Worthing attendances see huge rise

Worthing Football Club chairman George Dowell.
Worthing Football Club chairman George Dowell.
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Worthing Football Club's average attendances have rose by just over 400 in the past two seasons.

In the previous two campaigns, the number of fans at Woodside Road on average has climbed from 250 at the close of the 2014-15 season to a current standing of 666 during a campaign back in the Ryman League Premier Division.

Worthing have been averaging 666 this season, leaving them trailing behind only league rivals Dulwich Hamlet and Northern Premier Division outfit Stourbridge at step-three level.

George Dowell, who took over as Worthing chairman back in 2015, believes the continuous support during his time at the club has been remarkable.

He said: "It's great to see the numbers continue to turn up week-in, week-out. We had some big games over Christmas and the start of this year but the crowds have continued to be high.

"The support has been absolutely brilliant and I think everyone is buying into the community feel we've got at the club now.

"Obviously winning matches and being successful helps draw supporters but even over a tough period at present fans have continued to come down to Woodside Road and cheer us on."

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