RIP Mark Ovendale

Last updated : 30 August 2011 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

AFC Bournemouth have announced that ex-keeper, Mark Ovendale has passed away at the tender age of 37 after a battle with illness.

Born in Leicester in November 1973, Mark signed for the Cherries from Barry Town for £30,000, making 111 appearances for AFC Bournemouth (89 League, 7 FA Cup, 10 League Cup, 5 in the Mickey Mouse Cup), before moving to Luton Town in a move worth £425,000.

More recently Mark was goal keeping coach at Newport County.

Our condolances to Mark's family and friends.