The following training times will apply from 22 April 2021:
- 17h30 to 19h00 – U11s There are no COVID restrictions for this age group.
- 18h30 to 20h30 – U13s, U15s, U17s, U19s Girls in this age group must wear a face mask at all times.
- Note the extended training times for our older girls. If you’re unable to make the entire session, please come along for as long as you can.
All age groups are now permitted to take part in matchplay.
Start collecting Support Your Sport vouchers at Migros!
AGNA are taking part in Migros’ Support Your Sport initiative.
For every CHF 20 you spend at Migros between now and 12 April 2021, you will receive a voucher. Just scan the QR code and assign the voucher to AGNA. By participating, you will raise money for the club and will also have a chance to win one of 1,000 CHF100 Migros gift cards for yourself.
Any money raised for AGNA will be put towards the cost of marking a new outdoor netball court in Etoy.
Sponsored fitness challenges
A huge THANK YOU to all the girls who took part in our sponsored challenges and also to those who offered support and sponsorship. Your efforts raised an incredible 2,300 chf for local charity Zoé4Life, which will be put to good use helping children with cancer and their families. Well done everyone!
Do you need some netball inspiration?
SkySports will be showing every game of England’s Vitality Netball Superleague across its TV and YouTube channels. The 2021 season starts on Friday, 12 February.
Would you like to train as an umpire?
Swiss Netball are running umpire training courses in 2021: see swissnetball.ch/events for more details. As soon as you have completed either Swiss Netball’s Introduction to Umpiring course or Netball Europe’s C Award Theory Course, you can start to gain valuable practical experience. Below are links to two Swiss Netball documents that outline the opportunities available to you to develop your umpiring skills.
AGNA would be willing to pay the umpiring course fees for any of our members aged 14 and over, on the proviso that you umpire on behalf of AGNA once qualified. Please get in touch with us if this is of interest to you or if you have any questions.
Assistant netball coach opportunities
Are you a parent who would like to be involved with the club? Are you a player and would like to expand your skills further? If yes, then why not be an assistant netball coach? We always welcome new additions to come and help with the club.
Assistant coaching duties include the following:
- Arriving at training on time and fully prepared for the session. This entails reading the session plan in advance, in order to know what to expect.
- Greeting players on arrival and guiding them to and from the gym hall.
- Helping to set up and put away equipment.
- Monitoring players throughout the session and encouraging use of correct netball technique.
- Taking directives from the Head Coach and assisting the Head Coach.
- Ensuring health and safety practises are followed.
- Promoting a caring, positive environment for everyone.
- Attending some tournaments and matchplay events.
The aim of the assistant coach role is to eventually be able to plan the training session and lead this for a small group of girls. It is extremely rewarding to help the girls build their confidence and to watch and help them develop their netball skills. If you are interested, please come along to one of our training sessions to find out more.
Sunshine Coast Lightning and Australian Diamonds player Stephanie Wood answered our questions live on Zoom.
For more netball news and advice, why not take a look at the websites of netball’s national, regional and world governing bodies: www.swissnetball.ch , http://www.netballeurope.com , www.netball.sport .
Below is a summarised version of an interview that took place live on Zoom. A huge thank you to Stephanie for talking to us, and to coach Marney for organising this. To start, could you talk us through your netball journey?I started playing netball when I was six and I’ve just turned 29. From aContinue reading “Sunshine Coast Lightning and Australian Diamonds player Stephanie Wood answers our questions”
It is with much sadness that we say goodbye to Elly, Stefan, Anna and Aimée, who move to the UK at the end of this month. The entire family has been at the heart of founding and developing AGNA from the very beginning. Elly is one of our founder committee members when the club startedContinue reading “A fond farewell to the Fischers”
Even during lockdown, AGNA members are keeping the ball moving. Watch our video here!