Netball star Laura Geitz is one of Australia’s top defenders and is set to become a legend of the game. Since making her international debut in 2008, Laura has quickly made a name for herself as a high impact player.
Growing up in country Queensland, a young Laura quickly caught the eye of national selectors. Overcoming odds based on her geographic location to achieve national age-group honours.
As captain of the Australian Netball Diamonds and Queensland Firebirds, Laura is a true leader on and off the court. Known for her ability to make game-changing intercepts and plays in high-pressure situations, she has played an integral role in several key games for her team.
As captain of the Firebirds, Laura led her team to the Grand Final in 2013, 2015 and 2016 where they took the win, while in 2011 she played a major role in the Firebirds undefeated ANZ Championship season. In addition, she was part of the Diamonds squad for the 2011 Netball World Championships in Singapore. Coming on at half-time Laura instantly made an impact and helped turn around a deficit to force the match into overtime. This move proved to be successful as the Diamonds prevailed their rivals to a one-goal victory.
The Commonwealth Games silver medalist is also a recipient of the prestigious Liz Ellis Diamond. Laura is now keen to give back to young Australians, offering tuition to aspiring netballers through her nation-wide netball clinics.