NEIL Mitchell has left Newtown Football Club after seven successful seasons.

The 33-year-old forward announced his decision via social media on Sunday, thanking fans and volunteers for their support over the years.

Mitchell said: "I've had an absolute blast playing for my hometown club for the last seven years and achieving the things we didn't think was possible.

"But nothing is forever and it's the right time for me to leave.

"I'm gutted I couldn't contribute in the second phase of the league format and leave playing in the team but I don't regret the decision I made through the lockdown period.

"I wish everyone at Newtown Football Club all the very best in the European games in the coming months.

"I would like to thank all the volunteers within the club that make Newtown one of the best run clubs around."

Club chairman Howard Ellis praised the Latham Park favourite.

He said: "I would just like to put on record what a dedicated person Neil was to our club, always gave 100 per cent and was a very popular player with the supporters and everyone connected to the club.

"On behalf of myself and the directors we would like to wish Neil all the best in his new venture playing or coaching."

Mitchell joined the club from local rivals Caersws in 2013.