Making her debut for South Africa in 2005 and appointed Captain of Banyana Banyana in 2013, Van Wyk became the first Captain in history to lead South Africa at a Women’s World Cup.

Janine is a hard tackling defender, who leads with her boisterous instructions on the field, and has fans shouting her nickname after every touch of the ball.

Janine is a true leader both on and off the field. From playing to coaching, she brings with her a wealth of invaluable experience in the women’s game, and continues to inspire young girls to reach their dreams.