FOUR TIME Henderson Medallist Jarrod Edwards has described his decision to play at North Ballarat City as "a return home".
Edwards, a four-time Ballarat Football League premiership player with Redan, has knocked back big dollar offers elsewhere to join Peach's North City this season.
He will take up an playing assistant coach role with senior coach Rob Waters.
Edwards, 33, said he had decided to leave Redan earlier this month but had only chosen a destination club this week.
He said he had spent 19 years of his footballing career at North Ballarat and, while he was proud of his time at Redan, putting on the black and white of North City for the first time yesterday "felt right".
"I always felt, if I left Redan it would be to come here," Edwards said.
"I played all my grass roots football at North, all my footy from the age of eight through to 26."
Edwards had been pursued by at least half a dozen clubs, including Central Highlands clubs Hepburn and Buninyong before electing to join North City.