Former Australian Diamond and Queensland Firebird Laura Geitz hasn't let retirement slow her down.
After announcing her international retirement in July, Geitz announced her retirement from netball surrounded by her team at a function in September.
Geitz made her national netball league debut in 2005 and went on to make 169 appearances.
She spent 10 years with the Firebirds, captaining them to three national championships, and led the Australian Diamonds to victory at the 2015 world championships and to gold during the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
"Obviously, it's a huge life change going from doing something for so long and having so much structure on a day to day basis to no longer having that and it comes to an abrupt halt," Geitz said.
"I think I feel very comfortable with my retirement.
"I'm really loving just having some more time to myself and I'm so really excited for this next phase of life in a way," she said.
However, the 30-year-old has been busier than ever with commitments.
"To be honest, things have been busier than ever, I now have the time to commit to appearances that require travel which I wasn't able to do when I was playing," Geitz said.
Recently, she was part of the Comms team with Channel 9 for the Constellation Cup but also has been doing speaking engagements.
Geitz has also been working with rebel with the NextGen program, which was set up to create a mentor program specifically for female athletes and giving information, education, and support for a young athlete in their first few years of a professional training environment.
rebel are looking to inspire the next generation of sports stars, and show younger women that sport is not just a hobby, but a viable career path.
Through the NextGen program, Geitz has a chance to mentor each winner and discuss their leadership roles within their particular sport.
She decided to take on the role as ambassador and the mentor position for this program because she used to be one of those young girls.
"At think at the end of the day, it wasn’t all that long ago that I was one of those young girls coming through the ranks, with dreams and aspirations to represent my sport at the highest level," Geitz said.
"But in terms of leadership it's a big space where I feel like a lot of people can really share their journey and everybody has a different leadership journey.
"It’s important to me to inspire the next generation of young girls coming through regardless of which code of sport they play. If they do have aspirations to be leaders then sharing some of my stories with them on how they can improve and challenge themselves, all while remaining the best athlete and person they can be.
Recently she met with W-League winner Jada Whyman and Suncorp Super Netball winner Jess Anstiss and previously did her mentor session with Libby Birch from AFLW and Sophie Molineux from WBBL.
Geitz has enjoyed being able to listen and understand the players journey through their sport.
"Storytelling and sharing experiences is a wonderful thing and it is good to be able to do that," she said
"I also get a massive kick out of hearing their stories and hearing what they're up to so just love that connection that the mentoring program brings," Geitz said.
One of her biggest messages to the young athletes has been "to continue pushing yourself and remain true to who you are".