Netball legend moves to home of QLD netball

Published:

NOTE: This article is older than 12 months

The statue of netball legend Laura Geitz has been unveiled at its new home today, the Queensland State Netball Centre (QSNC), ahead of round four of the Suncorp Super Netball season.

The $44 million centre, which features eight indoor hard courts, including a 5,000 seat show court, a gymnasium and high-performance training facilities, was opened in February this year.

Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni said he was honoured to join Laura Geitz to unveil the 2.6m bronze statue at its new home.

“Laura Geitz is a legend of Queensland netball, a Commonwealth Games medallist, world championship winner and a truly inspirational leader who captained the Firebirds to three premiership titles,” Mr de Brenni said.

“The statue was initially unveiled at BEC, the site of the Firebirds’ sensational 2015 grand final win, however it’s wonderful to see that the state’s first netball statue now takes pride of place at the home of netball, to inspire athletes and fans every time they visit.

“This statue recognises the outstanding achievements of Queensland’s female athletes, and I hope that our young netballers will see the statue as a symbol of inspiration to follow the footsteps of people like Laura.”

The statue was created by sculptor Liam Hardy in Laura’s signature defensive pose.

Netball Queensland CEO Catherine Clark said the statue would serve as a permanent reminder of the success of the Firebirds.

“The QSNC is a symbolic home for the 300,000 strong netball community across Queensland, supporting not only our champion team, but also the next generation of junior netballers,” Ms Clark said.

“Laura is an absolute inspiration, and it’s wonderful to have her likeness on display as a reminder of what we can all strive to achieve,” she said.

The Queensland Firebirds will take on the Giants Netball team today at the QSNC.

Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport
The Honourable Mick de Brenni

 
Community Lifestyle Queensland Government Sport and Fitness
Social:   

Mick de Brenni MP : Queensland Government Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport :
1 William Street, Brisbane
07 3719 7270
Mick de Brenni MP : Queensland Government Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Practice Guide to navigate tenancies through COVID-19 24 April 2020 | The Palaszczuk Government has today enacted National Cabinet’s moratorium on evictions, with a Practice Guide formalising the temporary requirements and protections for tenancies impacted by COVID-19. More information...
Fair middle ground reached on COVID-19 guidelines for property owners and tenants 19 April 2020 | The Palaszczuk Government has worked with industry stakeholders to establish Guidelines to support Queensland’s approach to implement the moratorium on evictions decided by National Cabinet. More information...
Government continues to listen on temporary COVID-19 Tenancy measures 16 April 2020 | The Palaszczuk Government will continue to listen and work with stakeholders in the finalisation of new temporary COVID-19 tenancy measures. More information...
Young Queenslanders make a move for greater good 11 April 2020 | A group of Queensland students have made a carefully managed move to ensure those at risk of homelessness aren’t exposed to COVID-19, in proof the fight against the virus is a united effort. More information...
$24.7 million coronavirus housing and homelessness response 25 March 2020 | The Palaszczuk Government will immediately implement a range of measures to provide support for vulnerable Queenslanders, particularly those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the wake of the corona... More information...
Palaszczuk Government to protect Queensland’s iconic waves 04 March 2020 | Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni will drive discussion about how to legislate lasting protections for iconic point and beach breaks around Noosa, and the majestic stretch of ocean from Snapper to Burleigh on the... More information...
Kick off for community sporting infrastructure in Queensland 21 February 2020 | Regional sport and recreation clubs and community groups are the big winners as the Palaszczuk Government today announced $16 million in funding for 21 infrastructure projects, targeted at local partnerships... More information...
QBuild doubles down with second jobs intake 19 February 2020 | Jobs ads are open for another 40 frontline tradies to join the iconic government construction arm, QBuild, on the same day the Palaszczuk Government welcomes 20 new apprentices at a formal reception in Parliament... More information...
Palaszczuk Government equips sporting clubs to activate Queenslanders 14 February 2020 | Queensland organisations and sport and recreation clubs will be able to deliver more quality physical activity experiences with 1,469 successful applicants to share in more than $2.8 million from Round One of the... More information...
Palaszczuk Government going the distance for aspiring athletes 24 January 2020 | Queensland’s rising sporting stars who face challenging travel bills just to get to competition, will now be able to receive government subsidies upfront, before they compete. More information...


comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service