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Laura Geitz retires from international netball

17 July 2018

Australian Diamonds gold keeper Laura Geitz has called time on her international career.

Debuting in 2008 and making 71 appearances for her country, the proud Queenslander said it was the right time to call the end.

“I have not only had a great honour of representing Australia in the sport I love, but to get the chance to captain the Diamonds to gold at the Commonwealth Games in 2014 is a moment I will cherish for the rest of my life.

“These 10 years have flown by and been an amazing journey. The team’s success on court is only one part of what netball has given me. The experience and people I have met and worked with along the way have shaped who I am today.

“I’m excited for what the future holds for the Diamonds, with a number of talented athletes coming through the ranks. I can’t wait to cheer them on during the upcoming International Test Series and at the World Cup next year in England,” Geitz said.

The champion defender led the team to two gold medals during her 10 years career; Commonwealth Games in 2014 and Netball World Cup in 2015.

Having taken a year off after the birth of her first child, Barney, Geitz returned to the team in 2018 to compete at her home Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast last April. The home games was the motivation she needed to get back on the court for what would be her final appearance for the Diamonds.

“This type of opportunity normally only comes around once in an athlete’s career, so to get my body right and be in a position to contribute to the Diamonds was a pretty special opportunity.

“I’m a passionate Queenslander and to have the games on the Gold Coast was incredible. While the gold medal game didn’t go our way, it was a fitting event to finish my international career at.

“I’m really looking forward to what the next chapter in my life entails, with more time to focus on work opportunities and my family.” Geitz said.

Quotes from Netball Australia.

Last updated
17 July 2018