Pearce leaves the club as the tenth top-scorer in the club’s history with 155 goals in 245 appearances in Red.

The 2023/24 campaign was a remarkable one for the striker as he scored 46 goals in just 51 appearances across all competitions, winning the golden boot in the National League South by a distance.

Ollie wished to thank Worthing supporters after six years at the club, “I want to thank the fans for their unbelievable support to me personally and the team over the last few years. We’ve shared amazing memories together, especially winning promotion in 2022.”

“I have absolutely loved my time at the club and it will always have a special place in my heart. The opportunity to play full time football is just too good to turn down.”

The striker broke a post-WW2 club record last season, scoring in 10 consecutive matches from New Year’s Day through to the end of February. He scored his 150th club goal in the memorable 3-1 away win at eventual league champions Yeovil Town.

Ollie added, “Last season was an incredible journey both on a personal level with the goals I scored and with the team getting ourselves so close to promotion. I’m gutted with the defeat in the final but I’ll back the boys from afar next year to go one better and get promoted!”

He claimed both the Manager’s Player of the Season and Supporters’ Player of the Season at the club’s end-of-season awards last month.

Ollie celebrates his fourth goal in the 6-4 win against Dover Athletic.

After arriving from Dulwich Hamlet last summer, Joe Felix quickly settled into life on the South Coast. The versatile wing back made 52 appearances for the Rebels last season, scoring three goals and providing a 15 assists.

He became a fan favourite at Woodside in no time at all, with his tireless performances not going unnoticed by supporters.

Joe shared his love for the club in a message to supporters, “This is nothing against Worthing at all – what a group, what a team, what a club. The best season of my career so far. You have given me the platform to take my next step in football which is full time and for that I thank you wholeheartedly.

“I just want to thank everyone at the club that’s helped me from day one and also the fans for always showing me unconditional support & love.”

Joe was recognised by his peers for his performances last season and claimed the Player’s Player of the Season award.

Joe celebrates his goal against Truro City earlier this season.

Everyone at the club would like to wish both Ollie and Joe the very best of luck for their future careers.