Porthleven have added 11 new faces to their squad ahead of the new season.

The new management duo of Graham Blake and Jamie Thomson have assembled a new-look side as the club continues to prepare for their debut season in the South West Peninsula League Premier West.

Ben and Dan Stidwell, Martin Webster and Fraser Paterson have followed the pair from Helston Athletic Reserves, while Ed Timmons, Tom Whipp, Dan Richardson, Tyler Oliver, Kayne Trevaskis, Josh Richards and Jason Roberts have also made the move to Gala Parc.

The Stidwells, Webster and Paterson were all part of Blake's Helston side that finished fifth in last season's Combination League and lifted the Supplementary League Cup, and Blake is happy to have brought the quartet down the A394 with him.

"Martin [Webster] was always the number one 'keeper we wanted to bring in because he's not just a good 'keeper, he's a good bloke, he's left-footed, right-footed, he's almost like a sweeper keeper which is great," Blake said.

"In front of him is Ben Stids [Stidwell], who is a good player and I think this is the standard he should be playing at, not at Combo where he was with me. I was privileged to have him but it's not where he should be.

On Dan Stidwell, Blake said: "I've never known anyone who could move the ball with his feet as quick as he can. With his pace it is unbelievable with the dribbles with the ball at his feet.

"Fraser Paterson is another one who played Combo with me. He's trained pretty much every session, wants to be in that first team because he is a Porthlevener, so it is nice to have a few Porthleveners."

Timmons, Whipp, Richardson and Oliver will provide SWPL Premier experience, with the first three having played for Falmouth Town at that level, while Oliver had represented Helston.

"One thing is youth, another is experience and you need experience, especially at that level, who can play, who know when to calm the ball down," Blake said.

Trevaskis, Richards and Roberts complete the list of new faces, with all three making the step up to a higher division from other clubs.

"When you've been at Helston for as long as we have, you're kind of in a rut, you know the same people and that's what makes it so nice, it's a new challenge for us."

Head coach Thomson expressed his pleasure at how each of the new players - and the ones already at the club - have bought into his and Blake's way of thinking.

"I think the most pleasing thing from my perspective is that the players that have come with us from Helston or the players that have joined us from other clubs have 100 per cent bought into what we're wanting to do," he said. "I'd much rather two or three that are fully committed than seven or eight who give you 50 per cent."

"That's been the most pleasing thing – players like Ed Timmons, Dan Rich, Tyler [Oliver], we've sat down with them, talked them through our plans, our desire to do things the way we want to do it and they've seen the potential and really supported that and bought into it.

"For us it's a big seal of approval from players that had offers from other clubs, there's no getting away from that, but have chosen us because they like the way we're doing things and for us that's really positive."