Recently promoted German side, SG BBM Bietigheim, have signed Yvonne Leuthold, as they make the jump from the Regionalliga (third division) to the German second division.
Leuthold, who made her GB debut at the Four Nations tournament in Sheffield in October 2008, is currently signed for Swiss outfit, DHB Rotweiss Thun.
The 1.77 metre backcourt player notched up 97 goals this season for the Swiss club, and was the team’s second best goalscorer, helping them to avoid relegation from Nationalliga A.
The 28 year-old has played 34 international matches for Switzerland, scoring 39 goals, but the prospect of playing in the Olympics was too tempting for the dual nationality player.
Commenting about her decision to play for Great Britain, Leuthold said: “Which sportsman or women doesn’t dream of playing in the Olympics.”