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Where the Grasshoppers will remain top notch

the descent of The Grasshoppers for the 27-times football-Swiss master is a painful experience, no question. The Grasshopper-Club, however, are not just the footballer. With eleven different sports – or sections, as you internally hot – GC is the largest polysportive Association of Switzerland. We also look, for once, about the microcosm of Mr football and tell you where you can GC in Zurich continue to be top-notch experience.

GC-women

The first example: football. Because even in the next season, GC will be playing in the top football League. To be more precise on the GC-women. For the home to Supporter out of games but out of the city. You will be played on the GC Campus in Niederhasli.

game against the currently all-powerful rival: The GC-women meet in Niederhasli on the FCZ. Image: Reto Oeschger

The women's team is currently on the 6. Rank the last three games brought 9 points from relegation, the Team is safe. A drop of bitterness: The rivals of FCZ women the League dominate similar to clear as the Young Boys in the men.

Rugby

The Rugby team was only in 2008 as a 11. GC-section is incorporated, 2014, the Team won the championship title. And currently it looks good: The men are on the first place. And the ladies ("Valkyries") are Fourth and remain top notch.

close-up: On the Allmend Brunau, the games can be followed from the edge of the field. Image: Thomas Egli

the visit of The Zurich Rugby game is also a trip to the countryside: GC carries the games on the Allmend Brunau.

floorball

Also in floorball GC is currently more successful than in football: The men, the season ended after just four defeats in 22 Games on the 1. Rank, but in the Playoff Final the Emmen Taler of the SV Wiler-Ersigen beaten. In 2016, the GC-Unihockey-Cracks for the first and last Time so far, master.

Successful season, but in the end, losing the GC in the Final against SV Wiler-Ersigen. Image: Keystone

The home games, by the way, not so far away from the Still-GC-home site, next to the Letzigrund in the sports hall Hardau.

Tennis

The tennis section is one of the oldest: it was founded in 1890 and only four years after the football club. Today, GC plays both the men and the ladies in the Interclub NLA, the women were 2018 for the second Time in a row champion.

cheers about the title: The GC-game win in August 2018, the final games in Kilchberg. Image: Samuel Schalch

The home is idyllically located on the monastery road in a circle 8.

field hockey

Also in the land of hockey, the Grasshoppers look back on a long Tradition: in 1923, the women's section, in 1924, the gentlemen arose. Today, both the men's and the women's in the categories box, and hall – play however, with only part of first class.

country of hockey in the Hardhof: home of the GC ladies. Image: Sabina Bobst

The field games take place at the Hardhof – in close proximity to the hard tower-wasteland.

Squash

The Squash Department, too, had seen better times – the best of 1975 to 1985, when everything could be celebrated in all the 22 titles. Currently, the men's team in the NLA on the 9. and penultimate place. The home games are held at the August Forel-Strasse 15 in the circuit 8.

Squash the top of the class: GC each year, the Grasshopper Cup (in the picture: the final game of 2013). Image: Christoph Kaminski

the Grasshopper Cup, the Squash section also organises an annual professional tournament held in 2015 in the foundry hall Puls 5. In 2019, it was endowed with a total of 110’000 US-Dollar.

volleyball

The handball team of GC Amicitia Zürich would be relegated this season almost in the NLB. And also in basketball you must have this gear in the second highest class as the record Champions to compete. But the disaster was averted thanks to a successful Barrage against TSV Fortitudo Gossau. The same applies for the women's team, after the 2. Place in the relegation round in the top League remains.

Golden times: The GC-handball team posing after winning the championship in 1965. Image: Keystone

The best of times but here, too, far: GC dominated the Swiss sport of handball in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, over long distances. Finally, the men's team was after the merger with ZMC Amicitia Zürich in the year of 2010 masters.

rowing, Curling, Basketball: Not all GC-sections have made it into our list. Here you will find a brief history of all the departments. (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 13.05.2019, 13:57 PM

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