Australian netball champion Laura Geitz has been revealed as the fifth official Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Ambassador in Brisbane last week.
The announcement was made by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk MP at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane.
In her first role as a GC2018 ambassador, Ms Geitz was on hand to launch the GC2018 mascot ‘Borobi’ plush soft toys and hand them out to the children at the hospital.
The netball world champion and Commonwealth Games gold medallist joins hurdles champion Sally Pearson OAM, swimming star Cameron McEvoy, cycling queen Anna Meares OAM and Paralympian Kurt Fearnley OAM as a welcome member of the GC2018 Ambassador family.
This select group of high profile sports figures will assist the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) with promotion of the 4-15 April 2018 Games to Australia and the rest of the world.
To mark the occasion, Ms Geitz was presented with a commemorative surfboard – an iconic keepsake of the Gold Coast lifestyle.
Also in attendance today were Commonwealth Games Minister Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC), CEO Mark Peters, GC2018 Mascot design competition winner, Merrilyn Krohn and children from the hospital.
Laura said “To be involved in GC2018 as an ambassador and to help tell the world about how amazing the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia is will be exciting, I can’t wait to welcome the Commonwealth’s best athletes to my home state in April 2018.”