CFU Informal meeting – live stream

Tonight’s City Fans United meeting will be streamed live on the Chester FC You Tube channel.

 

Please find the link below:

Chester FC TV – Watch the CFU meeting live

 

 

We will be testing this platform to see what the quality is, so please bear with us if any quality issues arise during the meeting.

 

 

Our normal streaming service platform has started charging and we are looking at other options for streaming.

 

As this is an informal meeting there is no log in required to view the meeting other than a normal you tube log in.

 

 

The meeting will set underway around 7.30pm tonight.

Changes to the Seals Lottery

We are making some operational changes to the Seals Lottery. Previously, the draw was made shortly after the 5th of each month – the day on which the Standing Orders are collected. The winners were then notified before the results could be announced.

As it could take a while to track down those who had won, there could be a long delay before publishing the results.

We are now going to release the results on the second Tuesday of each month. It will be something for people to look out for and hopefully the Local Press will also cover it thereby increasing awareness of the Seals Lottery to the benefit of the club.

The winners will still be contacted although hopefully many will take the initiative and get in-touch with the club themselves to save our ever-busy volunteers some effort.

Download your entry form here

CFU Meeting (Informal) – Thursday 19th July

We would like to let our members know that the next CFU meeting will take place on Thursday 19th July, commencing at 7.30pm in the Blues Bar at the Swansway Chester Stadium.

 

Join CFU today and help us get to 2018 members in the year 2018!

 

This month’s meeting is an informal one but we are hoping to have Chester management duo Bern & Jono in attendance.

 

There will also be the chance to ‘Meet the Board’ for anyone considering standing for election at the forthcoming AGM, to gain an understanding of what the role entails.

 

Membership cards will also be available to collect on the night too, and you can also join CFU on the night too.

 

Further details will be released shortly for the online stream of the informal meeting.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

CFU Membership passes 1600 mark!

The numbers of CFU members renewing or joining for the first time continues to increase and we can now report that we have over 1600 active members.

 

We would like to thank everyone that has signed up and remind the 300+ members who saw their membership expire on the 31st May, that we’d love to have them back as active members again!

 

We are of course looking to achieve a total of 2018 members in the year 2018, and are well on course to hit that figure – but we still need everyone to take part in the #one2onechallenge which tasks every CFU member to introduce at least one new member to CFU this year.

 

The process of renewing or joining is very simple, just click the link below and you can log into your profile and renew from there, or you can sign up for the first time if you’ve not done so before on our members section page below.

 

Join / Renew your CFU membership here

 

It’s only £12 for annual membership to CFU and with the season getting closer and excitement growing, its a great time to be an owner of Chester FC so please ‘Come and join us, come and join us, come and join us over here!’

 

Remember if course it’s the Chester FC v Liverpool FC pre season friendly on Saturday, so what better way to get yourself hooked on the bug that is Chester FC and City Fans United ownership of the club!

 

Have you followed us on Twitter yet? No? Well please do, by following @cityfansunited where you can keep up to date with all the latest developments and breaking news from the owners of Chester FC!

New Fundraising Working Group Chair

Due to pressures of work, Jonathan Kerr has decided to step down as Chair of the Fundraising Working Group. Amy Davies will be taking over his role.

The CFU Board wish to place on record its thanks for the hard work, energy and creative ideas that Jonathan brought to the club particularly during the financial crisis at the start of the year when his efforts brought in a significant amount of money at a crucial time.

 

We wish him all the very best for the future.

 

As one on the senior stewards on Match-Days, Amy will be a familiar face to many Chester FC fans and we are very pleased that she has agreed to lead this important Working Group.

 

We are also delighted that Paul Evans has joined the Fundraising Team. He has a great deal of experience when it comes to organising high-profile events and brings with him many useful contacts. Some very exciting initiatives are already in the pipeline… Watch this space!

Membership Notification – Donation Agreement

Further to the statement dated 10th May 2018, the Board of City Fans United are delighted to announce that a Donation Agreement has been agreed between Chester City Supporters Society and Mr Stuart Murphy.

 

The Agreement was reached following due legal process and we would like to thank our legal team at Gateley Plc and Supporters Direct for their invaluable help in this matter. We would also wish to thank the legal team at Jolliffes and Simon Williams who represented Stuart in this process.

 

There will be absolutely no dilution of the principles of Fan Ownership nor control as a result of this agreement.

 

Stuart has committed to helping Chester Football Club for a period of three years, during which time he is to donate the sum of one million pounds, the majority of which will be allocated to infrastructure improvements that will enable the club to increase its overall sustainability.

 

Stuart has been invited to join the Operations Board for the duration of the agreement.

 

Speaking about this opportunity Stuart added:

“I am really delighted to be able to join forces with the Board and supporters at Chester FC. This gives me a great opportunity to give something back to the City of Chester and to the football club that I care for so much.

 

I have lots of ideas to move the club forward positively and I can’t wait to get started. There is much to do, but I am confident that together we can now start to write a new and far more positive chapter in the history of Chester FC”

 

Responding, David Harrington Wright, the Chair of Chester FC added:

“I am so pleased for everyone that we have been given this opportunity. I know that Stuart is brimming with ideas and we are so grateful to him for this generous donation and for his skill, expertise and time that he will commit to help our club” “ This is a one off chance for everyone at Chester Football Club”. If we all pull together, we can really make it work”

CFU membership passes 1300!

We are pleased to report that the number of City Fans United members is increasing by the day, and now stands at just over 1300 active members.

 

We have had around 300 renewing or joining us for the first time since we last went out with an update on June 6th, and it’s great to see the numbers jumping up significantly.

 

Whilst we are delighted at the active members total, we are also appealing to just under 500 people who saw their membership expire on May 31st 2018, and if all of those renew then we’ll be well on the way to achieving our initial target of 2000 members again.

 

The process of renewing is very simple, just click the link below and you can log into your profile and renew from there, or you can sign up for the first time if you’ve not done so before on our members section page below.

 

Join / Renew your CFU membership here

 

It’s only £12 for annual membership to CFU and with exciting developments happening both on and off the pitch at present, now is the time to join us for what we are sure will be an exciting year.

 

We would also like to remind everyone that if you wish to stand for election at the September AGM then you will need to be a full paid member by midnight, Monday 18th June!

 

Have you followed us on Twitter yet? No? Well please do, by following @cityfansunited where you can keep up to date with all the latest developments and breaking news from the owners of Chester FC!

 

CFU Ops Board Update

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The Main Board of the CFU have formally reinstated the Operations Board. Initial meetings recommenced in April 2018.

 

A decision was taken to suspend the Ops Board in January following the revelations of the financial crisis which saw the main City Fans United board meeting more frequently in order effectively manage the situation.

 

At the time of January’s crisis, the Football Working Group (FWG) was formed. This group made recommendations to the CFU board on football matters. These included the implementation of a number of cost saving measures as the club stabilised its financial position. With the Operations Board now reinstated, the FWG has been disbanded having brought the club back to a much sounder financial footing.

 

The role of the Operations Board is to take on the day-to-day running of the football club and make recommendations to the full board as mandated by the CFU constitution.

 

The decision was agreed at the CFU board meeting on Thursday night that, going forwards, the Operational board would formally be making all decisions on the day-to-day running of the football club and all things relating to the administration of the first team.

 

CFU director Andrew Morris will Chair the Operations Board and will be joined by Alan Case, Ian Swettenham, Ron Smith alongside CFU directors Mike Day, Calvin Hughes and David Williams.

 

A new working group to handle matters relating to the Academy and the administration of the youth team has been set up. This will be led by Youth Director Mike Day, with significant input from Academy head coach Calum McIntyre, whose long-term future at the club has recently been confirmed.

 

Would you like to stand for election to the CFU board?

The City Fans United AGM takes place on the 27th September, and as per usual all members have the chance to stand for election to the board.

We’ll be releasing further details shortly, but we would like to advise all members that you will need to be a fully paid up member of CFU by Monday 18th June to be able to stand for election.

To renew or join CFU please visit the link below.

https://cityfansunited.com/members-section/