Irene Van Dyk is a former Netballer who was born in South Africa but grew up and lives in New Zealand. She is one of the most well-known netball players in the world and in 2003 she was nominated Sports Woman Of The Year. She has just recently resigned from playing for the New Zealand team, Silver Ferns.
The 41 year old has one child, Bianca Van Dyk and is married to Christie Van Dyk and they live in Wellington, New Zealand. When she first started playing for the Silver Ferns, there was a bit of talk about her because at the time, it wasn't allowed for people from other countries to play for New Zealand. That got cleared up after she became a New Zealand Citizen in 2005 and she has been playing ever since.