Darren Budd has decided to leave Burgess Hill Town Football Club.

Buddy rejoined the club this Summer having previously played in the championship winning side of 2015.   During his latest spell, Buddy completed his 200th appearance for the club and has been a role model of professionalism in supporting the club through its transitional phase. Gary Mansell first team manager said “ We wish Darren all the very best moving forward and would like to thank him for his time with the club.

Since I came in he has been brilliant to work with and been a class act in supporting the younger lads while getting to grips with senior football.

He has shown a level of professionalism that should be admired and an inspiration to those that have had the pleasure to share dressing room with him”

In total the midfielder has played 216 games and scored 21 goals over two spells and was of course captain of the brilliant title winning side of 2014/2015.

The clubs board also acknowledged Buddy’s contribution to the club “ We fully respect Darren Budd’s decision to take some time out of football and spend more time with his family, from his appearances this season you can see he is still a quality player and contributed greatly to some excellent team performances, most noticeably his last minute header that won us the game at Three Bridges FC.

We would like to thank Buddy for his professional approach to his football and being a role model for our younger players, thank you Buddy for all you have done for Burgess Hill Town FC over the years, you are a true legend of the club”.