Hampton & Richmond Borough hope to root out the next Nathan Ellington by taking Tooting & Mitcham United's youth section under their own wing.
The south Londoners have produced such talents as Derby striker Ellington and Reading's Michael Antonio in the past, not to mention Hampton heroes Craig Tanner and Francis Quarm.
But Tooting's youngsters have made the decision to link up with the Beavers from next season under the umbrella of Hampton & Richmond Borough Juniors.
Tooting Juniors secretary Paul White said: "Originally we associated ourselves with Tooting & Mitcham, but we now need a better exit route for our players, to a club already playing at Conference level and focusing on football development. Hampton seemed to us to be the perfect fit."
Hampton spokesman Les Rance pointed out the move would extend the club's profile beyond just Richmond's borough boundaries.
He said: "It gives us the opportunity to take the club's name to other areas in south west London outside of Richmond.
"Tooting's teams are currently based in Roehampton Vale and play in the Surrey and Tandridge Youth Leagues, so our influence can extend into Kingston, Merton and elsewhere, which can only benefit us in the long run.
"Two players have already been recruited into our U18s side."
Hampton already have a number of youth sides affiliated to them, like Hampton Youth FC, and club secretary Nick Hornsey insisted they will not be elbowed out by the new arrangement.
He added: "This will in no way affect the affiliations we have in place with other clubs in the area.
"It can only benefit everybody to have the widest access to young players in this part if London."
Players, managers, coaches and parents from the new youth set up have been invited as guest's to the Hampton senior side's Blue Square South clash a g a i n s t Basingstoke Town at Beveree on Saturday.