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Allora’s proud of their Laura

Laura Geitz (left) of Australia competes for the ball with Bailey Mes (right) of New Zealand during their preliminary round match of the Netball World Cup at Allphones Arena in Sydney on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. (AAP Image/Paul Miller) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Laura Geitz (left) of Australia competes for the ball with Bailey Mes (right) of New Zealand during their preliminary round match of the Netball World Cup at Allphones Arena in Sydney on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. (AAP Image/Paul Miller) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY PAUL MILLER

ALLORA was abuzz on Sunday as Laura Geitz led the Australian Diamonds to Netball World Cup glory; that is the word from Allora Sports Museum president Perry Cronin.

"I was at the museum on Sunday afternoon and they were all lining up to watch it at the pubs. I am yet to talk to anyone from Allora who didn't watch the final," Cronin said.

"Everyone is extremely proud of her. Rugby league was the predominant sport watched on television at Allora until a couple of years ago.

"Now Laura is captaining the Firebirds and the Diamonds, netball takes precedence."

Geitz is the face of the museum and according to Cronin will be inducted into the hall of fame one day.

"We will have to wait until she retires. I hope she will play more major championships," he said.

"It would be great if Laura led the team in the 2018 Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast."

Zeta Dwan, from Allora Newsagency, was at the grand final on Sunday with daughters Rebecca and Danielle.

She said it was awesome to watch the skipper lead from the front as the Diamonds set up a 16-7 lead in the first quarter.

"Laura went out very determined and was inspiring. She is exceptional on court and a great role model off court," she said.

Clifton sisters Sarah and Lucy Mantova in Sydney with Diamonds captain Laura Geitz. Photo Contributed
Clifton sisters Sarah and Lucy Mantova in Sydney with Diamonds captain Laura Geitz. Photo Contributed Contributed

Laura Geitz: HER Aussie Successes

2008 National debut

2010 Commonwealth Games Delhi - Silver

2011 World Cup Singapore - Gold

2011 Liz Ellis Diamond winner

2013 Appointed national captain

2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow - Gold

2015 Diamonds take winning streak to 21

2015 World Cup Sydney - Gold



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