Peppermill Tournament – 30 May 2015

Peppermill Tournament is Switzerland’s annual national netball competition, where teams from across the country compete in a day of netball, for the prize of the Peppermill Trophy (won by our very own Zurich A team for the last few years!). This year’s tournament is scheduled to take place on Saturday 30th May in Zug (more details to follow).

The Zurich Netball Club would like to several teams enter several teams, depending on interest. Trials will take place on 15th and 22nd of April during our normal netball training sessions. Our selection committee will be picking graded teams, taking into account a player’s experience, fitness and skill level, commitment, and which player combinations seem to work well together. If you would like to participate, please sign up using the form below so we can get an idea of how many teams we can put forward and what positions people are interested in. We would also still like you to sign up on the normal weekly doodles for the trial nights and training sessions, as per usual.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QjQBLy4JHwLBVTV5iA3fUXrHEBBwbXiSfrLZbS6ApJ8/viewform

Things to note:

  • You should be an active paying club member in order to participate in the tournament. 
  • New club members of all standards are welcome to trial for Peppermill and should sign up in the same way.
  • Our expectations are that if you sign up you will attend at least one of the two trial nights, and at least 3 of the 5 training sessions in April/May leading up to the Peppermill tournament. 
  • If you would like to participate at Peppermill but can’t attend either trial night or a sufficient number of 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 nights and training sessions anyway, to make sure we have full sized teams and allow trialling 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 out e.g by umpiring or score keeping, that would also be great! Send us an email and let us know.

For more information, please send us an email zurichnetball@gmail.com

The Zürich squad at Peppermill 2014

The Zürich squad at Peppermill 2014

 

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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:

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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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Peppermill- 15th Nov! Sign up now!!

Switzerland’s national netball championship will be held this year in Meilen, on the 15th of November, and hosted by the defending champions – our very own Zürich netball club!

We would like to enter two or three teams, depending on interest – and trials will take place 10th and 24th of September during our normal netball training sessions. Players who cannot attend the tournament are still welcome to attend these evenings and play. If you can’t play at Peppermill because of injury or pregnancy but would like to come along and help out in some way, that would also be great! Send us an email and let us know.

Our selection committee will be picking graded teams, taking into account a player’s experience, fitness and skill level, commitment, and what combinations seem to work well together.

If you would like to participate, please sign up here so we can get an idea of how many teams we can put forward and what positions people are interested in:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14-WjRk6Ab4siZOIMpQJaoIM4hNfcnt9aGz_W6D8VjH4/viewform

(Note that we would still like you to sign up on the normal weekly doodles for the individual trial nights as per usual.)

Our expectations are that if you sign up you will attend at least one of the two trial nights, and at least 3 of the 6 training sessions in October/November leading up to the Peppermill tournament. If you would like to participate at Peppermill but *can’t* attend either trial night or a sufficient number of training sessions, please write and let us know about your circumstances.

Dates are also posted on our calendar, viewable on our website: https://zurichnetball.com/upcoming-events-2014/

Leopard’s League results!

The Summer Leopard’s League came to an end a couple of weeks ago, and we took the opportunity to celebrate in true Zurich Summer style at the Frauenbadi. The leopard league was over a six week period and we had two great competitive teams the ‘Alligators’ and the ‘Crocodiles’. Due to the lack of Summer weather we only got to play four of the six matches, but each match was tight with only a few goals to spare.

1st Match: Winners Alligators
2nd Match: Winners Crocodiles 
3rd Match: Winners Crocodiles 
4th Match: Rained off
5th Match Winners Crocodiles

6th Match: Rained off

The ‘Crocodiles’ were the winners, winning three of the four games played! CROC CROC CROCODILES!!
The league ran really smoothly with a great turn out for both teams! A big thanks and well done to both teams and our umpires!
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Birthday BBQ

Happy Birthday Zurich Netball Club!

To celebrate the club being a grand old age of 5, we all got together for a BBQ by the Lake! The sun was out, the water was warmish, and the company was great! We had some girls brave the waters of Lake Zurich, and other battled it out at Badminton. It was a great chance for everyone to catch up with old and new faces.

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Sola Run 2014

On May 17th, a group of dedicated netballers (and a few of their friends and partners) joined 908 teams for the annual Zurich Sola Lauf. It was the third time the club took part in the Sola Lauf, and we are proud to say tht we completed the 116.6 km relay race in 11 hours, 32 minutes and 47 seconds!! With an overall ranking of 843rd.

Eight of our members and five of their friends got together to run the 116.6km, with running legs ranging from 4.2 km to 14.1km. A big well done to our club members, Barbara (who had to start at 7.30am and also for beating her time of last year), Katherine (who tackled the ups and downs of the Üetliberg), Juliet (who battled the midday heat), Sophie, Doris, Lorna, Vicky and Farzana, as well as their brave friends, Garry, Alex, Lothar, Matt, Peter and Jo.

A great achievement by all our runners. We are proud of you!!!! Thanks for doing such a great job at representing our club!

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Sola Farzana sola Katharine

Subs are now (over)due…

All members attending the current Leopard’s League or participating in tournaments should pay subs at the following rates

  • Up to 2 trainings: free
  • Half year: 55 CHF
  • Full year: 100 CHF

Please transfer the corresponding amount to the following address:

  • Account 85-654816-5 CHF
  • IBAN CH38 0900 0000 8565 4816 5
  • BIC POFICHBEXXX
  • Name: Zürich Netball Club

Please add a note for the beneficiary with your name when you send it, and also send an email to zurichnetball@gmail.com to let us know you have done it.