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Biography

VAN DYK Irene

Nationality New Zealand Flag NZL New Zealand
Birth Date 21/06/1972
Gender Women
Height (m / in) 1.90/6'2''
Weight (kg / lbs) 84/185
Events Inscribed   Member of New Zealand Netball Women


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
Games History
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.

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