Irene Van Dyk had a netball win over South Africa in New Zealand this evening.
The shooter pictured here in a Getty images photo. To catch up on her team’s netball news, head to this website.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.11.12~
NETBALL COACHING ADVICE NEW ZEALAND SILVER FERNS – BE PROCESS DRIVEN, CONSISTENT, PERFORMING WEEK AFTER WEEK & GAME AFTER GAME – WORK IT UP!
Rocking it to netball’s hoop, having pace, position and possession, as one they usually win:
“It’s about being process driven, not getting carried away with the outcome and making sure that we can dot the i’s and cross the t’s and do the basics. Consistency is huge for any team or any sportsperson, to be able to perform week after week or game after game, that’s what we aspire to do, but if you take a step back, it’s about working very hard to make it happen and just keeping it very basic and simple.”
– The Silver Ferns coach advises a strategy to the New Zealand Silver Ferns improved, confident, tenacious and performance-driven netball team, heading into a netball match with the Aussie Diamonds.
Good coaching wisdom to smile more as a team for all Kiwis to hear and learn of. All the best. :)
[Photo: New Zealand Silver Ferns amazeballs netballer, Irene Van Dyk contessts the ball while Australian Diamonds Julie Corletto aims to defend Irene's lethal attack action at goal. Photo - Getty Images - Phil Walters].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.9.12~
Today, one nation is very proud of our lady athletes:
The Magic made world history today being the local Kiwi Club to win a final against the Aussie’s Vixens.
TVNZ reporter Steve Marshall described the match as a total “nailbiter.”
“The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic have made history by being the first New Zealand netball side to claim the ANZ Championship with their stunning come-back 41-38 win over the Vixens in Melbourne today.
After five long years the perennial finalists, competing in their third final, roared home as netball fans across the country embraced the moment.
A jubilant Irene van Dyk described the win as “absoloutely amazing”, the 40-year-old tutor having battled through a difficult week after losing her mother to a long battle with cancer shortly before last week’s preliminary final win oner the Northern Mystics.”
Absoluut ongelooflike inderdaad. Congratulations. Mauri ‘Ola. :)
The Champions: Photo Musae Studios.
“It (victory) wasn’t only for us here, it was for the whole of New Zealand.”–Irene van Dyk. Photo Getty.
Our sweet & tough golden girls of sport & World Champions of New Zealand 2012 are: Laura Langman, Casey Williams, Jess Waitapu, Khao Watts, Jess Tuki, Sulu Ione-Fitzpatrick, Leana de Brun and Arahi Wall.
Other golden girl World Champions of netball sports magic 2012 include:
Top coach: Noeline Taurua, Belinda Muller, Fiona Goddard and Te Ambassador of Te Sport: Temepara George, MNZM.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.7.12~
High peformance athletes put their bodies on the line in top level sport. The numerous hours in training, the adulation of fans, the responsibilty to work for good causes are things the best athletes in the world know how to shoulder.
In my experience what do athletes really want? Beneath the physical form of who they are, the message that athletes want people to see is, can you see my spirit? The real me.
On that note, two outstanding athletes showed New Zeland that on the netball court in the last week. Irene Van Dyk got news her mum has passeed away of cancer. The top shooter still delivered for her team after hearing the news.
And, Temepara George‘s exit from New Zealand’s netball court, was also a stand out moment in the news footage from Te Karere News above. Their spirit on display in difficult moments makes these girls remarkable amabassadors for NZ culture for life.
What amazing athletes New Zealand can be ultra-proud of.
[Photo: Musae Studios].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific, 18.7.12~
The Magic blitzed the Firebirds in the fourth quarter to seal a 10 point victory and a home semifinal in the netball.
Watch Irene Van Dyke and team put the ball away.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.7.12~
The other day, netball shooter, Irene Van Dyk, turned 40.
She should be ACC’s poster girl.
A sports machine!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.6.12~
“I love being out there, especially in this jersey, mate, it’s just an incredible feeling,” says test veteran star Ali Williams on adjusting to share his rugby position in the New Zealand All Blacks football team, with young stars Brodie Retallick and Crusaders lock Sam Whitelock.
Ali’s a humor coach as well as a seasoned world champion player. The speed of his funny… matched with his gift of discernment… is what these lads need to learn, to stay on the ball at international level.
[Photo - Two of the best: Ali Williams and Irene Van Dyk. Photo: Hannah for Getty Images, Asia-Pac. Irene shot 34 goals out of 35 goal attempts in her last sports match. She's a machine!]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.6.12~
I have to agree with the sports commentator who said “the superlatives to describe Irene van Dyk‘s remarkable career have long been used up.”
Irene hit her 200th netball test. What a remarkable effort.
Photo – R Robinson.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.10.11~