Swiss Netball is the governing body for the sport of netball in Switzerland and is a full Member of both the International Netball Federation (INF) and of Netball Europe (NE).
Formed in 2009, the Association, predominantly organised by volunteers, has been paramount in supporting the exponential development of this fast, fun and feminine sport across French and German-speaking Switzerland. The national team first obtained a world ranking in 2012 and has climbed as high as 28th in the world. See Our History
Swiss Netball is governed by its Statutes and Articles 60 to 79 of the Swiss Civil Code, and has three categories of Member:
- Netball Centres: schools and clubs
View the current list of Netball Centres and their contact information here.
Swiss Netball Netball Centres are established in 5 Swiss cantons: Basel, Geneva, Vaud, Zug and Zurich. Development is currently strongest in French-speaking Switzerland (Suisse Romande) where new clubs continue to be established to deliver netball to both Swiss and international girls and women.
Netball Centres (only) each have one vote at the Annual General Assembly.
- Individual Members
These are players, umpires, coaches, who, in the absence of a Netball Centre, become individual Members of Swiss Netball until such time as a Netball Centre is established in their vicinity.
- Honorary Members
Honorary membership is awarded by the General Assembly of Members in recognition of the efforts and contribution that individuals have made towards the advancement of netball in Switzerland.
Swiss Netball Honorary Members: Andrea McKellar, Emily Perry, Jo Beveridge, Michelle Phippard, Peta Samios and Trish Kirk.
The Association, with the support of the Committee, helps Members to consolidate their development and standards of netball, by:
- Supporting Members with their own governance and models for development
- Supporting Members to access facilities
- Working with Netball Europe and the International Netball Federation, institutional and strategic partners - international and Swiss/local - to offer opportunities for training, coaching, umpiring, etc.
- Supporting Members to better exchange best practice, knowledge and access to resources in order to maximise local development
- Working to maintain a good standard of competition in Switzerland
- Running the Nationalkader Programme
- Striving to provide national team representation at international level
- Providing Member access to central communication
- Seeking sponsorship
Click here for information on how to join Swiss Netball as a Member, including setting up a new club.