Worthing owner George Dowell has announced that he is stepping down as Chairman of the club- but will remain as owner of the club and the Football Centre, and is not leaving the board, either.
In a statement on the club website, George states:
'I am both pleased and excited to announce the appointment of Pete Stone as the new Executive Chairman of Worthing Football Club.
We have achieved great things over the last three years however I now feel the time is right to hand over the role of Chairman to someone who can bring extra skills and experience, leading us through the next stage of our growth and development.
Yesterday’s result has confirmed my belief that we run a football club with powerful roots that sets up the community for years of enjoyment and progression. Since taking over, owning and running the Club has become an increasingly complex and difficult challenge off the pitch, and occasionally on it.
We remain as ambitious as ever and with the first team, ladies team and under-18’s all in great hands. With that in mind I really want to accelerate off the pitch especially after the well publicised issues that set us back in pre-season and at the start of the current campaign.'
Read the full statement here.