The 57-26 victory over the Thistles in Hobart gave the Centre of Excellence squad three wins, following victories over Wales in Launceston and a 65-34 result against Australian Netball League side Tassie Spirit on Saturday night.
Centre of Excellence coach Nicole Richardson said there were a lot of positives to come from the series.
Pictures courtesy of Bret Salinger
“From a coaching staff perspective, we were really pleased to see the athletes grow not only as individuals but collectively as a team across the three games,” Richardson said.
“The athletes also really took on the feedback from the coaching staff and it was pleasing to see the girls starting to execute the strategies that we were trying to implement from the very first game that in the last game against Scotland.
“So the experience was just fantastic for them.”
Midcourter Numi Tupaea (Western Australia) worked well with New South Wales shooter Kristina Brice to help the Centre of Excellence maintain its advantage in the second half and the team powered away in the final quarter to run out convincing winners.
West Australian shooter Sophie Garbin, who was part of the Centre of Excellence side, has headed to Canberra to be part of the Darters’ squad for the match.