Yorkshire Jets: Team to close down after losing Superleague place

Yorkshire Jets
Yorkshire Jets reached the Superleague semi-finals in 2015, but won just one of their 14 games last season

Yorkshire Jets are to be wound up after England Netball decided to remove them from Netball Superleague.

The league was expanded from eight to ten teams in June, but Jets, who finished bottom of the table last season, were not offered a place.

The team will close in September to allow players to take part in training camps already scheduled for the summer.

"This is a sad day for netball and for women's sport in Yorkshire," Jets chairperson Mariana Pexton said.

"It has been a difficult period for all involved and we have been overwhelmed by the support we have received through the media and social media.

"The overwhelming public sentiment has echoed what we feel - sadness, shock and great disappointment at the removal of Yorkshire, a county of five million people, from a place in the country's premier domestic netball competition."

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