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.
Originally from: Zimbabwe
Year you moved to Switzerland and why you came here: 2014, came to study my Masters Degree. Chose Switzerland because my fiance is from here and now we plan to stay. It is lovely!
Your job / profession: Student
A few hobbies: Dancing, baking, DIY crafts, singing
Started playing netball: In primary school
Your favourite position: Used to be GA but after 5 years of not playing, I realised that I did not have a favourite position anymore.
A memorable netball moment: When I was selected as “Netball Player of the Year” in High School. What a great feeling!
What you like about the club: So many friendly girls! We have the possibility to get fit and make friends while we are at it. I really like that!
Originally from: England
Year you moved to Switzerland and why you came here: I moved here officially in the Summer of 2012 as my boyfriend had been offered a job here.
Your job / profession: Kindergarten Teacher
A few hobbies: running, travelling, socialising with friends
Started playing netball: When I was about 8 years old in Primary school.
Your favourite position: GA/GS
A memorable netball moment: Winning the Kent Regional School Tournament. I was captain and very proud! I was also 10 years old 🙂
What you like about the club: The other girls! They are great fun and also make me laugh. The train journey to netball is always so much fun.
Name: Naime Buikema Sabadi
Originally from: London, UK.
Year you moved to Switzerland and why: I moved to Zurich in May 2011 to start a new job.
Your job / profession: I‘m an English qualified solicitor and work with private clients helping them with tax and succession planning.
A few hobbies: Skiing, hiking and volunteering for the Girl Guides.
Began playing netball: I started playing netball when I was 7 years old at primary school. In the UK most schools play netball. I’ve played on and off since then.
Your favourite position: Goal keeper – when I started playing at 7 I was tall for my age. I’m now an average height, but feel most comfortable in the goal third.
A memorable netball moment: Winning a school netball tournament when I was 11 in the pouring rain.
What you like about the club: I like that the club has players of all abilities and everybody helps, trains and encourages each other.
Originally from: Kent, UK.
Year you moved to Switzerland and why: 2008, for a job. I had to choose between flat, rainy Belgium and Switzerland. Switzerland won!
Your job / profession: I work in IT system support for EF Education.
A few hobbies: Sport, obviously (swimming, skiing, running). I also blog about all sorts of things on http://jocackett.com and I love travelling.
Began playing netball: In primary school, but then I didn’t play between secondary school and coming to Switzerland.
Your favourite position: Centre
A memorable netball moment: There are so many! Being part of the team that got Switzerland a place on the international ranking table in Gibraltar 2012, and also Zurich winning the Peppermill trophy in 2012.
What you like about the club: I love how much the club and the sport has grown. We started playing on a car park near the airport and now we’re going to need a trophy cabinet soon! I love the international atmosphere of the club!
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 🙂
Country of Origin: Germany (Coburg, Franconia)
Year you moved to Switzerland and why: 2010 – my boyfriend got a job offer he couldn’t refuse 🙂
Your job / profession: I’m a self-employed proofreader and editor.
A few hobbies: Travelling, photography, friends, exploring Switzerland with my motorbikes, sports — and especially netball, of course.
Began playing netball: 27th April 2011, 7 pm 🙂
Your favourite position: GD and GA
A memorable netball moment: When I received the prize for ‘most improved’.
What you like about the club: Playing a wonderful and sometimes weird (at least for me — all those crazy rules!) ball game with a bunch of awesome girls (and sometimes guys) and improving my English while having lots of fun.
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
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!
Country of Origin: Shrewsbury, England
Year you moved to Switzerland why: 2006, for my husband’s job
Your job / profession: English Literature teacher at an International School
A few hobbies: Reading, watching football, attempting to cook, watching films, drinking wine oh and playing netball
Began playing netball: When I was 8
Your favourite position: GD/GA
A memorable netball moment: Winning in Lausanne to become Swiss Champions
What you like about the club: People are very friendly and welcoming. Having the chance to play competitively again is fab! It would be great to play more often.
Country of Origin: Hamburg & Freiburg in Germany, but I still feel more at home in London
Year you moved to Switzerland why: 2009, for work and to be closer to my family
Your job / profession: Tax advisor
A few hobbies: Ballroom dancing, music, travelling
Began playing netball: 2011
Your favourite position: WA
A memorable netball moment: Hmm, given the short time I have played there isn’t really one memorable moment yet but I really loved playing for the Matterhorn team in our league!
What you like about the club: The easygoing (well, unless we happen to play each other) and international atmosphere. Just keep doing such a great job!