South are aiming for top spot this time
South Leicester director of rugby Steve Booth said the club's priority for the new season is promotion from National Three Midlands.
The team finished third and retained the County Cup with victory against rivals Syston.
Booth said: "We're determined to get that top spot. We have recruited quite heavily and a lot of young prospects have gone through the Academy system at Leicester so they know each other.
"We have now got two years of experience challenging and have a lot stronger squad. We want to get South Leicester up."
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The league promises to be competitive as Derby and Nuneaton join after promotion and relegation from Midlands One East and National Two North respectively. Ampthill are back from the London league and Sandbach and Sutton Coldfield won promotion.
South have made an impressive triple signing from Leicester Lions in flanker Josh McLaurin, scrum-half Joe Glover and fly-half/full-back David Weston.
Hinckley are striving for consistency after a topsy-turvy first season back in National Three Midlands. Coach Richard Massarella thinks the club should fare better after finding their feet.
He said: "Ex-Tigers prop Graham Rowntree has been in doing some scrummaging sessions, we have signed 10 players and only lost one."
Among those captures are Kris McFedries (scrum-half) and Mitch Culpin (full-back), from South, and Loughborough's reliable fly-half Josh Smith. Wingers Blane Howe and Devon Constant and hooker Tom Ball have also made the step up from Aylestone St James.
Syston head coach Chris Tarbuck expects another challenging campaign and there will again be an emphasis on youth at Barkby Road.
He said: "We have had a few changes and brought some new players in and we'll continue to move forward and push the youth along."
Syston have snapped up brothers Sam and Marcus Badham from South Leicester to boost their forward ranks, while centre Richard Harris has joined from Hereford.
Market Bosworth join Loughborough in Midlands One East after edging out Lutterworth in the play-offs in May.
The duo start with tough away games before meeting on the second weekend of the campaign in what promises to be an entertaining game. Bossie travel to Towcestrians tomorrow, while Loughborough go to Peterborough.