Laura Geitz will make her comeback for the Queensland Firebirds in next year’s Suncorp Super Netball season.
Laura Geitz will make her comeback for the Queensland Firebirds in next year’s Suncorp Super Netball season. Peter Wallis

Laura Geitz to return to netball for 2018

LAURA Geitz is returning to netball to be a good role model for her son and to give something back to the sport that has given her everything.

The former Australian and Queensland captain will make her comeback for the Firebirds in next year's Suncorp Super Netball season after sitting out 2017 following the birth of her son Barney in February.

Laura Geitz with young fans Ella Waugh, 14, Jayda Greaves, 14, Abby Hoppner, 13, and Hayley Rowan, 13.
Laura Geitz with young fans Ella Waugh, 14, Jayda Greaves, 14, Abby Hoppner, 13, and Hayley Rowan, 13. Peter Wallis

Her place in the Australian team for next year's Commonwealth Games remains up in the air given the Firebirds do not play again until after the Games are over.

But the 29-year-old is certain about her motivations to return to the game that made her a household name.

Laura Geitz with baby son Barney: “Why should a sportsperson have to put their career on hold”.
Laura Geitz with baby son Barney: “Why should a sportsperson have to put their career on hold”. Peter Wallis

"For months I was asked if I missed the game a lot and I didn't miss it as such because I obviously had my hands full.

"Most mothers do return back into the workforce. Why should a sportsperson have to put their career on hold or finish their career because they've chosen to have a baby?''

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