British Army commitments for Terras' star...

WEYMOUTH FC are set to lose the services of Calvin Brooks as the defender/midfielder is set to join the British Army this summer having passed his entry procedure.

A club spokesman said: “Calvin has given great service to the club and he had a fantastic season and he will be missed by all at the club. We are hopeful that we will see Calvin in Weymouth shirt again this season once he becomes available.

Brooks, who has been with the club since joining from Yeovil Town in 2014, said: “Firstly I would like to say it has been an absolute pleasure to play in the claret and blue for this football club, I have enjoyed my time at the club enormously.

“A massive thanks to the fans for their unwavering support, especially when we had a couple of turbulent years. It means so much. A big thank you to all of the volunteers at the club who put in so much time and hard work, without you guys it wouldn’t run the way it does.

“Thanks to the staff that brought me to the club and gave me the chance to prove myself and also to the current staff, their fantastic energy and enthusiasm is infectious and this club is definitely heading in the right direction with Mark [Molesley, manager] in charge.

“A big thanks to Paul Maitland [Director of Football] who has always offered a huge amount of support on and off of the field. And finally to all my team mates it’s been a pleasure playing alongside all of you (some more than others!).

“It is time for me to put my career outside of football first but I hope to be back in the claret and blue as soon as possible, next season will be our season, up the Terras!”

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