Eastbourne Borough are delighted to announce the signing of midfielder Jack Paxman from Ebbsfleet United.

Paxman, 29, is no stranger to the National League South and is new manager Mark Beard’s second new signing at Priory Lane.

And the former Southend United scholar has a wealth of experience at this level. The creative midfielder joined Ebbsfleet United in September 2020 from Billericay Town after impressing in pre-season games. He joined Chelmsford City aged 19 and following spells with Thurrock and Witham Town, he signed for Maidstone in March 2015, helping the Stones wrap up the Ryman League title that season.

The following year he was part of back-to-back promotions, scoring in the penalty shootout win in the promotion final of 2016 against Ebbsfleet. Paxman spent almost five seasons in total with Maidstone, playing regularly in the National League for them, amassing more than 150 appearances and becoming their longest-serving player in the process by the time of his departure.

Assured, calm and confident on the ball, Paxman is regarded as one of the foremost technical players in the league and earned the Supporters’ Player of the Year award in his first season at the Fleet.

We would like to thank Ebbsfleet United for their co-operation in allowing us to complete this deal. Welcome to Priory Lane, Jack!