LANGMAN Laura < Back  
Sport Netball
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Women
Born 16 Apr 1986 in Waikato, NZL
Height1.73 m
Weight 66 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Fiance Adrian Pooley
Residence Hamilton, NZL
Occupation Accountant, Athlete
Higher education Management - University of Waikato: Hamilton, NZL
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? She loves the competitive element of netball and the joy of winning.
Club / Team Northern Mystics: Auckland, NZL
Name of coach Waimarama Taumaunu [national], Debbie Fuller [club]
Training Regime Training with the national team is concentrated over short periods. "We will train right up to a test match and then we'll play. Then the next day often includes recovery and travel followed by another test match."
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Centre
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for New Zealand
Opponent England
Location Auckland
General Interest
Nicknames Lauz (tvnz.co.nz, 01 Jun 2011)
Hobbies Surfing, watching films. (nzwomansweekly.co.nz, 13 Dec 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (youtube.com, 02 Jun 2011)
Hero / Idol Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe. (mynetball.co.nz, 16 Oct 2009)
Injuries She suffered a stress fracture in her foot before the 2007 World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand. However, she recovered in time to compete at the event. (nzherald.co.nz, 04 Oct 2013)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She eats the same meal before each match. (youtube.com, 02 Jun 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Hit hard and laugh." (youtube.com, 02 Jun 2011)
Awards and honours She was named the joint Most Valuable Player of the 2012 ANZ Championship in New Zealand. (yahoo.com, 04 Oct 2012)
Other information CONSECUTIVE MATCHES
As of October 2013, her streak of playing in every international for New Zealand since her debut in 2005 stood at 94 matches. She has also played every game in club netball since 2003, bringing her overall consecutive matches streak to 226 as of October 2013. "From a young age I was one of those kids that didn't want to miss out, even when I was injured. You always play with a bit of pain and just push through it." (mynetball.co.nz, 07 Oct 2013; nzherald.co.nz, 04 Oct 2013)