Hampton & Richmond Borough full back Tom Jelley admits the day the Beavers won the Ryman Premier League title feels a long time ago now pre-season training has returned.

Boss Alan Dowson has welcomed his squad back to the Beveree  as the club prepares for its return to the National League South after their thrilling title triumph.

And Jelley revealed it is all hands on deck now for the coming campaign.

Happy days: Tom Jelley with a friend during the post-matrch pitch invasion that greeted the club's Ryman Premier League title triumph

"Winning the league was the best day of my life and I'll remember it forever," he said.

"When you look back at it, it is quite surreal really.

"There was a pitch invasion and we were playing infront of about 2,000 people. You wonder if it really happened.

"I had a picture taken on the picture with a friend when it was all going mad.

"It is not long ago I was playing Sunday football infront of a man and his dog.

"It is great to be back because I have been a bit bored on a Saturday, to be fair.

"I can't wait to actually play and this is where the hard work starts."

Recent history: New Hampton arrival Nathan Collier in action for Dartford in 2014

Former AFC Wimbeldon and West Ham United man Callum McNaughton heads a trio of new faces that signed up for Hampton & Richmond Borough's National League South campaign this week.

The 24-year-old defender, sent off on his debut for the Hammers, has previoulsy worked under Beavers boss Dowson at Kingstonian in 2013 and has also spent time at Bromley and Dartford.

McNaughton is joined in the squad by ex-Beavers midfielder Nathan Collier, who quit the Beveree in 2012 for spells at Dartford and Eastbourne Borough.

Returning hero: Nathan Collier in action for Hampton during his last spell at the Beveree

Dowson's triple swoop was completed by the signature of 31-year-old defender Jay Gasson, who arrives having made more than 250 appearances in six seasons at Basingstoke Town.

Pre-season kicks off with the Jimmy Hill & Geoff Harvey Memorial tournament on July 9, before Aldershot Town are the visitors on July 16.