Though we only won a few games, the scorelines were always close. It was lovely to meet, greet and play against like-minded netball lovers from across the continent.

Saturday night we joined all the teams for a delicious meal and went on to celebrate further at a local cocktail bar, where each player was given an award for a personal feat they achieved during the competition.

On Sunday we explored the beautiful city of Copenhagen. We started with a lovely buffet breakfast (including chicken wings and maple sauce) and then enjoyed the sights by joining a free walking tour of the city. Much laughter was had by all!

There are many more tournaments planned for this year, including Berlin in June and Amsterdam in October. Want to join us? Please reach out to the Zurich Netball Committee at zurichnetball@gmail.com