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Goal shooters: Irene van Dyk (1st of 2)

Goal shooters: Irene van Dyk

Willowy (1.9-metre-tall) South African-born Irene van Dyk was in 2012 the most widely recognised member of the Silver Ferns, and its most notable goal shooter. Joining the team in 2000, she was the most capped player of all time when she retired in 2014. Here she scores against Australia during a test series in September 2009.

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Suzanne McFadden, 'Netball - New Zealand netball stars', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/39237/goal-shooters-irene-van-dyk (accessed 11 August 2020)

Story by Suzanne McFadden, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Aug 2015