JAMES Clarke has rejoined Oxford City Stars as a club ambassador.

The former player, who came through the Oxpens outfit’s junior set-up and made his debut in 1992, made more than 100 appearances for the side.

Clarke also played for Telford and Milton Keynes Thunder during his career.

The ex-forward and defender, who is now a director of a photocopier and print solutions business in Witney, is delighted to return to Stars.

Clarke will be tasked with supporting the board in attempting to grow the club commercially, along with developing more community links and the junior section.

He said: “The board have really pushed the club forward and I fully share in the ambition to put Oxford on the ice hockey map.

“My passion is to help grow the club off the ice to support our vision to make the Stars a force to be reckoned with.

“It’s an honour to become club ambassador and I am looking forward to using my experience and getting involved at a senior level in key areas that will make a difference.

“I am so pleased to be back home at such an exciting time for the club.”

Stars director James Schall said: “It’s fantastic to have a club legend back and fully involved at a top level.

“It demonstrates just how much people love the club and that passion never leaves you.

“We are fortunate to have someone who wants to help make a difference, combined with such experience of ice hockey and business on board.

“I am sure everyone will welcome James back and we wish him every success.”