Weisser oder Roter Glühwein… let’s bereal!

NEW JOINERS FOR 2023!

We are always looking for new members to join the club and we cannot think of a better way to kick off the new year. Whether you want to play more competitively or to get your exercise in once a week and make some new friends. Drop an email to zurichnetball@gmail.com and we will give you all the details. We will be kicking off the year on January 10th and we would love to see some new faces! Trainings are every Tuesdays 19:00 at ICS International School Zurich.

League Team 3rd December 2022 with AGNA

As we began to wind down for the Christmas break our League Team travelled down to Geneva for the last league game of 2022 against Aubonne. The team played fabulously to win 43-22, congratulations and thank you to all our players, reserves and coaches. Our next match will be against GGNA on the 14th January back in Geneva once again!

SAVE THE DATE! On the 4th February Zurich will be hosting all the league matches on home turf. We would love to get as many supporters as possible, we will be posting more details on the event soon.

For our monthly social, Leah organised a lovely meet up at the Zurich Christmas Market. Where we had the choice of ‘Weisser oder Roter Glühwein’, also known as mulled red or white wine. Some may say, surprisingly, the most popular amongst our team was the mulled white wine! It was great to catch up with old and new faces of the club so keep your eyes peeled for our next social for more fun!

If your looking to keep up to date with all the news and events at Zurich Netball, give us a follow on our Instagram @zurichnetball!

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It was time for Zurich netball to put their knowledge to the test! In the first social organised by Leah, we took part in the Kennedy’s Pub Quiz Night. From Brit and Mon’s Aussie knowledge to Abby’s insights to Gibraltan Monkey you can safely say we out performed our expectations. Although we did not snatch the winning prize we did win a round of shots for the table with Emily’s excellent guessing skills in a game of heads and tails. Thank you Leah for organising and we look forward to more Pub Quizs in the future. Don’t forget our next social on 16th December, where we will be hitting up the Christmas Market in Zurich. If you’re interested in partaking please get in contact we’d love to have you join in on the fun!

There were no league games this month, but the next league match was just around the corner. On the 3rd of December Zurich sent a team to Geneva, where they took on AGNA (Aubonne Girls Netball Association). More to come on this event in our December post, Hopp Zürich!! Spoilers available on our Instagram.

If your looking to keep up to date with all the news and events at Zurich Netball, give us a follow on our Instagram @zurichnetball or if you’d like to get involved at our next training session send an email to zurichnetball@gmail.com and show up on Tuesdays at 19:00 at ICS International School Zurich – all are welcome.

Back to Netball

After what seems like an age, it is almost time to celebrate moving to our new home!

If you remember back to October last year, we finally found a new home for Zürich Netball Club only for the latest lockdown to hit. Now that things have calmed down again we are finally able to have our big reopening and invite everyone back to netball!

On Tuesday 24th August we will be back in the sports hall at Schule Kolbenacker at 8pm for netball, fitness and a lot of fun. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you all back. It’s been a long time since all the club members were back together but absence does make the heart grow fonder.

However, it’s not just old members were are looking to welcome back. We are also hoping that all the time trapped indoors with no sports to do has meant that some people in Zürich and the surrounding areas have been wondering about taking up a new hobby or coming back to netball. If that is you then please come a join us!

We plan to have a fun evening with lots of netball. If you have no experience and just want to try that’s no problem. All training will be provided ‘on the job’.’

If you are interested in joining us and celebrating our new home, please make sure you sign the Doodle so we know how many people to expect and we comply to current Covid regulations for track and trace.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at zurichnetball@gmail.com and one of the committee members will get back to you!

Restarting Netball

Since March, Zurich Netball Club have been keeping their minds sharp during lockdown with a monthly virtual quiz. Questions on art, science, sport, movie and even celebrity deaths (!) have been posed to our members, who have been more than happy to show off their brains. Congratulations to the winners of our lockdown quizzes: Julie, Lakshmi, Claudia and Lorna!

A busy night at the Zoom-ikon Arms Pub Quiz

Now our brains are finely tuned, it is time to get back on the netball court… almost! Summer fitness sessions will begin next Wednesday 15th July at 7pm until 8pm outside at Sihlhölzli (Manessestrasse 1, 8003 Zürich) until 26th August to help lose those lockdown kilos before proper training begins in again in September.

If you haven’t already signed up yet, add your name to the Doodle by clicking here so we know to expect you!

Due to the current circumstances, we will be adhering to social distancing rules and the recommendations of Swiss Netball and Swiss Olympic. The main rules that we ask everyone to stick to are below:

1. Do not attend if you have any symptoms of COVID-19

2. We will need to take attendance for each session

3. Everyone washes/disinfects their hands at the beginning/end of training

4. Everyone maintains physical distancing throughout the training (2m / 10m2 per person)

5. There will be a defined responsible person to ensure the above rules are followed

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact a member of the committee and we get back to you as soon as possible.

The Committee are looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible in real life on Wednesday!

Congratulations!

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/

Zurich Netball League website update

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.

Switzerland’s first ever netball league is coming to Zurich

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 zurichnetball@gmail.com for more information! Watch this space for updates too!

Photos from Lausanne Friendly Tournament 16th November

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

In action

Those boys are so tall!

Autmn netball in the Lausanne sunshine

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!