MISSION Queensland Firebirds captain Laura Geitz has shared her tips to success with 120 excited young netballers at the January Mission Queensland Firebirds Kids Camp.
Geitz’s visit on Friday, 18 January kicks off three days of netball and fun activities for the enthusiastic teenagers at Tallebudgera Active Recreation on the Gold Coast.
It’s the second Mission Queensland Firebirds Kids Camp to have sold-out after the resounding success of December’s camp and the first time two camps have been held in consecutive months.
Eleven of the twelve Mission Queensland Firebirds, as well as coaching staff including senior coach Roselee Jencke, are on deck to share their netball knowledge and experience whilst enjoying some laughs off court.
Recently married Geitz opened the camp’s activities with a ‘Design Wedding Dress’ game and said joining in offered her the chance to meet some of her younger supporters.
“It was a pleasure to get to know the participants, especially those from the Warwick-region where I was born and bred,” she said.
“I don’t often have the time to sit down with these kids and share my story of how I achieved my dream of being a Mission Queensland Firebirds player or what it takes to play at the best level.”
Participants are kept busy attending specialist court sessions run by qualified coaches, match play, off-court education, a mock press conference, nutrition workshops, conditioning and a Mission Queensland Firebirds FUN Olympics.
Netball Queensland Participation Coordinator Ann-Marie Geary said the Mission Queensland Firebirds camps are more popular than ever before.
“The response has been overwhelming with camps selling out, and growing waiting lists,” she said.
“The high registration numbers reflect the popularity of the camps and indeed the growth of netball membership figures across Queensland.”
The 120 participants have made the journey from locations across the state including Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Townsville, Gladstone, Atherton, Cannonvale, Hervey Bay and Mareeba.