The new deal sees Hinshelwood commit his future to the Rebels until at least the summer of 2027.

The 39-year-old will continue in his role as First Team Manager along with overseeing the club’s Youth Academy where has a proven track record of developing young players.

Club chairman Barry Hunter commented: “This is a big statement all round. Adam has proven time and time again that he is a winner as well as a first class manager and coach. He is building a very good reputation for himself and we are proud to have him as our manager.

Our football club is on a steep trajectory with a lot of opportunity. Having Adam stay and continue this journey is very good news. He has a strong bond with our supporters and I’m sure they, as will everyone involved in the club see this as a really positive move”.

Hinshelwood celebrating Worthing’s FA Cup win over Bath City after full time.

Hinshelwood first took the reigns at Woodside Road on Christmas Day in 2013. In his first spell at the Club, Hinshelwood immediately went about re-building the side with young, hungry players, laying the foundations for a more settled and productive future, bringing through the likes of Will Hendon, Omar Bugiel, Harvey Sparks and Lloyd Dawes who all played a major part in the club’s promotion from Isthmian League South East Division after Hinshelwood left the club in 2015 to take up the role of under-18’s Assistant Manager at Brighton & Hove Albion.

Hinshelwood pictured with George Dowell after his reappointment in 2017.

The boss returned for his second spell in September 2017 and set about the unenviable task of preserving the club’s Premier Division status, taking over a side that had picked up just one point from their first eight matches before appointment.

“I’m still very ambitious, and, with the talks we’ve had, it looks like the club is as well.”

Despite not winning a league game until early November, he oversaw a remarkable turnaround that saw survival secured with four games to spare, from which a further 7 points were earned to see the team eventually finish a respectable 16th in the table.

Hinshelwood was rewarded with a new three-year full time contract that incorporated the role of Academy Manager.

A season of stabilisation followed with the club finishing 9th having flirted with the play-offs throughout the 2018/19 campaign.

Then came back-to-back null and void seasons owing to the Covid-19 pandemic where frustratingly the Rebels had led the table on both occasions when fixtures halted.

Hinshelwood managed to galvanise his squad to put that disappointment behind them when football returned in 2021/22, securing the Premier Division title by 10 points and with it promotion to the National League for the first time in the club’s history.

Hinshelwood celebrating with supporters during the title celebrations in 2022.

Last season saw the Reds make the play-offs after finishing fourth in their first season at step 2; before losing to eventual play-off winners Oxford City in the semi-final.

The season did end with silverware though, as the club won the Sussex Senior Challenge Cup for the first time since 1999 following a penalty shootout win over rivals Bognor Regis Town at the Amex Stadium.

The club has made a positive start to the current campaign with an appearance in the FA Cup first round to look forward to for the first time in 24 years.

Adam said: “I’m delighted to have got the new deal all agreed. I’ve been talking to the club, George and Barry for a while now to try to get it sorted and I’m just pleased to get it over the line.

“We had a chat back in the summer and obviously now with how the club is progressing and lots of exciting things happening in the pipeline, it’s definitely a club that’s going in the right direction.

“I’m still very ambitious, and, with the talks we’ve had, it looks like the club is as well. It’s been a matter of ‘when’ really, not ‘if’, and I’m just delighted to get it done”.

During his two spells at the club Hinshelwood has played a major role in the careers of young players that have developed under his watch and gone on to reach the Football League, including Omar Bugiel, Finn Stevens, David Ajiboye, Kwame Poku, Ricky Aguiar and Jasper Pattenden.