A fond farewell to the Fischers

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 started in 2015, taking on the role of treasurer, book-keeper, legal secretary, and voice of common sense! It is due to her in a large part that we are now on a strong financial footing. We will dearly miss her wisdom and perception, and her tight hold on the purse strings!

Stefan qualified as an umpire, (probably the first Swiss male umpire), and has given his time freely to officiate at countless matches and tournaments, as well as providing legal and tax support behind the scenes. Both Anna and Aimée became playing members, winning medals and trophies, and shooting some stunning goals.

Perhaps the most important legacy of the Fischer family, though, is the principle enshrined in our ethos, that this is a sport open to everyone, whether English or French speaking, educated privately or publicly.

To this end, Elly was instrumental in securing the cooperation of Rolle commune to mark up the first outdoor court in Vaud. This was a landmark moment for the sport in the region as well as for the club. In addition, Anna and Aimée were great recruiters bringing along school friends to try out and acting as excellent translators and ambassadors for the club. Elly also saw to it that our achievements as a club received coverage in the local media.

The strong club they leave behind is a testament to their commitment to AGNA for which we are thankful and we will miss them all.

Our loss is a gain for netball in their new home town in the UK.

Masses of luck with the move.

All at AGNA, past and present.