NEW recruit Nick Seabourne says moving to Highgate United offers a great chance to challenge himself at a higher level of the non-League pyramid.
Seabourne has leapt up two levels from Droitwich Spa to join Gate, who will once again by vying for the Midland League Premier Division title after finishing third last term.
The 27-year-old told the Standard it was a difficult decision to leave Spa, especially after being at the club for five years.
In that time he scored 84 goals in 153 appearances.
“I get on well with everyone at Spa and it’s been a big part of my life for the last five years,” said Seabourne.
“It’s fair to say I’ve had ups and downs with injuries but the most important thing is the club has come so far and it’s been a pleasure to play with such a great bunch of lads.
“As hard as the decision was I felt after turning down an offer to Malvern Town last season and the fact I’m not getting any younger, this is a great opportunity to step up to the next level and challenge myself.
“I have already had a couple of sessions with Highgate and the players and staff have been very welcoming.
“There’s a good vibe around the club so hopefully its onward and upwards for myself and I’m very excited to see what the season brings.
“Finally, I’d like to take thank everyone at Spa and wish them all the best for the coming season in West Midlands (Regional) League Division One.”