Captain of the Queensland Firebirds Netball Team, Laura Geitz, was named the Official Ambassador of Childhood Cancer Support in early 2015. Laura’s debut with the Queensland Firebirds in 2008 led onto her leadership role within the team in 2011, and was named Queensland Firebirds Player of the Year in 2010. In 2013, Laura was additionally named Captain of the National team (the Australian Diamonds), and has spent the last few years establishing her Netball Factory and clinic business with her husband and business partner, Mark Gillbride.
Laura came to know Childhood Cancer Support through her relationships with some of our young residents, who are keen netball fans. Seeing the benefit and incredible services that Childhood Cancer Support have on offer, alongside the impact childhood cancer has on regional families, Laura was keen to get on board. Having grown up in the small town of Allora on the Darling Downs, Laura loves chatting with our families about living in the country.
Laura’s impressive standing within the community and her committment to assisting families in their time of need makes her a valuable team player and Ambassador.