Before the sun rose in Zurich the alarms of the 10 Zurich Team netball players rang, it was time to head to Lausanne. We were maybe not quite mentally prepared yet for the 13 hour day ahead but the rush of are we going to make the train was well underway. With seconds to spare almost the whole team made it… thankfully we have some quick drivers amongst us.
Arriving in Lausanne we didn’t let the rainy conditions dampen the mood as we were preparing for 4 20 minute matches of netball against Nyon, GIN, Lausanne and Aubonne 2. With a quick change we ran into warm up for the first match up of the day against Nyon, we knew it being the first match of the day our nerves would come into play. But by the second half we only let Nyon sink 1 ball, what a defensive masterclass from the team, leading to a final score of 19-7.
We then faced our favourite rivals and changing room buddies GIN. End to end as always we finished with a close defeat of 12-15. For the third match we lined up against the tall defensive Lausanne team, another end to end battle finishing with another close defeat of 11-12. The muscles were definitely now sore but that did not stop us from playing the final game against Aubonne 2s right to the final whistle, the match finished 10-21 with Aubonne snatching the victory.
What a day of netball, we are so proud of the whole team and our 6 new players who joined the line up this year. We are also extremely proud to have our very own, Sarah Hannibal picking up the Players Player award of the tournament. Congratulations again Sarah on behalf of the whole club, and you are definitely our Players Player too!
We cannot wait for more netball action as we line up for the next League Match on the 30th April against AGNA in Geneva. If you’re looking to keep up to date with all the news and events at Zurich Netball, give us a follow on our Instagram @zurichnetball! For anyone looking to join the club drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org we would love to welcome you.