Esher winger Paul Olima turned down a move abroad, because he has big ambitions to fulfil with director of rugby Mike Schmid’s men.

The ex-Kingstonian footballer – along with scrum half Andy Garner and centre Joe Brown – agreed terms this week to remain with the National Division One outfit next season.

Olima, who scored three tries in 14 starts for Esher last season, struggled a little with injury and was in and out of the starting XVC last term.

And the 28-year-old is keen to put that disappointment behind him to fire up a title challenge.

"I had offers from other teams in leagues above, and in France, but I told Mike [Schmid] straight up I wouldn't want to go anywhere else," said Olima.

"From the tea lady and match day staff, to the players and coaches, the aura and atmosphere is always a positive and happy one. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.

"This is a top, top club and it brings a smile to my face every time I come in the front gates."

He added: "My goal for next season is an average of 12 carries per game and becoming top try scorer in National One, whilst winning the league in the process."