Speakers
IRENE VAN DYK

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IRENE VAN DYK

NETBALL NZ AMBASSADOR

16.25 – 17.05

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS


It could easily be said that Irene is the Godmother of NZ Netball. She is one of the world’s best-known players and the most-capped player of all time. Irene made her debut in 2000 against her former team, South Africa and since then took the shooting position to a whole other level.

Upon her retirement from international netball in 2015 it was a natural move into becoming the Netball NZ Ambassador – the face of netball throughout the country, attending formal functions and engaging in the community to promote the game at a grassroots level.

Irene believes “leadership is a by-product of living a wholesome life” and talks frankly about the issues, controversies, challenges and rewards of her career.

It could easily be said that Irene is the Godmother of NZ Netball. She is one of the world’s best-known players and the most-capped player of all time. Irene made her debut in 2000 against her former team, South Africa and since then took the shooting position to a whole other level.

Upon her retirement from international netball in 2015 it was a natural move into becoming the Netball NZ Ambassador – the face of netball throughout the country, attending formal functions and engaging in the community to promote the game at a grassroots level.

Irene believes “leadership is a by-product of living a wholesome life” and talks frankly about the issues, controversies, challenges and rewards of her career.