Geitz welcome home dinner

A WELCOME Home dinner for Commonwealth Games silver medallist Laura Geitz at the Railway Hotel, Allora, tonight is a sell-out.

Geitz won her first open international medal at the games in Delhi last month after a starring performance at goal keeper in the semi-final victory against England and consistent performances throughout the tournament.

The dinner has been organised by the Allora Sports Museum Committee and all 60 tickets have been sold.

Committee president Perry Cronin said all members of the public were welcome to meet Geitz and see her medal between 6.30pm to 7.30pm at the Railway Hotel before the dinner.

“The dinner crowd will include some sports stars who have been inducted into the Allora Sporting Hall of Fame,” Cronin said.

“There is a lot of interest in the night, she is one of three Allora players in national open competitions, the others are Penrith NRL five-eighth Travis Burns and Queensland Reds prop Greg Holmes.

“Matthew Denny is one of the young guns in Allora sport and is competing in the nationals track and field championships next month after winning gold at the state championships in throwing.

“We are keen for members of the public, especially children, to see Laura and her medal before the dinner starts,” Cronin said.


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