Allora’s proud of their Laura
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.
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