Firebirds on fire

ALLORA goal keeper Laura Geitz reckons the Mission Queensland Firebirds can go all the way to an ANZ Championship title after leading the side on to court in her 50th Firebirds game on Monday.

The 56-54 victory against West Coast Fever was the 12th in succession for the Firebirds and in front of a strong home crowd.

Firebirds goal shooter Romelda Aiken recently played her 50th game for Queensland and a presentation was made to both her and Geitz at Monday's home game.

In the international arena, Geitz defends for Australia and Aiken shoots for Jamaica so the close friends have come face to face in internationals.

Former Warwick West State School student Clare McMeniman will play her 50th game for the Firebirds this week in Christchurch.

With captain Lauren Nourse out for the season with injury, vice captain Geitz tossed the coin with the West Coast Fever captain at the start of Monday's game and led the Firebirds on to court.

Geitz is part of the Firebirds leadership group which also includes Nourse and wing defence Kiera Trompf.

Yesterday, Geitz said the team leadership group worked well.

“A leader just has to get on with the job and lead by example,” she said.

Geitz said it would be a thrill to lead the Firebirds on to the court in an ANZ Championships grand final.

“We can definitely go all the way,” Geitz said.

Once the ANZ Championships are finished this year, the main focus will turn to the world championships in Singapore in July.

“It would be great to be in the team for the world championships,” she said.

“If I do my job at the Firebirds, everything else will work out. I feel strong on court.”



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