Firebirds heat up the courts at Logan coaching clinic
Published: 14 July 2015
Cold and blustery conditions could not deter more than 40 aspiring netballers, eager to learn new skills from Laura Geitz, Captain of Queensland's all conquering Mission Queensland Firebirds.
Laura, whose team paraded the ANZ Championship Trophy before the Rugby League State of Origin decider last week after beating the NSW Swifts, chose Ewing Park at Logan as the location for an advanced coaching clinic designed to help eight to 15-year-olds hone their netball skills.
Deputy Mayor and Chair of the Sport and Community Services Committee, Cr Russell Lutton, said Logan was an ideal location for the clinic, given the high participation rates in all sports and the availability of facilities.
"The Logan City Netball Association's passion for local netball has ensured there has been wide interest in the game locally for decades," he said.
"By supporting skills clinics like this, the association is ensuring our young netballers get to learn from some of the best players in the country.
"The people of Logan are great supporters of all sports and approach both team and individual competitions with enthusiasm and pride.
"You would be hard pressed to find a city elsewhere in Queensland with a reputation for producing so many high profile players in so many sports."
Councillor Lutton said Logan City Council was investing heavily in sporting infrastructure and had recently announced a round of grants designed to secure additional State Government funding.
"We've got the youth and the enthusiasm in the City of Logan to justify the continuing high level investment in sport, recreation and community facilities. It's paying great dividends in terms of benefits to local clubs, the broader community and particularly for Queensland's representative teams," he said.