YORK City Knights Ladies have signed half-back Georgie Hetherington from Castleford Tigers Women.

The 23-year-old spent four-and-a-half-years with Castleford, where she played under York's director of rugby Lindsay Anfield, and has featured in two Challenge Cup finals and one Women's Super League Grand Final for the Tigers.

Hetherington also has international experience under her belt after representing England Students at youth level.

After signing for the Knights, she said: “For me, a lot of it is about being in the right environment. This is my first season since having a baby and I really wanted to hit the ground running.

“I felt that coming to York I would have been respected and supported. That prompted me to make the move.”

“I feel that York have really bought into women’s rugby as a whole. You can see that just by how well the girls are looked after, how well the girls are treated.

“The facilities here are outstanding. I really do feel like for me, personally, I want to play at the most professional level. I feel like this environment is going to get the best out of me as an individual.”