Se­lec­tors won’t rush Geitz’ re­turn

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - RE­BECCA WIL­LIAMS

NA­TIONAL se­lec­tors will not rush for­mer Aus­tralian cap­tain Laura Geitz’s net­ball come­back, opt­ing not to in­clude her as a train­ing part­ner for next week’s Di­a­monds’ camp in Can­berra.

Geitz will make her re­turn to net­ball next year with the Queens­land Fire­birds af­ter miss­ing the in­au­gu­ral 2017 Su­per Net­ball sea­son fol­low­ing the birth of her first child in Fe­bru­ary. While she has al­ready named her 2017- 2018 squad, Di­a­monds’ coach Lisa Alexander has left the door open for Geitz to push for Com­mon­wealth Games se­lec­tion — even though the Fire­birds’ sea­son does not start un­til af­ter the na­tional team’s gold medal bid in April.

“We de­cided it was not a good idea to rush her into this first camp so she won’t be go­ing, but she will work on a pro­gram that has got some in­put from the Di­a­monds’ staff,’’ Alexander said.

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