Pools have completed a move in to the transfer market to sign up and coming goalkeeper Ben Dudzinski.
The 20-year-old grew up in New Malden but swapped South West London for the north-east when he began a Sports Science degree at Durham University three years ago.
Having played semi-professionally for Kingstonians whilst in the south, Dudzinski has played for Tow Law Town, Ashington and Durham City since relocating and has also been a regular for the University team.
His talent earned him the chance to train with Pools during the latter part of last season and he did enough to impress Goalkeeper Coach Tony Caig and boss Craig Hignett.
The youngster will now complete this degree course before joining-up with Pools in pre-season to offer competition to senior goalkeepers Trevor Carson and Adam Bartlett.