On Wednesday Zurich Netball Club were back to training for the first time in 2020. We had a fantastic turnout for the first session back. It would be great to think that everyone was super keen because they had playing netball over the festive period but some (myself included) were glad to be doing something active after indulging too much over Christmas!
After warming up we focused on ball skills in pairs to get us used to catching and throwing again. The drills were a combination of lobs and chest passes as well as mini-competitions to see which pair were the fastest without dropping the ball.
Practicing ball skills
Then we split into two teams for match practice. We mixed it up a bit by selecting a bib at random so lots of us were playing positions that were new to us. This meant we had to use our brains and we learnt something about other positions on the court.
To finish we managed the dreaded cool down/core training which was difficult after such a long absence. Hopefully this part of training will get easier in the coming weeks.
It was so nice to see everyone after the winter break and some new faces to the club came to training as well. New members are always welcome to join. If you would like to come along and try netball for the first time or even get back into a sport that you used play, please get in touch with the committee at email@example.com or send us a message on Facebook.
Despite rain, wind and a lot of mud, the 14 members of the Zurich Netball Club Sola team completed on Saturday 4th May, the Sola 2012 relay race around the hills and streets of Zurich.
The 2012 Sola race saw almost 900 teams of 14 runners (nearly 13,000 runners took part), running 116.57 km in one day, with an early 7:30 start. This was the first time we entered a team from Zurich Netball Club into the Sola Race, and it won’t be the last! The length of the legs vary from 4km to 14km each, as do the profiles, with up to 420m climbs in some legs.
It was a great day, and great training for upcoming netball events! We’re already looking forward to next year’s event!
What a start to the year! Congratulations once again to the lads and ladies of Matterhorn, winners of Switzerland’s first ever netball league! There was some fantastic netball being played, and it was great to see such a great turn out, such enthusiasm, and some competitive spirit!
But, Zurich Netball keeps on going! Here’s a preview of what’s to come in the next few months…
Now- May 12th: Preparation for the Swiss Tournament in Lausanne on May 12th.
If you want to get involved, then contact us! (If you want to get involved, but can’t play on May 12th, or don’t want to come to the tournament, get in touch anyway; you’re more than welcome to join in the training sessions!)
May 5th: Zurich Netball Club has entered a team into the Sola Lauf in Zurich, so feel free to come along and support us on the day, or at the finish line at the Sola Dorfli!
May onwards: We’re collecting your feedback on the Lion’s League before we decide on the format of the next club competition, but watch this space for announcements and news! Whatever the outcome, it’s sure to include a lot of netball, fun and a beer or two as well if you fancy!
Thanks to Victor from Netball Sweden (yes, they play netball in Sweden too!), for sharing his excelling umpiring blog! Ever wondered about the three second rule? Want to know how to play the centre pass correctly? Want to check up on the latest rule changes?
Visit the new Zurich Netball League page on our website to view information about Switzerland’s first netball league; including match schedules, team lists (to come before Christmas), results of each match and other general information about the league. You will be able to leave comments about the matches once the league gets going, and we’ll try to get a few action shots too! Watch this space!
Click here to go directly to the Zurich Netball League page.
We are excited to announce that Zurich Netball is launching from January Switzerland’s first ever netball league! We’ll be running league matches twice a month, with normal training sessions in the weeks inbetween. Contact us today if you would like to be a part of this exciting development to netball in Switzerland. The league is open to men and women, and will be mixed ability teams. If you’re interested in joining us, improving your fitness, honing your match skills and having a bit of fun competition, then please get in touch! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information! Watch this space for updates too!
Although you might not believe it from the sunshine, this was November in Lausanne! Another reason to love netball in Switzerland! Here are a few shots from the great day, Zurich Netball often in red on this day due to the sea of blue bibs from other teams!
Even if the defence was tough, Zurich held their ground!
More tough defence, but solid concentration from Zurich
Saturday 12th November saw a team from Zurich travelling to Lausanne International School for a friendly tournament, with 5 teams, and for the first time inside Switzerland, some mixed teams. In beautiful weather, the Zurich Team had some great games and the level of the day was high. Thanks to Lausanne for organising another fun day of netball in Switzerland and well done to the netballers from Zurich for some great play. Stay tuned for the photos coming soon!
Zurich Netball club travelled again recently to Lausanne for another great day of netball at the annual Netball Festival, this year international, with a team from Paris and from Stockholm making the journey to enjoy the netball in the sunshine.