Laura Langman calls time on her career.

The illustrious playing career of Laura Langman has come to a close, with the Sunshine Coast Lightning Captain officially retiring from netball today.

Langman made her debut in 2003 with the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic while still in high school, going on to play over 225 National League Games and becoming the most capped Silver Fern in history.

Forging a reputation as the engine room of the Lightning midcourt, Langman was known to be a prolific ball-winner who excelled under pressure and possessed the innate ability to bring her teammates with her.

She led by example both on game day and in training and could win the immediate respect of those around her.

Lightning Head Coach Kylee Byrne said that while she’d love the midcourter to remain at Lightning for another season, she has the utmost respect for Langman and her decision to move on.