20 Aug 2013

Geitz appointed Australian captain

6:27 pm on 20 August 2013

The Queensland Firebirds defender Laura Geitz has been appointed as the new Australian netball captain, replacing the retired Natalie von Bertouch.

World number ones New Zealand will be Geitz's first assignment as skipper of the Diamonds with the five-Test Constellation Cup starting in Invercargill on September 15th.

It caps a rollercoaster ride for Geitz, who overcame the tragic death of her father Ross in May following an accident at her family's property near Brisbane, to lead the Firebirds to the trans-Tasman championship grand final this season.