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A new course of netball classes is now being offered in Meinier, near Geneva, for girls aged 9 years and above.

Headed up by Cathryn Rich, President of Netball Switzerland, the new classes will provide an exciting opportunity for both novice and experienced players to keep fit, whilst having lots of fun!

Able to speak both French and English, Cathryn is inviting girls from all nationalities to come along and give netball a try. As a Level 2 coach, and head coach of the Swiss U17 team at the European Championships in Belfast last year, Cathryn has done a lot of work to leverage the presence of netball in Switzerland, and is keen for everyone to have a go and "get the netball bug"!

The first session will be held in the Salle de Gym de l'Ecole de Meinier on Wednesday 2nd November between 17h30 and 19h00.  The first two sessions will be free and all subsequent lessons will be held at the same time and place, during the Swiss school term, and will cost Fr. 200.- for the year.

 

You might not think polo is for everyone but if you like horse-riding and sports then read on. Polo is typically regarded as an exclusive sport practised on horseback and has a certain elitist reputation. Reputedly played by the rich and the royal, polo is a sport played on horseback in which teams hit a ball into the opposing team's goal using a long-handled mallet. Originating in Persia in the 5th century BC, polo became popular when the British enjoyed a similar game in India. In 1875 the sport was practised in Argentina with a formal polo match with the skills of the gauchos and their talents. In 1876 the sport was popularized in the USA.

 

Nowadays, the sport is open to anyone willing to give it a go. Practice makes perfect and once you are confident enough to be able to ride and maneuver the ball and mallet without crippling your opponent, then you will be allowed to play at the Geneva Polo Club in Veigy, France, just at the border near City Green Sports center.


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A new company in Switzerland is offering a range of fitness and sports activities for men, women and children of all ages and ability.  

Whether you’re looking to improve your general well-being, lose weight, tone and tighten your body, increase your fitness levels, or simply introduce a fitness regime into your life, then Pure Gravity is sure to have a program to suit you.

To get you started this Summer, the company is organizing a series of 2 hour bootcamps, costing only Fr. 40.-!  Taking place on Sundays at the Parc de la Grange in Geneva, these bootcamps are specifically structured and tailored to deliver an express fitness program.  High cardio drills, body conditioning drills, and strength and resistance training, are combined with friendly team games to ensure the time will simply fly by.  With regular breaks to recharge your energy this is wonderful opportunity to get your body invigorated for the Summer.

momsworkoutA new club has formed in Nyon, offering women the opportunity to take part in sports activities that are suited to their lifestyle and fitness level.

Called SHEzone, the club opened in Spring with the launch of MOMMYzone, a fitness programme targeted at mothers. Although the first classes have already started, it is possible to join a course at any time.  A choice of two classes is being offered, involving moms, babies and their strollers, and these are being held in Nyon at either the Parc & Sentier du Boiron or the Parc du Bourg-de-Rive, or in Geneva at the Parc Mon Repos.

The Stroller-circuit  class is open to all fitness levels and combines cardio drills with strength-training exercises, to target all of the major muscle groups.  Abnominal excercises, mat Pilates and yoga techniques are also used to strengthen and tone your body.

icehockey1If you are looking for something different to do this weekend, then come and support Geneva's young and talented ice hockey players in this weekend's international tournament for juniors.

Between April 1 and 3, some 450 youths aged 11 to 14 will meet in Geneva to compete in the first edition of the Genève Futur Hockey Challenge. This international ice hockey tournament will bring together 22 teams hailing from nine nations including countries as far away as China and Canada. The event is staged under the auspices of the Genève Futur Hockey Association in close collaboration with the Genève-Servette Hockey Club.  It will be held on three of the canton’s ice rinks, i.e. Les Vernets, Les Vergers in Meyrin, and Les Trois Chêne in Thônex. The Genève Futur Hockey Challenge is expected to become one of Geneva’s major sporting events and an international hockey tournament deserving of worldwide recognition.

The objective of the Genève Futur Hockey Association is to promote hockey and to foster its practice but also to offer youths an opportunity for personal growth by practicing their sport. Accordingly, the decision was made to stage the first edition of the Genève Futur Hockey Challenge in close collaboration with the Genève-Servette Hockey Club. The tournament will host some 450 youths in 22 teams from nine countries: Belarus, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Russia and Switzerland. The host country will be represented not only by the three clubs where the games will be played (Genève-Servette, Meyrin and Trois Chêne) but also through the presence of youths from Lausanne, Davos and Kloten.

Headed by Hugh Quennec, association president, Chris McSorley, association committee member and coach of the Genève-Servette Hockey Club, and Cindy Burwell, tournament director, the event organizers wish to see the Genève Futur Hockey Challenge evolve to become an event of worldwide recognition and prominence. Already, the success of this first edition, notably in terms of participation, bodes well for a promising future. Not only the sports aspects but also values such as education, mutual respect, fair-play and friendship are at the heart of the organizers’ considerations. In other words, the event is expected to become a cultural crossroads where diversity and tolerance prevail.