CAPTAIN COURAGEOUS: Laura Geitz, a former Allora junior, in action for the Queensland Firebirds this season.
CAPTAIN COURAGEOUS: Laura Geitz, a former Allora junior, in action for the Queensland Firebirds this season. SMP IMAGES

Laura prepares for netball finals

NETBALL: The goal keeper from Allora is preparing for what could be the most golden era on her successful netball career.

Laura Geitz is captain of the Queensland Firebirds team which has won eight games in succession in the ANZ Championship and eyeing off a possible second title for a team from Queensland.

Once the ANZ Championship season is over, the Australian Diamonds team will be named for the World Championships in Sydney in August and Geitz is almost as certain to be in the team as Greg Inglis is to make the Maroons team for Origin 2.

But she is not getting carried away with her team's hopes in either competition.

From a Firebirds perspective, she said she was pretty happy with how the Firebirds were going after a slow start of the season.

"The girls are playing great netball, we are playing with confidence," she said.

On Sunday, the Firebirds host Southern Steel from New Zealand in their last game of the fixture season.

Geitz, former Warwick West State School student Clare McMeniman and goal shooter Romelda Aiken are the only three players backing up after winning the title in 2011.

McMeniman is also in the mix to play for the Diamonds in the world championships and according to her captain and close friend was played well.

"Clare is playing really well and giving herself the best opportunity to make the team," Geitz said.

Even Geitz is waiting for a call on June 24 when the team is named for the world championships.

"Even if you are the Australian captain, you can't bank on being in the team, We have a really strong team so there will be some tough choices for the selectors," she said.

Despite some easy win against New Zealand in 2014, Geitz expects strong competition in the world championships from the Kiwis, England and Jamaica as the Diamonds aim to build on a 19-game winning streak.



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