Diamonds shine as Quad Series Champions

The Origin Diamonds have stormed home against a determined England Roses side to bring home the Netball Quad Series trophy with a 58-46 goal win in London.

TLA netballers, Liz Watson (Captain), Jo Weston, Jamie-Lee Price and debutant Sunday Aryang were all part of the victorious series, while Sophie Dwyer toured with the squad.

The four-match series included wins over New Zealand (53-39), South Africa (60-40), a draw against England (48-48), before winning the final to secure their fourth consecutive series win, each time over England.

Sunday Aryang’s debut match for the Diamonds came against South Africa, making history as the first African-born Australian to play for the Diamonds.

“At the start, I was quite nervous but once I got out there and got around the girls I definitely felt more comfortable, and it was a fun moment for me,” Aryang, who was born in Ethiopia, said post-match.

“I’m super proud to be the first [African-born player] to represent the Australians. It’s always been a goal of mine and it’s just great to be able to achieve something so big not only for myself, but for the African community.”

In the Round Robin match against England, Liz Watson celebrated her 50th Test cap for the Diamonds since making her debut against England in their Test Tour of 2016. The victory marks the first major trophy under Watson’s leadership after she was announced as Australian Captain late in 2021.

The next major tournament for the squad will be the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games in July.

 

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AUSTRALIA - QUAD SERIES CHAMPIONS
LIZ WATSON
JAMIE-LEE PRICE
JO WESTON
SUNDAY ARYANG
SOPHIE DWYER
AUSTRALIA - QUAD SERIES CHAMPIONS
LIZ WATSON
JAMIE-LEE PRICE
JO WESTON
SUNDAY ARYANG
SOPHIE DWYER
AUSTRALIA - QUAD SERIES CHAMPIONS
LIZ WATSON
JAMIE-LEE PRICE
JO WESTON
SUNDAY ARYANG
SOPHIE DWYER

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