Laura is a scholarship holder at the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS). She currently balances full time university studies with triathlon training and competition. Laura was identified as a potential triathlete through a sibling search by the QAS Talent Search Program as her sister Annabel was a QAS triathlete. Laura previously held a QAS scholarship for gymnastics and medaled at national junior elite level in artistic gymnastics. She first represented Australia in triathlon as a junior in Madeira in 2004 and then in Gamagori in 2005.