| Place Of Birth || South Africa |
| Residence || Wellington, New Zealand |
| Marital Status || Married (husband and daughter Bianca) |
| Occupation || Teacher |
| Playing Position || Goal Shooter |
| International Debut || 2000 (against South Africa) |
| Number Internationals || 59 (New Zealand), 72 (South Africa) |
| Club || Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic |
| Commonwealth |
| Manchester 2002 - Silver |
| Other || Former South African captain Irene van Dyke chose to make New Zealand her home with her husband and daughter in 2000 and has become a Kiwi crowd favourite ever since.|
She played an important role in the Silver Ferns' 3-0 victory over Australia in the July 2004 series and was a key member of the Waikato team that won the National Championships in the same year.
She is rated without a doubt as the best goal shooter in the world with her deadly accuracy in the shooting circle, excellent footwork and the ability to play at a blistering pace.
She was named Sportswoman of the Year at the 2003 Halberg Awards.
The ever-smiling Irene says her career highlight was wearing the Silver Fern in the final of the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.