Bristol Manor Farm Football Club is delighted to announce the arrival of goalkeeper Seth Locke from Frome Town, becoming Manager Lee Lashenko’s second summer signing ahead of the 2023/24 Southern League season.

With the Southern League and FA confirming Manor Farm’s place in the 23/24 Division One South on Monday morning, the club acted quickly to build on the excitement with the timely-boost of new addition Locke agreeing terms. Speaking to the club, Locke commented: “Bristol Manor Farm are very big club in the local area with ambitions to get promoted into the Southern Premier, and I would love to be able to help the team get there.

Having progressed through Frome’s BA11 academy, Locke admitted that it was Manager Lashenko who influenced his decision to switch across to The Creek.

“Lee has been great and really sold the club to me,” Locke expressed. “He has highlighted his ambitions and plans for the upcoming season, and it’s definitely something that I’m really looking forward to being a part of.

Despite only being 20-years old, Locke has featured for Frome’s first team, Bishop Sutton and Keynsham Town in the Western League, and at GFA Challenge Cup winners Roman Glass last term.

“The main thing is experience as it’s important as a goalkeeper,” said Locke. “Even though I’m still quite young when it comes to being a keeper, I’ve played plenty of games over the last few years, which will hopefully stand me in good stead for the coming season.

“Last year especially, it’s been great to be part of some successful teams and hopefully I can learn from these experiences and take them into next season.

“Personally, I would love to play as many games as possible and make a difference to the team,” Locke admitted.

“However, on the whole it would be great to build on what the Manager is looking to achieve and get Manor Farm back challenging for promotion.”

I’m sure you will all join us in welcoming Seth to the Creek, and we wish him the very best for next season!