About Swiss Netball

Swiss Netball is  
the governing body for Netball in Switzerland, we are a full member of Netball Europe (NE) and the International Netball Federation (INF).
 

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Formed in 2009, the Association, organised by volunteers, has been paramount in supporting the development of this fast, fun and feminine sport across Switzerland. The U17 Team have won the Netball Europe Challenge Cup in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017 & 2019, and are now promoted to the Netball Europe Championship Cup Division for 2020. 

The National Open 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.

OUR VISION

Empowering Women through Netball

Playing sport is a great source of empowerment and skills development for girls and women. Netball has over 20 million participants world wide.

OUR MISSION  

To maximise awareness and participation of Netball in Switzerland

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Provide a supportive, competitive, safe arena for players to develop
Maintain and protect the interests of the game and work for improved Netball facilities in Switzerland
Promote and encourage Netball in schools and communities throughout Switzerland
Assist in the development of new and existing clubs in Switzerland.
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  • Committee
  • Development and Performance Team

SWISS NETBALL COMMITTEE

The Swiss Netball Committee is responsible for managing the affairs of the association which include determining strategic direction, goals and policies. The committee is a dynamic team with a passion for all things Netball, and the belief that team sport for women and girls can provide positive life changing outcomes through the development of leadership and teamwork skills. Our committee team brings a wide range of professional skills and experience and give our time on a 100% voluntary basis. If you would like to join our committee please get in touch at admin@swissnetball.ch see Volunteer

SWISS DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE TEAM

The Swiss Netball Performance and Development Team is responsible for delivering development initiatives across Switzerland to grow our grassroots Netball programs. Our performance team leads our National Squads and National Coaching initiatives alongside our incredible volunteers in educator roles delivering programs that improve the standard of umpiring and bench officiating to raise the standard of our game. A dynamic team with a passion for all things Netball, and the belief that team sport for women and girls can provide positive life changing outcomes through the development of leadership and teamwork skills. Our development and performance team give their experience and time on a 100% voluntary basis. If you would like to join our D & P Team please get in touch at admin@swissnetball.ch see Volunteer
Swiss Netball President

President & National Squads

Emma Connolly

Emma is British & Swiss and is a German patent translator, working for WIPO in Geneva since 2001. Emma has a BA(Hons) degree in Sport and German. She is very passionate about helping women & girls realise what they can achieve through sport with support, guidance & encouragement. Emma has been on the Swiss Netball Committee since day one,  as Treasurer,  Team Manager & President of Swiss Netball. She is a founder of LCV Netball Club & Treasurer at GIN. 

emma.connolly@swissnetball.ch

Victoria Nahmany

Vice President & Governance.

Victoria Nahmany

Victoria is an English solicitor working in Geneva, she has lived in Geneva since 2005. Victoria plays Netball at Lancy when her schedule permits, she has three children, one who plays Netball at Meinier Netball.

governance@swissnetball.ch

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Communications & Admin

Louise Goddard

Originally from New Zealand, Louise moved to Switzerland in 2005. A graduate in design she worked in international store design and retail marketing.¨Growing up in New Zealand you see the power sport has to change lives and especially the importance of team sport in empowering women and girls to achieve better outcomes in their lives¨. It is super to be part of the Swiss Netball committee building awareness of the game of Netball in the wider community in Switzerland.

communications@swissnetball.ch

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Development

Jeremy De Friend

Jeremy De Friend is passionate about sport. Playing club football, martial arts & street dance. He studied sport sciences and practice at the University of Neuchâtel where he studied major sports, sport mechanics & fitness training. On graduating, he continued study in sport management at Birkbeck, University of London. The focus of his final academic research is sport for development. Jeremy is Jeunesse + Sport accredited in school sport, football & skiing. 

development@swissnetball.ch

Officiating

Officiating

Carol D`Alberti

Londoner Carol moved to Switzerland in 2004.  A chance meeting in 2016 re-ignited her passion for netball & she started to coach U9’s at CDL International School & play again, joining Lancy & now Aubonne Clubs. She passed the C Award Umpire’s badge in June 2018, she just loves everything to do with Umpiring! Her proudest achievement was finally becoming a mum when her daughter was born in 2007. Married to an understanding husband, she is kept happily busy coaching and umpiring.  

umpiring@swissnetball.ch

 

Swiss Operations

Operations

Salote Waqanivalu

Originally from the Fiji Islands, a graduate in Environmental Health, worked for the Govt of Fiji for 14 years before consultancy work with the WHO. Enjoys working with communities & empowering young people. Served as Secretary General, Fiji Athletics, was part of the Oceania Sports Educators Program with the Oceania National Olympic Committee. Moved to Switzerland in 2015, President & Head Coach of Jura Girls Netball Club. 

operations@swissnetball.ch

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Treasurer

Simon Coburn
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General Secretary

General Secretary

We are actively searching for a General Secretary.

Go to our volunteer page to find out more.

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Membership

Membership lead

We are actively searching for a Membership lead.

Go to our volunteer page to find out more.

Vanessa McErlain-Naylor

National Squads Head Coach

Vanessa McErlain-Naylor

Vanessa has worked in performance Netball since 2005 with Yorkshire Jets and Loughborough Lightning.  In the 2018/19 season, Vanessa set up Aspire Elite Netball, an independent performance programme. She volunteers for England Netball in many roles and is a regularly appointed tournament referee at national schools, clubs & paranetball events. Vanessa runs a Netball club with 16 teams playing at all levels from local district to northern league, from 6yrs to adult.

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Avenir Suisse Head Coach & National Squads Assistant Coach

Moniek Van Rossum.

Moniek van Rossum is a Kiwi, now based in Switzerland. Moniek loves the colour orange which could be because of her Dutch heritage. Monieks` love and dedication to Netball took her all the way to playing in the UK Superleague. ¨Netball has been a big part of my life in New Zealand and I have always loved sharing my knowledge of netball with others. I think it is important to have a well-balanced life and I think netball is a big contributor to that balance.¨

Tutor, C Umpire Award Theory

Tutor, C Umpire Award Theory

Helen Ashton

Helen is from the UK and has lived in Switzerland for over 20 years. She teaches biology and sports, exercise and health science at the International School of Lausanne. She played netball at school and university as well as helping to start Lausanne Netball Club. Helen represented Switzerland in the first ever Swiss Netball Open Team in 2012. She now enjoys umpiring and tutoring the C award course.

Emma Connolly

National Squads Team Manager

Emma Connolly

Emma is British and Swiss and is a German patent translator, working for the WIPO in Geneva since 2001. Emma has a BA(Hons) degree in Sport and German and is very passionate about helping women & girls realise what they can achieve through sport with support, guidance & encouragement. Emma has been on the Swiss Netball Committee since day one, first as Treasurer, then Team Manager & current President of Swiss Netball. She is one of the founders of LCV Netball Club & Treasurer at GIN. 

teammanager@swissnetball.ch

B. McGinity

Avenir Suisse Assistant Coach

Bronwyn McGinity

Bronwyn was born in New Zealand, moved to Switzerland in 2008 with her family. Growing up in a sporting mad nation – Bronwyn started playing netball at 7 years old and hasn’t stopped.  She is a founding member of Aubonne Netball Club, coach, umpire, player & a school netball coach. Bronwy

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National Squads Assistant Coach

Volunteer

We are actively searching for Assistant Coaches.

Go to our volunteer page to find out more.

 

 If you would like to work with us 

admin@swissnetball.ch

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