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'Devastated' netballers disqualified

A Newcastle school netball team has been disqualified from a national competition after an unintentional ten pence under payment in registration fees.

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"These girls don't deserve to suffer"

A netball team from Newcastle has been thrown out of a top competition because they accidentally paid ten pence too little in fees.

The team from Central Newcastle High School missed the money off their payment to England Netball last season, but they were only alerted to the error when two of their teams qualified for the National Finals.

They were then told that they had actually been disqualified.

Jackie Atkinson, head of PE at the high school, spoke to ITV News about how infuriating the judgement was for the team.

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