Manchester Thunder: Natalie Haythornthwaite signs for 2016

Natalie Haythornthwaite
Natalie Haythornthwaite (right) helped Yorkshire Jets to the play-offs for the first time last year

Superleague side Manchester Thunder have signed Natalie Haythornthwaite from Yorkshire Jets for next season.

The 22-year-old England international was voted the 2015 Superleague player of the season and is the first signing made by new head coach Dan Ryan.

Burnley-born Haythornthwaite, who can play at wing attack or goal attack, had been at the Jets for six seasons.

"I want to keep developing as a player and challenge myself. That's always the main thing for me," she said.

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