Brett Hunger is not afraid to test himself.
The former Terang captain-coach will make his Warrnambool and District association debut on Saturday with Allansford.
The 26-year-old said he said he had wanted to play at the highest level he could locally and believed he was now ready to have a crack.
"It is probably just the next challenge for me," he said.
"Captaining and coaching was something I took on at a young age and that was probably a big challenge.
"So coming through the back end of that I learnt a lot about cricket and my own game it was something I probably thought about for a while and thought now was a good time to go and test myself.
"I came off a pretty good year last year so hopefully I can carry some of that form over to the Warrnambool league and I am hoping I can successfully make the step up."
The medium pacer admitted it was a tough decision to leave his home club but said he was excited about the next chapter of his career.
Hunger was confident Allansford was headed in the right direction and he hoped he could help the club experience success.
"I loved playing at Terang and was lucky enough to captain the club for three years and we had a few good successful years especially making the grand final in 2017 and coming very close to winning it all," he said.
"But I had a sit down and chat with Ben Boyd and really liked his ideas for where the club is going and where they are at, so I thought it was a really good opportunity.
"I think Boydy and Chris Bant (captain) have got us on the right track so hopefully we can find some team success this year.
"If we can build a strong team and if I can be part of that then that would be my number one goal."
Allansford will look to bounce back after a loss to Wesley-CBC in round one when it takes on West Warrnambool on Saturday.