POPULAR Weymouth kitman Dave Tune is set to retire from his dressing room duties at the Bob Lucas Stadium.

Tune has ensured Weymouth's players look the part for eight-and-a-half years and was involved in one of the most successful periods in the Terras' history.

Tune was a key member of the backroom staff as Weymouth secured back-to-back promotions in returning to the National League for this season.

Numerous past and present players, including Jake McCarthy, Stewart Yetton, Brandon Goodship, Ashley Wells and Tim Sills, were among the well-wishers.

In a statement, director of football Paul Maitland said: "Weymouth FC wishes to pass on its sincerest thanks to retiring kit manager Dave Tune who has decided it is time to call it a day.

"Tuney, as he is so affectionately known by all of us on the playing side past and present, will always be loved and we will always be indebted to him for looking after us and making sure the players have been turned out immaculately over the past eight-and-a-half years.

"As many of the Terras' fans will know, Tuney has a huge passion for the club and has been a wonderful ambassador for Weymouth.

"On a personal note, I would like to thank the legend for all his help and commitment and remind him that the kettle will always be on for him just as he has done for so many of us.

"Best wishes for the future Dave and we look forward to seeing you and all the other fans back on the terraces as soon as possible.

"Thank you for everything, Tuney!"