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Leeds club unearthing the next generation of netball superstars

As the current generation of England’s Commonwealth Games-winning netball players garner all sorts of praise and promise, Leeds Athletic Netball Club meanwhile sees a mixture of the sport’s past and future stars all aiming to reach new heights.

Yorkshire Jets in action during the 2015-16 campaign

End of the line for Yorkshire Jets after missing out on Superleague franchise

YORKSHIRE JETS have been forced to call it a day after controversially missing out on a Netball SuperLeague franchise for the 2016-17 season.

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Yorkshire Jets have lost their licence to play in Superleague

Netball: International call-ups strengthen Yorkshire Jets case for inclusion

Five Yorkshire Jets players have been called up to England squads for two international tours, heightening disbelief that the club have been refused a Superleague licence for next season.

Yorkshire Jets have been denied a licence for the 2017 Netball Superleague season

Petition launched after Yorkshire Jets’ time in top flight is cut short by loss of Superleague licence

Yorkshire has lost its Netball Superleague team after they were overlooked for a licence for the 2017 season, despite the league’s expansion from eight to 10 teams.

Jess Shaw in action for Yorkshire Jets at Celtic Dragons. PIC: Welsh Netball

Netball, In the Jet Stream with Stacey Francis: First win worth celebrating but Jets’ year never really took off

We made it! Rounds 13 and 14 of the Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) have come and gone, which draws the 2016 season for the Yorkshire Jets to a close.

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Stacey Francis

Thunder show Jets no mercy to claim the Roses bragging rights

Yorkshire Jets brought their 2016 Vitality Netball Superleague season to a close with a 67-43 defeat to their Roses rivals, the competition’s leaders Manchester Thunder.

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Yorkshire Jets coach Anna Carter.

Netball: Yorkshire Jets fuel team spirit for final fling after netting first win of season

Yorkshire Jets secured their first win of the Vitality Netball Superleague season beating Celtic Dragons 45-44 in a dramatic encounter.

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Fans are being urged to check out Superleague netball's razzmatazz - and the Performance Pathway for juniors.

Stacey Francis ‘In The Jet Stream’: Junior Jets are taking off as seniors aim to go out with a bang

It’s the final countdown … my penultimate Yorkshire Evening Post column! Just two more games to go and this time next week I will be kicking my heels and getting in some much-needed rest and rehabilitation after a physically and mentally bruising 2016 Vitality Netball Superleague season.

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Yorkshire Jets'''Sophie Halpin in action against Team Northumbria. PIC: Chris Midgley

In the Jet Stream with Stacey Francis: Jets’ juniors give Yorkshire club something to shout about

Again we came within minutes of our first win of the Vitality Netball Superleague season on Saturday but –characteristically – couldn’t hold on to claim victory against Team Northumbria in our final home game of the year.

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Yorkshire Jets coach Anna Carter.

Rock-bottom Jets are still without a victory

After their heartbreaking last minute defeat on Saturday, Yorkshire Jets faced the toughest possible test 48 hours later with a Vitality Netball Superleague trip to table-toppers Hertfordshire Mavericks.

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HIGH AIMS: Yorkshire Jets' Stacey Francis attempts to make an attempt on goal difficult for her Surrey Storm opponent.

Stacey Francis - Yorkshire Jets: Revival fails to arrive as frustration continues

For the 40 days of Lent prior to Easter I had hoped that all athletes, fans and support staff of Yorkshire Jets fully invested in the fasting, prayer and penance required.

Maria Lutua - made an impact when she came on for Yorkshire Jets at Goal Attack.

Netball: Second-quarter inconsistency leaves Yorkshire Jets with too much to claw back

Yorkshire Jets endured another challenging day in the Vitality Netball Superleague as they were beaten 56-39 by the reigning champions Surrey Storm in Leeds.

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Stacey Francis retains a strong belief that the Yorkshire Jets can reach their true capacity this season.

Stacey Francis: Frustration becomes evident as losing run starts to take toll

Would you believe me if I told you that we did it again? Round 9 of the Vitality Netball Superleague saw Yorkshire Jets defeated in quite spectacular fashion for the ninth straight game at my old stomping ground and against my old franchise, Team Bath.

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The Netball Superleague has proved a tough learning curve for Stacey Francis and the Yorkshire Jets this season.

Stacey Francis: Going through the motions will not do – we have to keep fighting

The ways in which to open a column when the end message is the same is one of many challenges that I am facing this season. A rather small one, considering.

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Yorkshire Jets coach Anna Carter.

Netball: Jets still struggling to find that winning formula

Yorkshire Jets’ poor season continued as they were beaten by 52-39 by Loughborough Lightning 52-39 in the Vitality Netball Superleague.

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Grammar School at Leeds netballers''(L-R) Rosie Harris, Lexy Shipley and Hannah Gorman

Leeds Grammar bid for treble

Fresh from a golden debut for England, two students from The Grammar School at Leeds are hoping to repeat their winning ways in the upcoming national schools finals.

Stacey Francis picked Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott's brains at the Leeds Sports Awards (Picture: Chris Midgley).

Yorkshire Jets: Kadeena has provided answer to question that stumped me – Francis

I attended the Leeds Sports Awards at the The New Dock Hall, Clarence Dock last week and I was lucky enough to be seated in between Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott and the club’s captain Danny McGuire.

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Maria Lutua

Time for some straight talking if we are to rescue Jets’ season

Six games, no wins and no points. This is the harsh reality of where we find ourselves at the end of Round 6 and if I am being completely honest – not again, I hear you all shout! – Monday night’s performance and the result made me want to cry.

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Yorkshire Jets: Loving it in Leeds but search for first win continues - Francis

The Yorkshire Jets have played two more games since this last column and our clean sheet remains ... if by clean sheets we are referring to a lack of wins.

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Anna Carter

Missed chances cost the Jets dear as they suffer a narrow loss

Yorkshire Jets were narrowly beaten 48-44 by Team Northumbria in Newcastle last night in round five of the Vitality Netball Superleague – but it was a story of what might have been for the visitors.

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