Di­a­monds rest spent Lay­ton

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

AUS­TRALIA Di­a­monds de­fender Sharni Lay­ton has with­drawn from the Net­ball Quad Series team be­cause of ex­haus­tion.

Lay­ton, 29, made her in­ter­na­tional de­but in June, 2011, and has 46 Test caps.

“First and fore­most we have a duty of care to the well­be­ing of our ath­letes,” Di­a­monds coach Lisa Alexan­der said.

“Sharni has rep­re­sented and led our coun­try with her heart on her sleeve, but is in need of a break.”

The Di­a­monds will gather on the Sun­shine Coast from Au­gust 22, be­fore open­ing the Net­ball Quad Series in Bris­bane on Satur­day, Au­gust 26, against Eng­land.

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