Brie Grierson, Welcome to Yorkshire's Gary Verity, Lauren Potter and Lucy Richardson
Clare Burnett

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Tourism board Welcome to Yorkshire teams up with the Yorkshire Jets for their title campaign

Tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire has teamed up with the county’s top netball side Yorkshire Jets, as they embark on their title campaign.

Yorkshire Jets, who play in the national Superleague Netball Championship which is televised on Sky Sports, will wear the Welcome to Yorkshire logo on their new kit marking a partnership that is the first of its kind for both organisations.

This season, for the first time, the Jets will play home matches at four venues across Yorkshire.

They will be playing at Leeds Beckett University’s Headingley Campus, the Hull Arena, University of Huddersfield and English Institute of Sport inSheffield.

The Jets are the only team from Yorkshire, and one of only eight across the UK, who compete in the sport’s top league which runs January to May. Their squad comprises players from across Yorkshire, around the country and also some of the best global players.

Anna Carter, head coach of Yorkshire Jets, said: “Yorkshire Jets are honoured to represent Yorkshire in the UK’s top netball competition and there is no better partner to demonstrate our commitment to the county than Welcome to Yorkshire.

“We support netball across the region – from the school playground to the countless leagues in towns and cities around Yorkshire, and we are excited about the opportunities to spread the word about women’s sport and netball that this new partnership brings.”

Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “We are extremely proud to be partnering with Jets for the 2015 season, and with the team’s current crop of talent they have every chance of showing the rest of the country what we’re all about here in Yorkshire.

“Netball is a sport really on the up with participation rising significantly, so it’s great for the county to have a team at the top of their national game.”

Jane Moulson, franchise director of Yorkshire Jets, added: “Gary and his team at Welcome to Yorkshire have put Yorkshire on the map in recent years with this year’s Tour de France showcasing our passion for sport. We are delighted to have the support of the organisation.

“Netball is a sport that is growing in popularity and we hope getting more girls and women of any age to take it up, or resume playing, can be one of the lasting legacies of Yorkshire’s Grand Depart.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Clare Burnett .

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