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Worthing owner George Dowell believes owning the club 'saved him' following a horror car crash which left him in a wheelchair.
Dowell was paralysed from the chest down after suffering from serious spinal injuries following a car crash in April 2010.
The former Worthing youth team player spent 10 months in a spinal treatment centre following the crash, where he had been the passenger in the front seat of the car.
Dowell, then 17, used some of his compensation payout to buy his financially stricken hometown club, who were nearly £200,000 in debt.
Worthing have enjoyed two promotions since Dowell became the club's majority shareholder in 2015, with the National League South side set to feature in the FA Cup first round for the first time since 1999.
George Dowell invested in Worthing with money he received from a compensation payout