Author: David Williams

Claim Your Turf 2019/20

Claim Your Plot at the Deva Stadium for the 2019/20 season!

 

  • Get your name/photo/logo in every Match-Day Programme for league fixtures
  • Get your name/photo/logo on the Chester FC website
  • See your name/photo/logo on the Blues Bar wall at the end of CYT 2019/20
  • Get invited to an end of season function
  • Get a Buy One, Get One Free offer for the 2020/21 season
  • All profits to Squadbuilder

 

Price £25 inc VAT

 

Email fundraising@chesterfc.com to Claim Your Turf

 

Below is the current status – as at 3:30 pm on 17th June – after last season’s plot owners who wanted to do so have renewed and claimed their free plot.

 

Auction for money-can’t-buy items

During the End of Season Party on Saturday, 18th May there will be an auction for items that money-can’t-buy to raise funds for Chester FC.

 

Sealed bids for the following lots can be sent in advance to fundraising@chesterfc.com. Bids to arrive by Noon BST on 18th May.

 

Lot 1

Chester FC 2017/18 away shirt signed by Michael Owen and his father, Terry, on the evening of the Colin Murray’s AllStars match 15th February 2018.

 

Lot 2


The opportunity to be the first to receive the new Chester FC 2019/20 home shirt after it is launched this Summer. People who have seen the initial mock-up of the design advise that it’s a stunner (and anything but grey!)

 

Lot 3

Become part of the Squad! You will be included in the official 2019/20 squad photo and appear in the Chester FC player list on the back page of every home programme throughout the season

 

Lot 4


You and a guest will join 2 members of the Chester Former Players Association for a round of “Four Ball” at Curzon Park Golf Club

 

 

Last call for the 2018/19 End of Season Party

Hurray! Ticket sales for the End of Season Party at the Mollington Banastre on the evening of 18th May end this Friday (at the request of the venue).

 

Mingle with the stars from the playing squad while listening to live performances from Chasing Shadows – a superb local band – and enjoy a 3 course meal. All this for just £30!

 

 

Are you a winner?

Following the Raffle in aid of Squadbuilder on Easter Monday, we have 4 unclaimed winning tickets

 

132- Mathew

162-Ken P

116-Rowland

181- Jon Stanway

 

Please email fundraising@chesterfc.com if you are one of these winners

 

£266 was raised by the Raffle while at the Race Night at The Centurion on 13th April, Chester FC benefitted to the tune of £745.60 – over £1,000 was brought in by these 2 initiatives.

 

Many thanks to everyone who got involved and big respect to our hard working team of Fundraising Volunteers.

Fundraising Easter Monday

Easter Monday is set to be a big day of Fundraising at the Swansway Chester Stadium prior to Chester FC’s home fixture against Brackley.

 

A sponsored walk will take place to raise funds for the club’s Academy. Registration will take place from noon in the Blues Bar with the walk starting at 12:30. Details are in the graphic below.

 

 

Members of the Fundraising Working Group will also be selling tickets for an Easter Raffle prior to kick off with all proceeds going towards the Squadbuilder scheme as we look to provide Bern & Jonno with a war chest for next season. We have collected many great prizes including complementary pairs of adult tickets to Chester Zoo courtesy of our main sponsors MBNA.

 

 

Please support these initiatives if you can.

 

Our City Our Community Our Club

 

Squadbuilder Evening 2019

Last night (16th April), a function was held in the Blues Bar at the Swansway Chester Stadium to enable the CFU Board to give thanks to all those who had contributed to the Squadbuilder scheme either via monthly payments or through buying a “Claim Your Turf” plot. People who had taken part in these initiatives had been invited to the evening.

 

Following an introduction from Paul Bodman, Grenville Millington gave a very entertaining talk which was full of amusing tales from his time playing for the club during the 1970s. The current first team managers, Bern & Jonno, then joined us and took part in a Q&A session. As usual, the duo were open and insightful.

 

They felt this season had been one of consolidation, particularly as at the start of it the club was still recovering from the financial crisis. Furthermore, they joined part way through the preceding off-season therefore with more time to plan ahead this time around they are confident of stepping up a gear.

 

All those invited were entered into a free draw for a football signed by the Chester FC squad. As many of these people are part of the Exiles group, it seemed appropriate that the draw was won by someone from Cardiff.

 

At the end of the evening, the players who had been on the pitch training came in to mingle with those present while there was also the opportunity to enjoy a tour of the stadium.

 

Paul Bodman kindly donated a framed print of the Claim Your Turf graphic for the 2018-19 season which will be hung in the Blues Bar.

 

 

The CFU Board wish to thank all those involved for making the evening so enjoyable.

 

It would be easy to believe that paying £5 each month into Squadbuilder has limited impact however the scheme is on schedule to raise over £8,000 this season. This is most impressive, especially as only around 80 people have been contributing.

 

If more people signed up now, the managers would be able to plan ahead with a much bigger budget for next season. The club is of course grateful for all donations, particularly in recent times, but we wish to remind fans that they can continue to have a big impact on the fortunes of Chester FC for a small outlay each month.

 

The details for signing up for Squadbuilder can be found on this page http://www.chesterfc.com/squadbuilder/

 

If you would like to sponsor a Claim Your Turf plot for the 2019/20 season, please email fundraising@chesterfc.com

 

 

2019 Chester FC Awards Evening

Tickets are available from the Club’s office for the End of Season Party at the Mollington Banastre on the evening of 18th May.

 

Mingle with the stars from the playing squad while listening to live performances from Chasing Shadows – a superb local band – and enjoy a 3 course meal. All this for just £30!