Laura Geitz with Warwick netballers Jasmine Stephens, 11, Annelise Ryan, 11, Lauren Whittaker, 12 and Niamh Hogan, 11.
Laura Geitz with Warwick netballers Jasmine Stephens, 11, Annelise Ryan, 11, Lauren Whittaker, 12 and Niamh Hogan, 11.

Our girl is back in town

SHE might have missed out on being named the new captain of Queensland’s Mission Firebirds, but Warwick still loves Laura Geitz.

The Australian representative player returned to the Southern Downs yesterday to host her first netball clinic in Warwick.

Up at Barnes Park where she played as a teen she led more than 90 aspiring young netballers through a three hour skills and drills session.

The talented goal keeper said nurturing her sport of choice in regional areas was a priority.

“There are a lot of talented young players in country areas and developing and nurturing the skills is important,” Geitz said.

“I like to think there were some future Firebirds players at my Warwick clinic.”

Yet the question everyone was asking wasn’t about defence tactics or game strategy, but the Queensland team’s captaincy.

“No, I won’t be captaining the team this season,” Geitz said.

She said injured skipper Lauren Nourse would continue to lead the team, despite being sidelined for the season.

“Lauren is a great captain and she will do an effective job, even from the sideline,” Geitz said.

Geitz will also host clinics in Goondiwindi and Toowoomba.



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