At 1.92m, Jury is one of the tallest defenders in the country. The long-limbed defender is a constant danger with her disruptive lean and rebounding ability. Still evolving, Jury has made giant strides in her relatively short career, capping a stellar 2017 with her Silver Ferns debut and playing an instrumental role in the NZU21 team’s title-winning exploits at the World Youth Cup. She was also a member of the FAST5 Ferns team who won the 2016 Fast5 Netball World Series.
Making the move from Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic, Jury has been capped 22 times for the Silver Ferns and was a key figure in the NZU21 team’s World Youth Cup title-winning exploits in 2017. Standing at 1.92m, she is one of the tallest defenders in the New Zealand game.
The athletic and strongly-built Savai’inaea returns to the Pulse fold after first coming into the team while still a student at St Mary’s College, in 2017.
``With Taranaki being part of the Central Zone, I feel like I’m moving home,’’ Jury said. ``I was born and bred in Taranaki, so being able to represent my home region once again is really cool.
``Having the opportunity to work with the Pulse’s highly-regarded coaching group was a real drawcard and I’m very excited to learn as much as I can off them. I signed my first Magic contract when I was 17 and had been there for five years, so I’m just really excited for something new, something challenging and also something scary.’’
Pulse coach Yvette McCausland-Durie is delighted to have secured the services of both young players, who identify strongly with the Zone while offering a potent but different set of credentials to next year’s mix.
``I’m very excited with the addition of Kelly to our ranks,’’ she said. ``Our vision is on homegrown talent and Kelly originates from Taranaki and played most of her representative and schoolgirl netball through New Plymouth Girls High and Taranaki reps.
``It’s going to be great to have her on board and the experience she will bring from her time with the Magic and as a Silver Fern.
``It will change our game type having a really tall goalkeeper and gives us other points of difference and variations to use in front of her.’’
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