Press Release – John Morrison
Irene van Dyk today threw her support in behind Mayoral candidate John Morrison’s sporting policy and says without his help, she wouldn’t be back playing in the capital for the Central Pulse this coming season.
She endorsed Morrison‘s sporting policy of the council becoming the catalyst for getting Wellington’s flagship codes to work alongside of each other, rather than in isolation.
“Wellington’s sporting codes need to aim high to be successful and when you work alongside one another it rubs off. I think it’s a brilliant idea and one I fully support. Athletes learn from one another in an interactive way that is very positive.”
Now living in Wadestown in John Morrison’s old Onslow-Western Ward, van Dyk says her move back from Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic has been “brilliant” for her and her family. No longer having to commute means she’s able to spend a lot more quality time with husband Christie and 15-year-old daughter Bianca.
“My daughter is at Wellington Girls’ College and is right into rowing and netball, so it will be really good that I can give her first-hand, side-line support,” she said.
The Silver Ferns goal shoot is back in training now for the new season and will give Wellington’s Central Pulse another strong drawcard and a further boost to its already very supportive fan base.
“I love Wellington as a city where we have wonderful spectators who come back week after week meaning that we play to full arenas for our home games in Wellington. I can tell you the players really appreciate it.”
Her business mentor Wellington businessman Shayne Hodge said Morrison had stepped in to help when the negotiations were at a difficult stage and it looked like she might continue playing for the Magic in the Waikato.
“There’s no doubt without John, she would not be back playing in the Capital and she is very appreciative of his help,” Hodge said.