?I?m a Wolves junior, I spent a long time there up until I was about 17 years old,? Diaz said.
?I had a season in 2004 at Marconi Stallions and then after that I went overseas and tried my luck in a few different leagues and then I went over to France for a couple of months, but it didn?t work out,? he continued.
His attempts at an overseas career were not solely restricted to Europe, but after traveling to Canada and the US, that particular chapter of Diaz?s story ended there. Although that door closed, another opened back home and the gateway to a successful state league career became apparent.
?I travelled to Canada and from there I went a signed a short term deal with Austin Texas in the US,? Diaz said.
The midfielder continued, ?I came back home and had a season with South Coast Wolves and then I got picked up by Bonnyrigg White Eagles.?
For someone as much travelled as Diaz, there is always the suspicion that the next move might not be far away, but he insisted that he is very much settled at Bonnyrigg Sports Club.
?I had high A-League hopes a few years ago, but I didn?t have the maturity. I had the fitness and ability but I just didn?t have the maturity to play at that level,? he started. ?I?ve trialled at a few clubs including Perth Glory, but nothing really eventuated,? he continued.
He has, however, made a name for himself at Bonnyrigg White Eagles as one of their most consistent performers and he has been outstanding over the past couple of weeks.
?I haven?t more comfortable at a club for a long while,? Diaz started.
?Bonnyrigg definitely feels like home at the moment and it?s where I plan to stay for a very long time, as long as they are happy to keep me!? he said.
With 6 goals and 5 assists from 15 appearances so far this season, Diaz has been a pivotal figure in Bonnyrigg?s rise to the summit of the league and they are heavy favourites to wrap up the Premiership, as they are seven points clear with four rounds remaining.
He is keen to emphasise the spirit and unity within Brian Brown?s squad, with Diaz saying that it has been a major factor in Bonnyrigg?s success so far this season.
?It?s been a great year and it?s good to be winning games,? he said.
?You enjoy your football most when you?re winning. We?ve got a great bunch of guys at Bonnyrigg this year and the morale of the team is really high. There are some great friendships that have formed here and a real togetherness in the squad that has brought us through a couple of games when we?ve needed it,? Diaz continued.
?The weekend was a perfect example. It was 0-0 at half time against Blacktown Spartans on a freezing cold Saturday night and we walked away with a 2-0 victory and three points. I believe it was the heart of the team and it?s a good sign at this stage of the season when you don?t play that well but you come away with three points,? he said.
Performances such as that have Bonnyrigg White Eagles well on course to become NSW Premier League Premiership winners, as this enthralling season enters its final phase and Tynan Diaz is right at the heart of their title charge.
– By Matthew Connellan