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.
About Swiss Netball
Schweizer Netball ist Als Leitungsgremium für Netball in der Schweiz sind wir Vollmitglied von Netball Europe (NE) und der International Netball Federation (INF).
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.
Swiss Netball is governed by its Statutes and Articles 60 to 79 of the Swiss Civil Code.
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.
To maximise awareness and participation of Netball in Switzerland
- Development and Performance Team
SWISS NETBALL COMMITTEEThe 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 email@example.com or see our Volunteer page.
SWISS DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE TEAMThe 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or see our Volunteer page.
President & National Squads
Claudia is Aussie & Swiss. Passionate about netball, Claudia was thrilled to find Zurich Netball Club in 2012, taking the roles of President and Coach, sharing her love of netball with like-minded women. Claudia has been Captain of the Swiss National Team from 2013. With a goal to further develop Netball in German-speaking Switzerland and the country, Claudia is excited to be part of Swiss Netball.
Communications, Marketing & Branding
Originally from the UK, Lauren moved to Zürich in early 2021 and quickly became a member of Zürich Netball. Lauren has always enjoyed playing netball, playing since school. She is passionate about the positive impact netball can bring to people, especially celebrating women and the community culture it brings. Lauren is supported by Amy Porter from Nyon Netball.
Charles has lived in Switzerland since 2019 and whilst never playing Netball himself, has spent many hours watching his girls play for GGNA and his wife (Claire) who plays and manages the GGNA club. He came to Switzerland with his family to take up a global marketing role for GSK, now Haleon - the world’s largest consumer healthcare company. Charles is keen to bring his 2 passions (sport and marketing) together, hence a keen volunteer of Swiss Netball.
Operations & Vice President
Londoner Carol moved to Switzerland in 2004. A chance meeting re-ignited her passion for netball, leading her to coach at CDL International School and play with Aubonne Netball. Carol strongly believes netball is a great way to stay fit and support wellbeing. She loves being a team player and is passionate about everything netball. She holds Europe Netball's Umpiring B Award and is a Europe Netball C Award Umpire Assessor, passing both in December 2022.
Jess Brown moved to Switzerland in 2017 and is a member of Zürich Netball. It didn't take long for her to want to get even more involved in the club and she became the Club Treasurer and Chair of the AGM shortly after. Originally from the UK, Jess loves all things Netball and has always been part of a club wherever she has been based. She is passionate to help grow the sport in Switzerland, particularly focusing on development in the German region.
Debbie is a Swiss, British and South African national who has lived in Switzerland, on both sides of the Röstigraben, since 2005. She was a founding member of GIN and Swiss Netball whilst in Geneva and has played over the years for GIN and then Netball Zug. She is a passionate advocate for women supporting women and enjoys helping others succeed.
National Squad Committee Liaison
This is currently an open position. For more information please contact: email@example.com
National Squads Head Coach
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 and paranetball events. Vanessa runs a Netball club with 16 teams playing at all levels from local district to northern league, from 6-year-olds to adult.
Avenir Suisse Head Coach & National Squads Assistant Coach
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 Moniek's life in New Zealand and she has always loved sharing her knowledge of netball with others, where it is important to have a well-balanced life and netball is a big contributor to that balance.
Tutor, C Umpire Award Theory
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.
National Squads Team Manager
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.
National Squad Assistant Coach & Squads Assistant Team Manager
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.
National Squads Assistant Coach
We are currently searching for an in-country Assistant Coach to join our Performance team.
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