FORMER Governor Stirling Senior High School student Sunday Aryang is a member of the Origin Diamonds, who have taken out the Netball Nations Cup title with a win over the England Roses.
Defender Aryang, who also plays for West Coast Fever, is a Swan Districts Netball Association product and was the Midland Old Boys junior sports star of the year winner in 2015.
Aryang made her debut for the Diamonds at the 2022 Quads series.
She played in four games at the 2024 Netball Nations Cup for one deflection, one rebound and one turnover.
Netball Australia said the Diamonds showed their dominance on the world stage with a clean sweep at the Netball Nations Cup including the final against England, which they won by 20 goals.
The Australians started the game strongly with the shooting combination of Sophie Garbin and Sophie Dwyer moving smoothly in attack.
In defence the Diamonds were firing on all cylinders putting pressure on England to maintain possession.
The Australians held a four-goal lead at the end of the first quarter but the Roses lifted in intensity in the second.
As the pressure mounted errors started to slip into the match but the Diamonds put their foot down to lead by 10 at half time.
Silky connections through the Diamonds midcourt and pinpoint feeds enabled the Australians to power through the third despite the Roses continuing to push.
Relentless in attack and defence the Diamonds made the most of their opportunities to extend the lead to 18 goals at the final break.
Working for each other the Diamonds didn’t slow in the final quarter, upping the ante despite head coach Stacey Marinkovich pulling the trigger on a slew of changes.
The ball moved with precision from one end of the court to the other with the Diamonds withstanding the heat from the Roses.
The Diamonds completed a strong four-quarter performance to win 69 to 49 with Garbin named the player of the match and Paige Hadley the player of the series.