Eric Edge spent most of last season playing golf with his dad Tony on Saturday afternoons.
But after a complete break from football, the former Cheltenham Town development goalkeeper has signed for Hellenic League Division One West club Cheltenham Saracens.
Following his release by the Robins, Edge spent time in the USA with Dodge City University, before moving to FC Miami, where he had the once in a lifetime opportunity to train with the stars of Paris Saint-Germain.
After returning to England he joined Southern League Slimbridge.
“I haven’t been playing for over a year after sort of falling out of love with the game,” Edge said.
“But I have that feeling of excitement again now.”
Edge was invited to train with Saracens by manager Ryan Betteridge and he quickly put pen to paper with the Petersfield Field Park club, who are expected to challenge at the top end of the table.
“It feels really good to be back and Saracens are a great bunch of lads,” he said.
“I just want to get back into the game, and to be honest with the team we have I don’t think it’s unrealistic to look at some silverware this year.
“I’ve been playing a lot of golf with my dad, which I have loved. I really appreciated the time I’ve been able to spend with him, but I think it’s the right time to come back to football.”