BUDE TOWN will make club history on Saturday with their first game in the Carlsberg South West Peninsula League.
From last's season's promoted team, who finished runners-up in the East Cornwall League Premier Division, all but one player had represented the club at youth level.
And the Seasiders will continue to give youth as a chance in their debut campaign in Division One West.
Andy Haines, the manager, said: "Our key principle is to bring players up through the youth system. We are probably one of the few teams that don't pay any money.
"We have never been to the dizzy heights of the South West Peninsula League. It's a big step up but everybody is looking forward to it."
Last season Bude had a sample of the step up in standard, beating Callington Town and narrowly losing to Wadebridge Town in cup ties.
"We have seen nothing that would frighten us if we play to our potential," said Haines.
"Top half would be great for us but we know it's not going to be easy."
Losing the goal threat of Billy Hopcroft during pre-season has been a blow. The former Bideford and Barnstaple Town striker has joined Camelford in the Peninsula Premier Division.
Bude will also be without Wes Pugh who has moved to Bristol and Steve Box who is travelling.
Jason Veale has returned to the club and Haines hopes to sign a striker this week.
Dan Starkey, the defender, is suspended for the opening game and Dave Youlden, the forward, is struggling with a hamstring injury.
Bude will know all about Saturday's opponents Vospers Oak Villa. The Plymouth side are expected to be made up of last season's Plymouth Parkway reserve side who won the East Cornwall League.
Haines and Clive Cornish, the assistant manager, will ask their team to stick with the simple game that has seen them get this far.
"I just like the boys to play their own game. The most input I have is dishing out the jelly babies and Jaffa Cakes at half time," said Haines.