Sebastopol Vikings have added five key names to its squad in recent weeks as it gears up towards the Football Federation Victoria state league three season.
Denelson Salvatore, Kyle Cushion, Jayden Bellears-Price, Edwin North and Jordan Armstrong have all come on board and will bring different elements to the side.
Coach Michael Goodman, who is preparing to lead the side for the first time this season, said each player has bought in to the Vikings culture and were showing plenty of promise.
Edwin North has been been recruited from Caroline Springs George Cross, catching the Vikings eye in the Ballarat District Soccer Association vs National Premier League All-Stars match.
"He was a real shining light in that 90 minutes," Goodman said.
"He's already bought in to the systems and the playing style, especially as a strong, tall number nine."
Denelson Salvatore spent time in the Vikings' youth program and played in the under-18s and under-20s with Ballarat City.
The dynamic attacker showed his class in last weekend's practice match win, 5-0, over Golden Plains, scoring a hat-trick.
"It's great to see someone that's been through our club and gone on to a higher level and is now coming back.
"He's creative, he's quick...he can be a real x-factor."
Jayden Bellears-Price joins from Golden Plains and has all the attributes of a quality keeper and the club is excited to develop him further.
"Jayden has everything that we want in a keeper.
"The big one for us is Jayden has great use of his feet, in modern football it's imperative that goalkeepers are capable of playing out from the back."
Klye Cushion, a centre back from Deakin Ducks, comes from state league five and looks set to relish the opportunity at a higher level.
"He's already improved out of sight in terms of his willingness to play out from the back...he's been a great addition."
Jordan Armstrong enjoyed a great season last year in the NPL youth system at Ballarat City, Goodman believes he will thrive with the opportunity to play regular senior soccer.
Goodman was stoked with the arrivals and has been pleased with the group's application to training in the lead-up to round one.
"All the additions are adding their own bit of quality.
"All of them have that willingness to learn which is so vital for what we're trying to do.
"All my players have to have those two prerequisites, do they work hard both sides of the ball and are they willing to learn."
Vikings will travel to take on Lalor United in the season opener on March 23.