Queensland Firebirds legend Laura Geitz announces retirement

The Lorna Jane Queensland Firebirds have today said goodbye to club legend Laura Geitz after she announced her retirement from netball.

Geitz captained the club to three championships across a glittering career in the former ANZ Championship, before taking time out of the game following 2016’s premiership to become a mother for the first time.

The 30-year old made her return to the international stage after 18 months away at the Commonwealth Games in April.

Making her debut in 2005, Geitz retires with 169 National league caps and two ANZ Championship Player of the Year awards (2011, 2014) to her name and is undoubtedly one of the greatest players the game has seen.

Returning to the Firebirds team after the birth of son Barney, Geitz didn’t miss a beat, returning to career best form in 2018 and forming formidable combinations with both young guns, Tara Hinchliffe and Kim Jenner.

Geitz made the announcement today at the new Brisbane Arena, which will be the new home venue for the Firebirds in 2019 and beyond.

Netball Queensland CEO and Firebirds Coach Roselee Jencke both spoke of the impact that Geitz has had on the game particularly in Queensland, and the tremendous legacy she leaves.

Stay tuned to Firebirds Media in the coming days for vision from today’s announcement.

 

 

 

 

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