“I have not only had the great honour of representing Australia in the sport I love but to get the chance to captain the Diamonds to gold at the Commonwealth Games in 2014 is a moment I will cherish for the rest of my life," Geitz said.

“These ten years have flown by and been an amazing journey.

"The team’s success on court is only one part of what netball has given me. The experience and people I have met and worked with along the way have shaped who I am today," she said.

Geitz made her debut for the national team in 2008 and has made a total of 71 appearances across two successful Netball World Cup campaigns and Commonwealth Games gold in 2014.

After giving birth to her son, Barney, in 2017, Geitz returned to the Diamonds squad this year after 18 months off from netball.

She was part of Diamonds Commonwealth Games Simulation Camp in Canberra earlier this year before she was selected to compete at a home Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

“Laura has been a champion for the Diamonds, the ultimate professional, always setting the benchmark for other players, so they knew exactly what was expected to play at this level," Diamonds head coach Lisa Alexander, said

“Her Diamonds legacy will only grow stronger over the years and no doubt she will continue to have an impact on young players coming up through the ranks.

“Laura is a fantastic ambassador for netball and I personally thank her for the contribution she has made to Diamonds and netball in Australia,” she said.