What Are Some Facts About Irene Van Dyk?

Irene van Dyk is a netball player who has the most caps of any other player in history. She is originally from Johannesburg but has played for both South Africa and New Zealand. She has had more than 200 net appearances representing both those countries.

Irene van Dyk was named Sportswoman of the Year in New Zealand at the 2004 Halberg awards. She was also awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2009 Queen?s Birthday Honours List.

Irene made New Zealand her home in 2000, the year in which she first played for the Silver Ferns against Australia. She was born June 21, 1972, in Vereeniging, South Africa. Her court positions are goal shooter and goal attack. Her height is 6 feet 2 inches.

Her playing history includes the ANZ Championship Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic in 2008 to 2012. She had national representation from 2000 to 2012 for the Silver Fern Squad. She made her debut on June 20, 2000, versus Australia in Newcastle. She was a World Netball Championships Gold Medallist in 2003, a

Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist in 2006 and 2010 and a World Netball Series Gold Medallist in 2009. She often manages to shoot with 100 percent accuracy.