Firebirds vice captain Laura Geitz with her message of support to Capricorn Academy players.
Firebirds vice captain Laura Geitz with her message of support to Capricorn Academy players.

Cap girls encouraged by Firebird

WHILE some of Central Queensland’s most talented junior netballers battle on the courts in regional centres around the state, they will be reassured in the knowledge they have one of the top players in the job looking over them.

Queensland Firebirds vice captain Laura Geitz put pen to paper in a personal letter of support to players from the Capricorn Ergon Energy Netball Academy.

Geitz penned her well-wishes to the academy juniors - who hail from Longreach to Gladstone and everywhere in between – well aware of the importance of regional players to be able to compete alongside their metropolitan counterparts.

“Growing up in a regional area I know about the difficulties in succeeding in netball and all the travel involved,” she said.

The Firebird encouragement comes as players prepare to suit up for their second training camp of the year with the academy.

Ergon Energy pledged its continued support to the program in the belief that “geographical location shouldn’t be a road block to success”.


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