ONE of Helston Athletic's key cogs in recent seasons has left Kellaway Park to join the Mousehole revolution.

Jamie Thomson has brought the curtain down on almost eight years at the club with which he won the SWPL Division 1 West and also reached a Senior Cup final.

"I moved to Helston from Porthleven because of the manager Sid Taylor, who I'd played with at Port. The season of 2013/14 was my most enjoyable in football, because we took Bodmin to a replay in the Senior Cup and finished second in the league," said the 33 year-old.

Two years later Thomson lifted the SWPL Division 1 West trophy as club captain, before becoming player-coach, which he described as a "natural progression".

After Taylor stood down last summer, Thomson considered applying for the managerial role, before current boss Steve Massey arrived.

He now has the opportunity to develop his youth coaching business with Mousehole, while having the added bonus of being involved with the first team as a player-coach.

"I've always been interested in youth development, to create players that could go into the Football League. My role at Mousehole will be helping to make learning fun for youngsters and building their love for the sport."

Endorsed Academy has a partnership with Mousehole which is designed to raised standards for youngsters in the county.

Academy owner Ezra Chapman is a hugely successful businessman who grew up in a house next door to Trungle Parc.

He told Packet Sport: "I love sport and personal development - I believe in nurture over nature. What's fundamentally different about us is that we are taking a longer term approach, lets say a 20-year view.

"The partnerships that we are developing with pro clubs around the country are to help smash though limiting beliefs and make the out of reach, reachable. Giving our locals kids experience and competition so they know where the bar is and where we are all shooting for."

He added: "Meeting Jamie has been fantastic. To see that there are like minded, driven, talented and aspirational people in our county with common values and similar goals is very exciting. With Jamie joining forces we can create something really special, his standards and aspirations were absolutely a match for ours and we are looking forward to working together.

"The club's aim is that players will want to come an join us and other clubs will have to fight harder to keep their players, they will need to do more, so indirectly many more players benefit and we raise the standards across directly and indirectly across the county - and who knows, maybe one day you will see us in the football league."