LUKE Boundford has announced his departure from Newtown following eight years at Latham Park.

The 31 year old striker joined the JD Welsh Premier club from MMP-NL Mid Wales League side Newbridge in 2011 and played a role in the Robins rejuvenation under Bernard McNally which saw the club reach the final of the Welsh Premier League Cup in 2012.

Boundford continued to play a crucial role in the club's success following the arrival of Chris Hughes the following season and helped the club qualify for the Europa League in 2016.

Boundford entered history by scoring for Newtown during their 2-1 home leg victory over Maltese side Valetta in the first qualifying round and helped the club progress 4-2 on aggregate before losing 5-1 on aggregate to Danish giants Copenhagen in the next round.

Boundford departs Latham Park a terrace hero and club legend with 61 goals from 220 games.

Boundford said: "I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone at Newtown Football Club.

"I’ve had a fantastic eight years with the club and I’ve made some friends and memories for life. Good luck to everyone at the club for the new season."