Eastbourne Borough are delighted to confirm that Finn Ballard McBride has signed a new deal for the 2024/25 season.

The 24-year-old joined at the end of January – making his full debut in the 2-1 win against Farnborough. After that, he had to be patient for his opportunity – with appearances coming from the subs bench.

But after returning to the starting line-up in the 2-0 win at Dartford on April 1, he was an ever-present for the last six games and played a starring role as the Sports sealed their National League South status.

The Australian played 13 times – with 7 starts – in 2023/24, and whilst he came close to getting his first goal it somehow evaded him.

He joined the Sports on the back of a four year stay in America, where he played for the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Prior to that, he came through the youth system at Sydney FC in his homeland, where he played from 15 years old – progressing through to the A League club’s Under 20 and Reserve Team.

We look forward to watching Finn continue his development at Priory Lane in the new season!