Author: Jeff Banks

FREE Chips! Chip Chip Hooray!

CHIP’D, the Dutch-inspired artisan chip shop based in Northgate Street who provide one of our members discounts, are celebrating their first birthday on Saturday 8th February at 12pm. To celebrate, the first 50 guests will receive a FREE cone of chips. Grab your free chips then head down to Chester FC home game against Blyth Spartans!


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To celebrate a busy first year and to say thank-you to all their customers, the first 50 guests through the door from 12pm will receive a free cone of their delicious ‘twice-cooked’ chips, along with a dip of choice from the impressive range of 17 tasty sauces.


Local MP Chris Matheson will be kicking the party off and joining the celebrations in store. There will be music and free face painting for the kids.


Founder, Andrew McKechnie, comments: “Our first year has been a blast, we have been busy serving our chips to our customers who enjoy our delicious, fresh food, lovely team and welcoming shop on Northgate St. This time last year most people didn’t know what a Dutch chip was, but now they know their Frikandels from their Frites sauce! We have had lots of highlights over the year from winning awards for our food and friendly staff to collaborations with The Bao Revolution, Meltdown, Chester Beer & Wine and The Konie Boys. 2020 is set up to be another great year for us with new vegan menu items, more local food collaborations, involvement in Chester Live and we’ll continue to support Chester FC and their loyal supporters. We will be out and about in our new Food Truck bringing our chips, dips & snacks to events, festivals & parties. Everyone in Chester has been so supportive so this is our way of saying thank-you with a free cone of chips!”


CHIP’D specialise in Dutch-style chips, taking the finest Agria potatoes, hand-chipping them, twice-cooking them before flipping in salt and serving with a mouth-watering range of sauces. CHIP’D also serve up tasty snacks such as Bitterballen, Frikandel, Croquettes, Chick’n Dippers & Mozzarella Dippers. They have an extensive vegan offer and cater to guests looking for Gluten Free or Halal options.


Remember, CFU members can benefit from a regular discount of 15% discount on all food upon production of CFU membership card (cannot be used in conjunction with other offers). PLUS a FREE portion of Bitterballen for CFU members on home matchdays!!!


CHIP’D is at 124 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT and delivery via Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats.

Opening hours are 7 days a week 11:30am till 8pm and 10pm Fri & Sat.

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CFU Members Informal Meeting – Thursday 6th February -LIVE STREAM ON TWITTER

The next City Fans United informal members meeting will take place on Thursday 6th February, in the Blues Bar at Chester FC. It will also be streamed LIVE on the City Fans United Twitter account @cityfansunited


The meeting will get underway at 7.30pm and as it’s a informal meeting, it’s open to all and not restricted to current members on the night.


Chester FC joint managers Bern and Jonno will be joining us for the meeting, and will there to answer your questions in a Q+A session. If you are not able to make the meeting but would like to ask a question for the live stream, please email by Wednesday 5th February and we’ll do our best to put it to the managers.


We look forward to seeing you there on the night.


CFU AGM Live Streaming Details

This Thursday night sees the City Fans United AGM take place at the Deva Stadium, kicking off at 7.30pm.


The meeting, which is for existing members only is being streamed via the Zoom app on Thursday night for members that cannot attend the meeting that will be hosted in the Blues Bar.


Before the meeting gets underway there will also be a presentation from Stuart Murphy as he updates on future plans relating to infrastructure developments. This will begin promptly at 7pm.



Those wishing to access the live stream need to email by 6pm on Wednesday 20th November quoting their name and membership number  in order for invites to be sent out in time.

Click here for more details on Zoom


CFU AGM Reminder – Thursday 21st November

Next Thursday night sees our City Fans United AGM take place at Chester FC.


The meeting, which will get underway at 7.30pm in the Blues Bar at the Deva Stadium will focus on the previous year at the club, and will refer to the financial reports sent out on November 1st, which were available to members on email via the link provided.


As it’s a members only meeting, you can still sign up or renew your membership via the link below.

 Join or Renew CFU Membership here


We look forward to you joining us next Thursday night at the Deva!


CFU looking to former members to ‘Rejoin the Journey!’

City Fans United are kicking off a CFU ‘Rejoin the Journey’ Sign Up Week on Saturday when they hope to increase the number of current members by asking those who have not yet renewed their membership to do so this Saturday afternoon whilst Chester FC are in action against Blyth Spartans, in what could see the club go top of the National League North.


Around 600 people have yet to renew their membership, and Jeff Banks, the CFU director who owns the membership portfolio, is asking those lapsed members to ‘Rejoin the Journey!’, “I’m sure everyone has their reasons for not renewing their CFU membership in the summer, maybe they haven’t got round to it yet, maybe it was a case of they just wanted to help in 2018 when the crisis pulled everyone together, but either way it’s so important for those former members to renew as not only is it a significant financial benefit to the club, but it also gives CFU a stronger voice in how the club is run and what decisions are made in the future.


“Our aim is to get back to having 2000 members of all ages, we currently have 1400 members which is comprised of adults, life members and Junior Blues, so I’m asking all of those who were with us before to ‘Rejoin the Journey’ and be part of something special that is happening this season at Chester FC.


“We have announced a number of quality discounts for members recently, and that list will grow further, and if we can get 2000 members of CFU then this will help attract further discounts too across the whole community. So my message to anyone who has not renewed from last year is please do it this Saturday when you’re tuning into the game against Blyth, or even if you’re at the game as you can even do it on your phone!”


Click here to join or renew your CFU membership


CFU are also asking current members if they would consider moving across to the Direct Debit scheme introduced this season, where members are able to pay any amount from £2 per month upwards, and for anyone that switches across to the scheme in the next 7 days then they will be rewarded with a limited edition pin badge. “We have had a very good start on our Direct Debit scheme for members, and if more members are happy to switch to the Direct Debit option, and in turn help the club financially at the same time then we would like to thank them with the pin badge as a gesture.”


“If it’s £2 per month or £10 per month, or any other figure, then this will be a massive help to Chester FC and it really will make renewing next year so much easier, so I would like to ask each current member to consider this option going forward to help.”


To switch to the Direct Debit option, please email who will be able to set up the plan very easily for members.


City Fans United Informal Meeting – October 3rd

The latest informal City Fans United meeting will take place on Thursday 3rd October in the Blues Bar at the Deva Stadium, starting at 7.30pm.


The meeting, which is open to anyone to attend, will also feature an update from the Community Trust, with regards to the King George V Community Sports Hub. This will be an opportunity for any questions to be put forward with regards to the ongoing progress towards the Hub.


There will also be a Q&A with the board at the meeting too.


We look forward to seeing you there, and if you’re not able to attend then the meeting will be streamed live on the City Fans United You Tube channel.


See you there!

Limited Edition Starbucks CFU Cup

Starbucks Greyhound Park in Chester have once again thrown their support behind City Fans United and Chester FC by launching a limited edition reusable cup.


20 of the environmentally friendly cups have been produced with the CFU emblem and Chester FC logo on them and will be on sale in the Chester FC club shop on Saturday 7th September.


A local artist based at Chester University has been involved in the design work.


Dave Pike, store manager at Starbucks Greyhound Park said, “We’re delighted to produce this limited edition cup that Chester fans can use over and over again whilst knowing they are helping the environment at the same time as enjoying a drink from our store. We’re also delighted to further our partnership with the club and City Fans United, and look forward to more exciting initiatives going forward.”


Jeff Banks, director of Fan Engagement said, “It’s great to have Starbucks producing these cups for the club, and I’m sure they will go down extremely well with our fans. I’d like to thank Dave and the team, who have already been very generous in offering beta members and Chester FC season ticket holders a 10% discount on drinks from the store. They have also been really supportive towards our half time challenges as well.”


The cups with lids, will be on sale for £5 in the club shop before tomorrow’s game against Guiseley.