Photo © Swiss Netball/Emma Connolly
Lots of opportunities in Geneva and Vaud this summer for girls to discover netball!
Switzerland has just won the Challenge Cup at the 2017 Netball Europe Under 17 Championship, taking the gold medal after convincing wins in all three of its championship games.
This is the second time in three years that Swiss Netball has taken the gold medal and Challenge Cup, after victory in 2015, and silver medal position in 2016. The team was composed of 12 junior members of the Swiss National Squad, who train throughout the year, at venues in the cantons of Geneva and Zug.
This year’s championships took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland, from 3-5 March, and brought together established netball nations such as England and Wales, as well as nations where netball is still developing, including Switzerland, which only fielded its first Under 17 team in 2010.
“We are very proud of this fantastic achievement by our young talented team”, said Swiss Netball President, Emma Connolly. “Netball is still very much a new sport in Switzerland, so we hope that this win will encourage even more young Swiss girls and women to join a netball club and try out this phenomenal team sport”.
Special offers for knowitall.ch readers!
A new health and well-being center has opened between Geneva and Lausanne, offering a wide range of services for the expat and local communities of the Terre-Sainte region. Called Health Quota, the new center is conveniently located near to the Mies station, in a large, airy space, which provides a cross-functional approach to physical, mental and nutritional well-being.
Building on the success of its 4-year-old CrossFit Terre Sainte core gym business, the newly rebranded Health Quota center is the brain-child of three local women, Rebecca Bar-Tur, Mandy Thomas, and Melodie Mazur. With a common vision to help people embrace healthy and happy lives, the three women have embarked on a mission of broadening the appeal of the center to include a much wider range of services such as yoga, Pilates, stretching, running, and other specialized exercise classes as well as beauty, massage and life services.
5% discount on ski lessons from Ski Pros Megeve
With the summer drawing to a close and Autumn now approaching it’s time to start thinking about skiing again!
Although many of you probably won’t be putting any skis on for at least another 3 months, you do need to look at your schedule for the winter season and plan ahead – especially if you want to book any ski lessons for yourself or your kids. The most popular ski instructors get booked up very quickly, with some families reserving spaces for the entire season!
One ski school, which we have featured often on this site and which is very popular with the expat community, is Ski Pros Megeve. Operating in the region for 24 years (including 18 seasons at Megève), the school currently has a team of 11 American, English and French independent instructors, who know the local resorts inside out.
15% discount for knowitall.ch readers on a one-on-one lesson booked before end of 2016.
Caroline Goasguen, founder of Golf Geneva and CatGolfs (Caroline’s Traveling Golf School) is offering knowitall.ch readers a 15% discount on 1 one-on-one lesson booked with her before the end of 2016.
A brilliant and passionate golf instructor with over 25 years experience of the game, Caroline earned her academic and golf teaching credentials in the USA and in Europe. After 10 years representing her country with the French National Golf Team, she turned professional in 2002, and is a current member of the PGA (Professional Golf Association), LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association), LET (Ladies European Tour), and Swiss PGA.
Caroline has trained alongside prestigious golf teachers such as David Leadbetter (Leadbetter Golf Academy, Orlando FL), Jim Mc Lean (Jim McLean Golf School Doral Miami FL), Pia Nilson, Lynn Marriot (Vision 54), John Thalassionnos ( Ban Lynch Golf Coaching), Alain Alberti, Patrice Amadieu, Nicolas Armand (Leadbetter Academy Montpellier Massane, France), and Mary Murphy (Elks Country Club).
Since it first started running soccer courses in Geneva in 2005, InterSoccer has become one of the most popular household names among expats living in Switzerland.
Literally thousands of boys and girls, aged from 3 to 13 years old, have benefited from their wide range of recreational and competitive football courses and camps, which run throughout the holidays as well as during the school term. All children, no matter what their skill level, are welcome at InterSoccer.
This summer, InterSoccer will be organizing Mini Camps for 3-5 year-olds, Junior camps for 5-9 year-olds, and Academy level camps for 10-13 year-olds. There are also special camps devoted entirely to goalkeepers (8-13 years), as well as ones targeted just at girls (5-13 years). There is even a special camp being led by the Youth Coach from Millwall FC, Andy Massey.
Additionally, in 2016 the Tottenham Hotspur International Player Development Camp (5-13 years) will run in Varembé, Geneva. The Premier League Club Tottenham Hotspur, who finished 3rd for the 2015/2016 season therefore qualifying for the Champions League, will be sending two UEFA B Coaches to an InterSoccer Summer Camp on Monday 11 July – Friday 15 July. The camps will be a great chance for children to improve their skills and techniques in a fun and friendly environment under the supervision of the highly qualified Tottenham Hotspur coaches. Boys and girls doing two days or more will receive a Tottenham Hotspur replica home shirt plus a medal. There will also be a Tottenham Hotspur 1 Day Camp on Saturday 16 July on Versoix. Click here for more information. Click here for more information.
To get everyone in the Euro 2016 mood, InterSoccer has also organized a series of mini-tournaments for all kids aged 3-13 years. These will take place on 5 June at the Stade de Varembé in Geneva, on the 12 June at La Châtaigneraie International School in Founex, and again on the 15 June in Signal de Bougy in Aubonne. Click here for more information.