Our History

  • 2015

    • Open Team travel to Belfast for European Championships and are runners up in the competition to Ireland.
    • Under 17 team travels to Hull for European Championships and top their group becoming European U17 Challenge Cup Champions
    • Netball Europe deliver a C umpires Course (Net Effect supported) and 17 umpires qualify
    • Swiss Netball hosts first ever International test series in Geneva vs Canada

  • 2014

    • U17s compete at Netball Europe Championships in Worcester, England.
    • The Open Team travel to Dublin for a four-way test series with Ireland, Gibraltar and Northern Ireland, Ireland continue to deny us the top spot
    • The Cadre continues to grow and flourish. Players benefit from outstanding coaches from the UK, including visits from England player Tamsin Greenway
    • 2 C Umpires and 3 Beginners Umpires courses delivered in the year 
    • Junior Clubs tournament and Festival are successful in attracting more participation 
    • Schools league and tournaments run throughout the year
    • Benedicte Desbiolles and Yann Bernadini deliver two professional development courses in Netball to Geneva teaching staff
    • Netball Switzerland becomes Swiss Netball and is rebranded

  • 2013

    • U17 team, coached by Emily Perry, compete at Netball Europe in Malta beating the hosts and coming runners up to Gibraltar
    • The annual Swiss tournament splits into a two-day event to cope with high entries of teams
    • The Peppermill attracts 14 teams and takes place inside seeing standards of play considerably improved. New match Regulations are introduced.
    • Peta Samios introduces the Beginner Umpire award and over 30 umpires are initiated.
    • The Open Team competes in Aberdeen at the Netball Europe Championships, drawing with Gibraltar in their pool matches and beating other nations
    • The Cadre d’espoir trains as two groups U13 and U17 in preparation for competitions
    • Teams from the UK are hosted in a tournament for U13 and U17 Cadre and Open teams in Bois-des-Frères, Geneva
    • The first Junior Clubs event takes place in Geneva with 4 clubs participating
    • Switzerland send a delegate to the INF Congress in Glasgow – the first time it is represented at this level
    • The Cadre nationale or Nationakader is formed to improve Open team standards training at venues across the country

  • 2012

    • Selection for first ever Open team takes place
    • U17 team announced selected from Talent Squad - Cadre D'Espoir
    • U17's head for Glasgow for European Championships
    • The 5th Annual May tournament attracts 23 junior and 10 senior teams  - 33 teams in all particpate although the Senior event is rained off and postponed until September 
    • The Open Team head to Gibraltar and achieve World Ranking securing 2 victoires from their 8 matches 
    • Cathryn Rich joins the Netball Europe management committee
    • The Cadre D'Espoir are selected rather than invited and the group doubles in size to 45 (over 70 girls trial for a place)
    • The Annual Swiss Netball Festival attracts 36 teams and is played over a full weekend
    • Zurich win the Peppermill Challange 
    • Peta Samios delivers a pre-C umpires award to 16 people
    • Lac Léman League launched for U12 and U15 age groups
    • Nyon Netball Club starts with Juniors and Seniors (VIN)
    • New website launched

  • 2011

    • Dublin U17 European Championships
    • Review of tournament and procedures, assessment of feedback and planning for Cadre d?Espoir and U17 squad development 2011-12.
    • Victoria Knights appointed Head Coach.
    • Brussels Tournament. Switzerland A Runners Up Switzerland B 7th
    • Umpires course lead by Michelle Phippard
    • Annual tournament (4th), ISL, Lausanne(15 junior teams, 10 senior teams)
    • Inaugural AGM of Netball Switzerland
    • Cadre d?Espoir formed

  • 2010

    • Statutes drafted and provisionally approved
    • Switzerland enter the European U17 Championships in Belfast for the first time 
    • Coaching course delivered to all PE teachers in the Primary Schools of Geneva by Cathryn Rich and Bénédicte Desbiolles
    • Fêtes des écoles - Parc de la Grange - Netball Switzerland fundraiser and promotion of the Game
    • Switzerland send 2 teams to Stockholm for an International adult tournament
    • Festival of Netball, ISL, Lausanne(10 junior teams, 11 senior teams including Paris)Coaching course delivered by Emily Flavell, Netball England (Courtesy of Net Effect bid)
    • Fatsnet World series Netball in Liverpool, The Swiss delegation is well-represented
    • Selection and training starts for U17 Dublin squad. New management team leading the team.
    • www.netballswitzerland.ch goes live
    • Bernex Netball Club founded
    • Netball Switzerland affiliates as Full Member of IFNA
  • 2009

    • Geneva welcomed Liz Broomhead, IFNA and Netball Europe visits deliver England Netball Level 1 Coaching course to 20 participants and holds promotional meetings with J.-J. Cuenod (Responsable d'Education Physique des écoles primaire, Genève) and 2 International Schools
    • Netball tournament in ISL, Lausanne - 8 teams participate (Junior and Senior mixed) - Winners GIN. awarded the Trophy donated by Caroline Lister.
    • Netball Switzerland steering committee formed
    • Junior Netball Tournament held for U9,U10,U13(10 teams) at IIL. Jo/Cath
    • Netball introduced to Bernex Primary school, Geneva(Bénédicte Desbiolles)
    • Zurich Netball club founded
    • GGNA Tour to Bath, UK 2 teams
    • Under 17 trials for European Championships
    • Netball Festival held ISL,Lausanne(12 teams) including Zurich, Aiglon, Lausanne, Geneva, Basel
    • Training begins for Under 17 squad

  • 2008

    • Cathryn Rich and Jo Beveridge liaise to organise a Two club tournament held in Geneva (Lancy ladies with GGNA and Geneva International Netball club) Four teams compete to win two pepperpots. Winners: GIN
    • Fixtures between GGNA, ISL, CDL, GES, Aiglon College and the netball network begins between school and junior teams

  • 2007

    • Geneva International Netball Club plays at LGB weekly
    • Lunchtime Netball Club for Girls and Mum's Netball group established at Institut International de Lancy
    • Geneva Girls Netball Association founded for girls aged 7 -17