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?
Then click here to go to the site!
Congratulations to Lorna and Mollie who have made it onto the Swiss squad travelling to Gibraltar to take on Wales, Gibraltar, Malta and more in the IFNA World Ranking tournament in June! Jo made it onto the reserves and will train with the squad. Well done also to Farzarna for trialling! The new senior Swiss team will be coached by Jennifer Fields (UK Superleague Netballer) and Victoria Knights (Swiss U17 coach), and will be captained by Andrea McKellar.
More details to follow, and can be found on http://www.netballswitzerland.ch/
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
Those boys are so tall!
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!
Come and join us (and an England Netball Coach!), with your friends and family for a day of netballing fun and celebration of how far Netball has come in Switzerland.
Sign up on http://www.doodle.com/9ykdar6n7v56sgwt
And watch this space: more details to follow!
For those of you who would be interested in attending the World Netball Series in Liverpool, November 19th till 21st 2010 (some of the Stockholm guys and girls will also be there), watching some top notch netball and getting involved in IFNA, Netball England and Netball Europe, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
See what it’s all about here: http://www.worldnetballseries.com/
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