Laura Geitz and Clare McMeniman with the ANZ Championship Trophy at the Queensland Firebirds trophy night.
Laura Geitz and Clare McMeniman with the ANZ Championship Trophy at the Queensland Firebirds trophy night. Libby Best

Busy time for goalkeeper Geitz

THE World Championships haven’t even started but Allora goalkeeper Laura Geitz has already been to The Lodge in Canberra and the Melbourne Cricket Ground after her selection in the team.

Yesterday, the team attended a media conference at the MCG before flying out to a four-day camp in Hong Kong as a lead-up the World Championships early next month in Singapore.

Former Warwick West student Clare McMeniman is not in the Diamonds team but one of four travelling training partners who will act as opposition to the Diamonds at the camp in Hong Kong.

Training partner Madison Browne withdrew from the camp due to impacted wisdom teeth.

Netball Australia CEO Kate Palmer said that it was unfortunate for Browne as it would have been a wonderful learning experience for her. Vanessa Ware from the NSW Swifts will replace Browne at the four-day camp in Hong Kong.

Geitz will be playing in her first World Championships and second major event after winning a silver medal in the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi last year.

The Allora goalkeeper only has to continue her strong form to play in a second World Championship in 2015 when the event comes to Sydney, the first time a World Championship has been held in Australia since 1991.


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