This post is from one of our members:
Geneva hosted its first International Open Netball Tournament at Bois de Frere over the weekend of 27/28 April.
The Scottish Universities netball team came over as well as Eastwood (from Essex) Ladies team, Under 17 and U15 teams.
Swiss Open Squad
What a great weekend of netball – the Swiss Open team played a three way tournament against Eastwood and the Scottish Universities team and the Swiss Under 17s and Under 15 Teams enjoyed the challenge of playing the Essex girls. The visiting UK teams were greeted each game with the unusual spectacle of netball supporters ringing cowbells, something the UK teams had never experienced.
The weekend also saw the final of the Lac Leman junior tournament where International Institut Lancy won the Under 12s league and Geneva Girls Netball Association the Under 15 prize both against opposition from Lausanne.
The tournament was also a dry run for the Under 17 European Championship that Switzerland will host in 2015!
Netball is a relatively new sport here in Switzerland but with so many ex pats living here it is gaining in popularity. There are a number of girls clubs in the Geneva environs and 2 adults ladies clubs. For more information www.netballswitzerland.ch
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