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: Emma Schwarzwälder
Committee Position: Secretary (Attendance)
Country of Origin: UK
Day Job: Process Engineer
Dream Job as a Child: There were so many… maybe a lawyer?
Favourite Netball Position: GD
Years in Switzerland: 8
Year as a member of ZNC: 3
Hobbies (outside of netball): Fit boxing with Sportegration and reading (New Years Resolution going strong since 2019)
Pet Hates: When people don’t make space for you on the pavement
Favourite Food: Is brunch a food? (It’s a whole meal but we’ll let you have it!)
Hidden Talent: I like to think I’m pretty good at wordsearches
Training Motto: Just try your best and have fun!
Best Thing About ZNC: The people of course! We have such a laugh at every training session. It’s a great way to relax and keep fit at the same time.
Most Likely To: Be checking who’s signed up on this week’s training Doodle!
Name: Lorna Rettig
Committee Position: Tournament/External Events
Country of Origin: UK
Day Job: Medical Writer
Dream Job as a Child: Bond Girl
Favourite Netball Position: GS
Years in Switzerland: 15
Year as a member of ZNC: 11 – since day 1!
Hobbies (outside of netball): Curling, craft, pets (especially cats)
Pet Hates: Drama
Favourite Food: Crumpets with butter
Hidden Talent: Cooking the World’s best scrambled eggs – only her, her mum and her sister Susan alone in all the world know the proper technique!
Training Motto: ‘We do the best we can, with what we have today’ – stolen from Andy Murray
Best Thing About ZNC: The consistently positive and supportive atmosphere
Most Likely To: Be organising anything and everything!
Name: Claudia Almer
Committee Position: President/Head Coach
Country of Origin: Australia
Day Job: IT Manager
Dream Job as a Child: National Park Ranger
Favourite Netball Position: GK
Years in Switzerland: 9
Year as a member of ZNC: 8
Hobbies (outside of netball): walking in the forest, finding new books to read (and sometimes even reading them) and yoga
Pet Hates: Littering and idiocy
Favourite Food: Spag bol (made by my Dad) and T-Bone Steak
Hidden Talent: Amazingly good at creating Brio train tracks
Training Motto: Always go all out
Best Thing About ZNC: Everyone is so lovely. I’ve made so many life long friends through the club
Most Likely To: Be complaining about how cold it is!