WEYMOUTH legend John Waldock has resigned from the club's board with immediate effect.

Waldock was appointed as a director in April 2021 and used his close links to the business community to foster new relationships between town and club.

Hall of fame inductee and defender Waldock played more than 350 times for Weymouth in a ten-season spell from 1995 to 2006, signing for the Terras from Sunderland as a 19-year-old.

However, a combination of factors have led to Waldock's decision.

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In a club statement, Waldock said: "It’s with great sadness that I step down from my position as a director at Weymouth Football Club.

"The club will always hold a special place in my heart and I wish the board and the manager all the very best of luck this season.

"Unfortunately, with work commitments and an up-and-coming operation, I feel my energy needs to be with myself and my family.

"Also, additionally factors out of the football club’s control and influence have brought me to this difficult decision. COYT.”

Weymouth's board of directors added: "It is with a heavy heart that Weymouth Football Club announce the resignation of club director John Waldock.

"The board of directors would like to express great appreciation and gratitude for John’s hard work in supporting the club for over a decade on the field and most recently the support during the pandemic, in parallel helping navigate the club through the many challenges of the National League."

Waldock's decision follows the appointment of Supporters' Club chairman Pete Nash to the board earlier this summer.