Player Profiles

Want to know more about your team-mates? Or perhaps even your potential opposition? Here you will find profiles on our players, with a new player added regularly.


Name: Sarah Hannibal Sarah Hannibal

Originally from: Essex, England

Year you moved to Switzerland and why you came here: 2014 for a job and boyfriend (both were in place before I moved!)

Your job / profession: Trainee Actuary

A few hobbies: Skiing, hiking, netball and anything which is outdoors.

Started playing netball: 1998

Your favourite position: C and GD

A memorable netball moment: Beating Cambridge University during my final year varsity match – all the training and hardwork paid off.

What you like about the Zurich Netball Club: Netball and the friendly English speaking people 🙂



Name: Naime Buikema Sabadi Naime

Originally from: Papua New Guinea

Year you moved to Switzerland and why you came here: I came here on 10/06/2014 to stay with my partner to learn and explore more about Switzerland

Your job / profession: Housewife

A few hobbies: Playing guitar

Started playing netball: 10-11 years ago

Your favourite position: GK/GD

A memorable netball moment: 2014 Peppermill Games!

What you like about the Zurich Netball Club: I like Zurich Netball Club because you people are so friendly, supportive and encouraging on how to become the best sports person etc. We never give up in TEAM ZURICH NETBALL!!! 



Name: Lorna Rettig Netball Switzerland European World Ranking Tournament Gibraltar June 7-10 2012

Originally from: Glasgow, Scotland

Year you moved to Switzerland and why you came here: 2005, for a new job

Your job / profession: Medical Information Leader at Roche. If you have a question about a Roche product, you can ask me!

A few hobbies: Reading, curling, swimming in the lake

Started playing netball: 30 years ago. Yes I am that old.

Your favourite position: GS/GK

A memorable netball moment: Victory for Switzerland against Israel in Gibraltar 2012. A cathartic moment.

What you like about the club: I find it a wonderful thing that we created something very special from nothing, that we purposely did it the long and tiring way, and that we are now rewarded with an active league, half the national team, and the Peppermill.



Name: Claudia AlmerDSC01856-001

Country of Origin: Australia

Year you moved to Switzerland and why: 2011 because I’ve always wanted to live in Europe. I found a job so stuck around.

Your job / profession: I.T. for a bank

A few hobbies:  Netball, music, movies, books, and hanging out with friends over a bottle of wine.

Began playing netball: When I was 9

Your favourite position: GK

A memorable netball moment: So many! Most recently, winning Player of the League 🙂 Thanks girls!

What you like about the club: As has been said, everybody is so friendly!! A great mix of people with different netball abilities, all looking to improve while having fun 🙂



Name: BarbaraGK

Country of Origin: Switzerland

Year you moved to Switzerland and why: Born and raised in Switzerland

Your job / profession: Research Associate at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Winterthur

A few hobbies:  reading, netball, travelling, family and friends

Began playing netball: roughly a year ago at the end of 2011

Your favourite position: GK

A memorable netball moment: The So-La run I participated with some other Netball girls. It made me run 🙂 not something I would have started otherwise

What you like about the club: the diversity of the club and the ladies – we are all from different corners of the world but we have a great time playing together



Name: Anna Currie 

Country of Origin: Scotland

Year you moved to Switzerland why: Moved for a job working for a luxury travel website.

Your job / profession: I’m a jack of all trades since I work at a startup as one of 3 employees but mainly I’m a copywriter for the website and do a lot of the PR and social media promotions for the company.

A few hobbies:  Playing the fiddle, going to gigs of all types, cycling and hiking

Began playing netball: In April 2012… that’s why I keep dropping the ball still.

Your favourite position: Currently trying GD on for size, going well so far (one game in)

A memorable netball moment: being part of the last Lions League with my nice team

What you like about the club: I really like that everyone is so friendly, and no one has even bullied me for my Scottish accent yet which is usually standard!


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