The Road Ahead : April 2011
QUEENSLAND INTERVIEW LIFESTYLE freecall 1300 506 116 www.SeasonsAgedCare.com.au •24/7 low to high, dementia and palliative nursing care • own your private 1 or 2 bedroom self-contained apartment • couples stay together, even if they have different care needs • welcomes all pets a whole new way in aged care is here MAKES YOUR DAY APR/MAY 2011 THE ROAD AHEAD 21 is her mission in assisting the Queensland Firebirds towards a national ANZ Championship title. "Making the finals this year is a priority," she said. "We have a team more than capable of doing the job." At the time of writing, the Firebirds were living up to that promise, throwing down the gauntlet to the opposition in the early games of the 2011 season. Laura has deferred her studies in communications, majoring in journalism, to focus fully on her playing, training and sponsorship commitments. She enjoys -- if not embraces -- the modelling photo shoots that invariably go with the latter. "We 're mainly seen playing sweaty on the court, so it's nice to have the opportunity of being seen differently," Laura said. Certainly, these various photo shoots have helped raise the 23-year-old's profile beyond netball, though she laughs off any suggestion that a career on the catwalk might be beckoning. "I don't think modelling is ever going to be a priority," she laughed. So, though life is pretty full on, it's only about to get even more so. "As of April, I'm conducting a series of specialised netball coaching clinics throughout Queensland," Laura said. "They're aimed at players of all experience and levels, from eight to 15. This is something I'm really excited about and determined to grow." Which brings us to where Laura Geitz might see herself being in five years time. "Me? I would love to have my clinics running well. I'm also recently engaged, so it would be great to be happily married and playing netball -- and still be at the top of my game." For more on the netball coaching clinics, go to www. laurageitz.com.au.