Central Pulse re-sign van Dyk and add a newcomer

Last updated 19:48 15/08/2014
Irene van Dyk
Fairfax NZ
STILL GOING STRONG: Pulse shooter Irene van Dyk.

Relevant offers


Improved effort from Silver Ferns not enough as Australia win Constellation Cup Recap: Silver Ferns v Australia Diamonds - Constellation Cup game four Laura Langman's remarkable Silver Ferns streak coming to end Gina Crampton adjusts to step up from Southern Steel to Silver Ferns netball No place like home for New Zealand Silver Ferns netball team goal attack Te Paea Selby-Rickit Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander believes sexism is behind push for netball two-point shot Silver Ferns shooting selection intrigue for final test against Australia Silver Ferns netball coach Janine Southby looks to Southern Steel days as a similar rebuild takes place Silver Ferns netball captain Katrina Grant hoping parochial crowd can help them beat Australian Diamonds in Constellation Cup decider Silver Ferns and Australian Diamonds converge on Invercargill for Constellation Cup netball showdown

The Central Pulse have made two further player signings tonight, one of which will also generate considerable value off it.

Shooter Irene van Dyk has re-signed for another year, while former Northern Mystics defender Jessica Bourke was the other player to put pen to paper.

Bourke is the fourth defender signed by the trans-Tasman Netball League franchise and will be very much behind Katrina Grant, Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit and Ama Agbeze in the pecking order.

Van Dyk's return was always expected, but comes with an additional coaching and mentoring role within Central Zone Netball.

Despite retiring from the international game, van Dyk remains netball's most popular and recognised player and Pulse and Central Zone chief executive Carolyn Young said they wanted to make greater use of that.

Van Dyk's exact role is still be clarified but Young said the great goal shoot was looking forward to beginning a line of off-court work that would secure her future beyond playing.

The Pulse now have eight players on their books,for the 2015 season, ahead of the August 22 signing deadline.

An announcement about Liana Leota's return is expected within the next day or so, while negotiations continue with Joline Henry and Jodi Brown.

The pair are still travelling with their families following New Zealand's disappointing Commonwealth Games campaign.

The Pulse are also hopeful of signing an additional midcourter, to back up Leota and Elias Shadrock.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who should play goal shoot for the Silver Ferns?

Bailey Mes

Catherine Latu

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content