Young defender Owen Gilbert, 16, has agreed an 18-month deal with King's Lynn Town Football Club.
The Guyhirn-based player, who was released from the Peterborough United Academy over the summer, has thrived since arriving at The Walks.
Director of football Robbie Back said: "Owen has performed really well for the club since his arrival and he is very much one for the future.
"He’s certainly got all the attributes to go on and be a very good defender and he can only get better.
"We feel he has done more than enough to earn a deal with the club and we are delighted that he has agreed to extend his stay with us."
Gilbert, who has made 12 starts for the reserves in Thurlow Nunn Division One North, has twice featured for the first team in the City Security Services Limited League Challenge Cup and is part of the under-18 side that reached the First Round Proper of the FA Youth Cup.