Author: Jeff Banks

Draw made for Season Ticket winners!

 

Chester FC’s Season Ticket target of 1000 is getting closer and closer!

 

A few weeks ago, you may recall that two of our Legend Lounge members came forward and wanted to help boost the number of sales by offering to reward one lucky fan who purchased a Season Ticket before the Earlybird deadline, and both Ian Swettenham of Swettenham Chemists and Alan Case have not just honoured that offer, but have actually tripled their offer and offered to cover the cost of 3 season tickets purchased!

 

The Draw, sponsored by Swettenham Chemists and Alan Case, was made independently on Wednesday 18th July, and saw the following names drawn out of the hat:

 

Margaret Bithel
Ray Shaw
Felix Wright

 

All three lucky winners have been notified and will be offered the refund of their season ticket!

 

Ian Swettenham said, “Swettenham Chemists were pleased to support the Season Ticket prize draw. We hope it encouraged fans to purchase their tickets in the Early Bird window and contributed to all the efforts from volunteers to push the season ticket number towards the 1,000 target.”

 

Jeff Banks, Director of Fan Engagement, thanked both Ian & Alan for their contribution and generous offer, “When the Fan Engagement Working Group (FEWG) were initially approached by both Ian and Alan, we were blown away by their generosity, but the fact that they have tripled that offer and rewarded three fans is just brilliant. I’m sure I speak on behalf of everyone connected with the club that we thank both Ian and Alan for their very kind offer, and I’m sure the winners were absolutely delighted when they heard the news!”

 

Remember, you can still help us reach that target of 1000 season tickets sold, by contacting the club on 01244 371376 during office hours and also prior to our pre season friendlies too at the club’s ticket office.

 

Season Tickets can also be collected on Thursday 26th July, at a special event taking place in the Blues Bar at the Swansway Chester Stadium. The event will also see Bern & Jono appear after their training session to give an update on pre season training and latest signings.

 

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.

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!

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!

 

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/

Get your name on the CFU poster for Liverpool programme!

Chester FC are set to face Champions League Finalists Liverpool FC, on Saturday 7th July at the Swansway Chester Stadium, and CFU members have a chance to have their name included on a special poster to be included in the souvenir matchday programme for the game.

 

Every CFU member will be included on the poster, which is a recreation of the original poster that appeared in the first home league game since reformation in 2010, when the Blues faced Trafford in what turned out to be a memorable 6-0 win.

 

To get your name on the poster, you simply need to be a fully paid up member of City Fans United by Friday 29th June.

 

To join or renew your membership, simply visit the link below!

 

Join or Renew your CFU Membership

 

Don’t miss out, renew or join today!

 

Have you renewed your CFU membership yet?

We’ve entered the month of June which means a brand new membership period, which runs from June 2018 through to May 2019, and many of you will have renewed your membership for another year, which we thank you for.

 

If you haven’t renewed your CFU membership yet, then it’s very simple and straight forward to do so – just following the link below to retrieve your details and click Renew Now and away you go – it takes less than a minute to do, and you’ll be signed up for another year as a co-owner of Chester FC!

 

Click here to renew your membership or to sign up

 

This year our Fan Engagement Working Group (FEWG) have come up with a #One2OneChallenge – all we ask is that every member asks one person not yet a member to do so – and when they’ve joined, you can broadcast this on your social media account with the #One2OneChallenge hashtag to show your support!

 

We have now hit 1000 members for this year’s membership period, and we still have around 700 members still to renew their membership – so if you are one of those 700 people, then please renew today via the link above.

 

We are aiming to hit 2018 members for the year 2018 as soon as possible, so please don’t wait any longer – renew today!

FREE Chester FC Season Ticket up for grabs!

Two of Chester FC’s Legends Lounge members and long time Blues fans have offered one lucky season ticket holder that buys or renews their season ticket before the Early Bird deadline expires, the chance to win the cost of their season ticket back!

The club are aiming to sell 1000 season tickets before the end of June, and supporters Alan Case and Ian Swettenham have decided to offer an incentive to help encourage more fans to get their season ticket with nearly 400 having been purchased already since sales began in May.

Alan, a well known and popular figure amongst supporters who has followed the Blues for 63 years said, “Ian and myself will be delighted to personally present the lucky winner with free football for the coming season”.

Ian, a fan since 1969, who sponsors the Swettenham Chemists Stand at the Swansway Chester Stadium and also provides fantastic financial support to the Chester FC Youth Academy was also keen to help cover the cost of one lucky fans season ticket. Ian said “There was a great suggestion on DevaChat to support the Early Bird offer and Alan & I are very happy to make it happen. I hope every fan can support the club with a Season Ticket purchase, it’s vital to the future of the club and appreciated by all involved.

Jeff Banks, Director of Fan Engagement said, “On behalf of the Fan Engagement Working Group (FEWG) and of course Chester FC, I’d like to thank both Alan and Ian for their fantastic gesture. It certainly demonstrates great unity amongst the fans when two come forward to offer to cover the cost of someone else’s season ticket, and anyone who has purchased one so far, or yet to get their ticket will no doubt be looking forward to hearing if their name has been pulled out of the hat!”

The Draw sponsored by Childrens Bed Centres & Swettenham Chemists will take place shortly after the Early Bird on sales ends, so fans are urged to get their season tickets before this deadline to be in with a chance of winning.