RECORD breaker Leon Broadhurst has finally called time on his Stourbridge career.

Long-serving Leon has decided to start next season with his hometown club Bromsgrove Sporting following a 16 year love affair with the Glassboys that first began back in 2003.

Since then, he has chalked up a staggering 780 appearances for Stourbridge, scoring 154 goals into the bargain.

He was Gary Hackett and Jon Ford's first signing when he arrived at the club as teenager and played alongside brothers Ryan and Nathan.

Broadhurst will always be fondly remembered by Glassboys supporters after netting the winning goal in their 2008 play-off final with Leamington

Now 35, Broadhurst has indicated a need for a fresh challenge.

Stourbridge chairman Andy Pountney said: "Leon goes with our best wishes and gratitude - not only for his efforts and achievements on the pitch, but for being a genuine, well respected and liked person around the club who has always conducted himself well.

"Leon will be coming to our pre-season friendly at home to Kidderminster Harriers next month to say farewell to the fans and hopefully we'll get him to do a lap of honour at half time.

"At this stage of his career, Leon sees joining Bromsgrove as a new challenge and an opportunity to carry on playing regularly.

"We wish Leon, his wife Emma and family plus mum and dad all the best too. They've become such familiar faces around the club over the years."