Laura Geitz
Laura Geitz

Firebirds on course to claim victory against NSW

THE team is on a high this week after our game against West Coast Fever in Perth on Sunday.

Winning by a 25-point margin to finish 72-47 was enough in percentages to put us into second place on the ladder. Coming off consecutive losses, we really needed that win.

After a lot of soul-searching, we knew we needed to regroup. On game day, we implemented all the things we talked about changing and improving and, as a result, performed like a well-oiled machine.

It was great to have our wing attack Chelsea Pitman back after injury, to see us focused on dominating all areas of the court, and to have our goal defence Demelza McCloud deservedly voted most valuable player.

This Sunday we play the NSW Swifts in our last home game for the season.

We're going with the state of origin Queensland v New South Wales theme at the stadium. It's going to be huge.

There'll be a guest appearance by Queensland origin legend Shane Webcke.

And because we're counting on our home crowd to rally, we're providing free face-painting, team posters and Firebirds bibs. The half-time entertainment will include a mascot race.

And to ensure our supporters are the loudest, ANZ thundersticks will be handed out at the doors.

So drag out your purple clothes and accessories and get into the spirit of the event.

For those unable to come to the game, can catch the action on Fox Sports 2 and SBS2 at 12.10pm.

Our last game for the season will be against the top team in the competition, the Adelaide Thunderbirds, on their home ground on Sunday, June 23.

Netball has been a huge part of my life. It's brought so much joy, as well as personal and professional satisfaction.

It's taught me teamwork, respect, discipline and humility, and allowed me to forge some wonderful friendships.

I want to pass on my knowledge to the next generation of aspiring netballers.

Throughout the June/July school holidays, I will run netball clinics in Lawnton, Ipswich, Windsor, Toowoomba and Graceville.

The clinics are a fun way for players aged 8-15 to hone their skills, regardless of their abilities.

I'll deliver a clinic in Toowoomba on Thursday, July 4, from 10.30am-12.30pm at the Toowoomba Netball Association in Carey St, and welcome familiar faces from Warwick.

Some of my Firebirds team mates will join me, so please come along and have some holiday fun with us.

To book a spot, visit

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