Last year's cup runner up Ballarat North United will take a youthful outfit into the Ballarat District Soccer Association division one open season.
The Panthers added three new faces ahead of the 2020 campaign. They will join a core largely unchanged from the one which earned a grand final appearance in 2019.
Former Ballarat City player John Chester headlined the string of new recruits. He will join older brother Alexander in the black and white stripes, as he looks to cement a spot in the midfield.
Promising junior Charlie Richardson was also added, in what will be his first season of senior competition. Head coach Tim Beggs said he was up to the task.
"He's a capable player and can hold his own in seniors," he said.
"He played FFA Cup at the start of the year and did well against some older more experienced players and made a few of them look silly."
Fellow youngster Darby Gaffney rounded out the off-season additions. After joining the club from Ballarat City, he will play alongside brother Jack Gaffney, who netted a goal in the cup final last year.
Beggs said Darby was a skinnier but quicker version of his brother, and would likely play on the wing.
Despite not having any players over the age of 24, Beggs said the Panthers had as much talent as any team in the league.
"We are going in to win every game, and we will go into every game thinking we can win," he said.
"They are all around the same age and are all pretty tight-knit and they fire each other up really well."