Netball Switzerland

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Swiss Netball
Netball Switzerland Logo.jpg
Sport Netball
Jurisdiction National
Abbreviation NCH
Founded 2008
Headquarters Geneva
President Emma Connolly
Secretary Jo Kitson
Official website
www.netballswitzerland.ch
Switzerland

Netball Switzerland was founded in 2009 by a group of volunteers to promote the game of Netball within Switzerland. Swiss Netball became a full member of INF (International Netball Federation) in 2011. Switzerland is ranked on the INF World rankings - www.netball.org.

Development[edit]

The Under 17 team first represented Switzerland at the European Netball championships in 2010. The staff driving elite level netball programme launched the Cadre d'Espoir in 2011-12 with the aim of creating a player performance pathway.

Year Location Captain
2010 Belfast Kate Garden
2011 Dublin Kate Garden
2012 Glasgow Isabelle Turney and Emma Coulsen
2013 Malta Georgia- May Gabb and Lauren Snyder
2014 Worcester Oriane Calmy and Sarah Irwin (Vice Captain)
2015 Hull Oriane Calmy and Pasqualina Vonlanthen Di Nenna (Vice Captain)

Juniors[edit]

Swiss Netball is dedicated to developing netball both in public schools in Switzerland through the Prête-pour-net initiative. Swiss Netball supports the development of competitions in schools and clubs as well as supporting the start up process for new clubs.

Seniors[edit]

The Swiss Netball Nationalkader/Cadre national was established in 2012. A squad of 15 represented Switzerland at Netball Europe World Ranking Tournament in Gibraltar, May 2012. Switzerland achieved World Ranking at the tournament alongside Republic of Ireland, Israel, Malta and Gibraltar. In May 2013 the team represented Switzerland at the Netball Europe Open Championships in Aberdeen. Switzerland won the Silver Medal in the Development Section of the Championships and Player of the Tournament.

Year Team Captain
2012 Seniors Andrea McKellar
2013 Seniors Mollie Brodie and Charlotte Spelzini
2014 Seniors Mollie Brodie and Claudia Almer (vice captain)
2015 Seniors Claudia Almer and Helen Stevens (vice captain)

Annual Tournament[edit]

The first annual Netball Switzerland tournament took place in May at International School of Lausanne (ISL). It has grown from four local teams in 2008 to two tournaments, one in May for Junior's and one later in the year called " The Peppermill Challenge" for Seniors.

Year Event Winners
2008 Seniors Gin
2009 Seniors Gin
2010 Seniors Lancy
2011 Seniors Lancy
2012 Seniors Zurich
2013 Seniors Zurich
2014 Seniors Zurich
2015 Seniors Zurich

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