About the team

About the team

We, the GC Ladies, are the most multinational and mixed team of Switzerland. We speak Dutch, English, German, Spanish (Argentina), Italian and of course Swiss German on the pitch and besides hockey we are a wild mix of students, expats, mums, engineers, controllers, teachers, programmers, travel agents, butlers and physiotherapists. We are not only motivated for trainings and competing in matches, but we are also helping out in the club with junior coaching, umpiring, sponsoring events, team organisation and especially team events, because we like to be part of the hockey community here in Zurich.  

This season (2019/20) there is again a National League B in Switzerland in which we are competing against all clubs all around Switzerland. It is a newly created league which is played on a 3/4 pitch with 8 players on each side. It is also possible to agree with the other team to play a full pitch match with 11 aside, which we actually aim for. Last season we fought in NLA against geb most ambitious teams in the country, but the level was a bit too high for our team yet. This season givens us the chance to build up new strength, grow further with the team, engage our new player (some Junioren and always some new expats who are joining).  Let’s use this chance! Do you want to be part in our journey?

Our goals

We started the outdoor season with our first trainig on 7th of August 2019 to prepare well for the first matches in September. Our main goal is to grow as a team and integrate the new junior players into the team, as well as the new hockeyplayers moving to Zurich. Also we aim to improve our fitness level as a team, so we want to integrate some interval or sprint training in our normal training routine.

Beside the pitch

Outside of out regular trainings and matches, we like to socialize and helping in the club life. There are many options to get involved, be it in the team's party comittee, helping out as co-trainer, joining the juniors as coaches for their matches, writing match reports and online articles or others... There are even two of us who are organizing the European Championship II Girls U18 in Zurich 2020! 

Do you want to join?

Some players left our team again and we are therefore looking for some new players to help us compete, train and enjoy hockey with us! Actually compared to the top hockey leagues of other countries, like Germany, or Netherlands the NLB is not entirely as competitive. So if you "only" want to train 1-2 times a week, but used to play some hockey back in your home country, don't be shy and come along to the hockey pitch! You will love it! :-) 

We are always looking for new players, who share our passion about hockey, like being part of a club and a team. So feel free to join us, be it at the beginning of the outdoor or indoor season, in the middle of the season, in the party season, or simply as soon as you have moved to Zurich. 

Please bring your own stick, protection wear and AstroTurf shoes if possible. But if you need to borrow something for the first couple of trainings, there are some spare sticks available. For more information and any questions you can contact Conny.

See you soon on the pitch...! The GC ladies!