Jamie-Lee Price's decision to cross the ditch for netball pays off

Jamie Lee Price left New Zealand this year for a season at the NSW Giants.
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Jamie Lee Price left New Zealand this year for a season at the NSW Giants.

Former Kiwi netballer Jamie-Lee Price's decision to cross the ditch this season to play in the Australian Netball League has paid dividends.

Price signed with the Greater Western Sydney Giants franchise this season and has been selected in the Australia 2017 World Youth Cup team.

Former Kiwi netballer Jamie-Lee Price (right) has claimed a spot in the Australian squad to play at the youth world ...
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Former Kiwi netballer Jamie-Lee Price (right) has claimed a spot in the Australian squad to play at the youth world championships.

The daughter of former Australian rugby league international and New Zealand Warriors' prop Steve Price, Price played for the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic between 2013-16.

She missed out on being named for the Magic this year so decided to take the plunge and leave for her country of birth.

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Jamie-Lee Price has been proving her worth in the Australian Netball league.
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Jamie-Lee Price has been proving her worth in the Australian Netball league.

The wing defence represented the New Zealand under-20 team in Canberra last year and also trialled for the Silver Ferns, but will no longer be eligible as she has signed for the Australian side.

This won't worry her after this week's selection and she is not the only former NZ franchise player to chase opportunities across the ditch.

Her former Magic team-mate, English shooter Jo Harten, has joined her at the Giants, along with English midcourter Serena Guthrie and former Australian internationals Kim Green and Susan Pettitt, who have moved from the New South Wales Swifts. 

The youth side will play at the Netball World Youth Cup in Gaborone, Botswana July 8.

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