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CFU AGM 2021

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of City Fans United and Chester Football Club will be held on Thursday, 4th November 2021 at 7.30pm.

The meeting will be held by Zoom due to current public health guidance.  Members who not able to attend by Zoom, can submit votes using the proxy form direct to the Returning Officer (Mr Philip Young).

 

If you have any questions for the AGM, please send these to CFU Secretary Christine Robson at chris.robson@chesterfc.com. Nearer the date of the meeting, members will be sent a link to join through Zoom on the night.

 

The following papers are now available:

Agenda

Draft minutes of the AGM 2020

Resolutions

Statement of Comprehensive Income and Statement of Financial Position for the year ended May 2021.

Candidate Manifestos

Proxy form

A full set of the Unaudited Financial Statements with accompanying Independent Accountants Report will be posted on the CFU website and copies may be obtained on request.

 

The process relating to the election of directors has been overseen by the Election Management Group which includes Philip Young from Bury FC acting as external scrutineer and returning officer.

 

Four directors’ posts were advertised as available, and three nominations were received and confirmed as eligible by the Election Management Group.

 

The candidates have each provided a manifesto containing information about themselves together with a photograph and these can be found above.

 

As the number of candidates does not equal or exceed the available places, there will be no election but an affirmative ballot at the AGM.  Each candidate will be put before the meeting for the approval of members.  To be elected each candidate must receive the support of more than half those present at the Zoom meeting and those who are not able to attend, have expressed their preference, by returning the proxy form.

 

If you are unable to attend the Zoom AGM it is therefore important that you complete the proxy form which is confidential and will be opened by the Returning Officer.  The proxy form will not be seen by anyone at CFU/Chester Football Club.  If you are able to attend the Zoom AGM you do not need to return the proxy form as you will be able to show your support at the meeting.

 

What to do next

If you are attending the AGM by Zoom, you do not need to take any action other than to read the enclosed papers.  If you are not able to attend by Zoom, please complete the proxy form and send it to Philip Young, the Returning Officer using the home address at the bottom of the proxy form.  Please do not return the form to the Deva Stadium.

 

And finally

The AGM is a key time for CFU members and we are hoping for a good attendance at this meeting.  You will see there are some very important items on the agenda.  For those attending it would be helpful if you could log into the Zoom app promptly on the night so that we can start on time.

CFU Members Meeting – Thursday 7th October 7.30pm

City Fans United will be holding their next members meeting on Thursday 7th October, commencing at 7.30pm in the Blues Bar at Chester FC’s Deva Stadium.

Doors will be open for drinks at 7pm, and Directors will be present at the meeting to answer any questions that members have.

This will be a Members Only formal meeting. The meeting will also be streamed online for members, with an invite going out on email to members week commencing Monday 4th October.

We look forward to seeing you at the Deva Stadium on the night.

Remember, if you need to renew your membership or sign up for the first time, you can do so here: Members Section – City Fans United

CFU Membership Cards & Season Tickets Collection Night

Next Thursday evening (29th July), City Fans United members will be able to collect their membership cards from the Deva Stadium in a special event taking place in the Blues Bar.

 
Chester FC fans will also be able to collect their season tickets too on the night.
 
It’s the first time we’ve been able to stage an event in the Blues Bar since before the Covid-19 pandemic started, and we’re delighted to announce that there will also be a chance to meet some of the Chester FC squad as well as joint managers Bernard Morley and Anthony Johnson, who will all join us after they have finished training.
 
The evening kicks off at 7.30pm and fans are welcome inside the Blues Bar from 7pm.
 
The bar will open for drinks purchases, and we request that fans attending remain respectful of others inside the venue as far as Covid protection measures are concerned.
 
See you on the night!
 

CFU Social Media Manager Applications Invited

 
City Fans United are looking to strengthen our social media platforms ahead of the new season and are recruiting a Social Media Manager to help oversee the ongoing development of the existing accounts as well as forming new streams across social media platforms.
 
The role will also focus on increasing membership numbers as well as cross promoting Chester FC social media accounts too.
 
This will be a voluntary role, and if you believe you are the right person for this position is you, then please email jeff.banks@chesterfc.com with your contact details and current social media account names.
 
Please note you will need to be aged over 18 to apply for this role, and have experience of managing social media accounts, as well as being a Chester fan that attends our matches.
 
Applications to be received by Saturday 10th July.
 
 
City Fans United
Our City, Our Community, Our Club.

Membership 2021/22 Begins!

City Fans United - Owners of Chester Football Club
 
Welcome to Summer 2021, and whilst we’re at it, welcome to a new City Fans United membership period!
 
If you’ve not renewed your membership yet, then fear not – just visit the link below and renew today:
 
 
We would also like to welcome new members too, and if you haven’t signed up yet then we’d love you to become our latest signing – it costs just £12 for annual membership of City Fans United, and YOU can make a difference to how your club is run.
 
 
Preparations are continuing for the new season at Chester FC, and every penny counts via our various fundraising streams and initiatives, so please take a look at how you can help the club you co-own as a City Fans United member, here:
 
 
Bag yourself a Discount! – Yes, all members can use their cards to take advantage of local discounts, so when you become a CFU member you’ll be able to use your card at various places as more and more businesses reopen their doors.
 
 
Finally, we hope you enjoy the fantastic weather that we finally have, and all eyes will now turn towards the new season, which is now just over one month away, so make sure you’ve renewed your Season Ticket by June 13th as that’s the cut-off date for you to retain your seats.
 
 
Membership cards will be produced mid-June so to make sure you are on the list for that first batch to be printed, please renew or sign up now!
 
 
 

Come And Join Us Over Here!

Chester FC have updated the fans with news of several players re-signing for the Blues ahead of next season’s campaign, and now we’re asking you to become our latest CFU signings.
If you haven’t renewed your CFU membership, or joined us yet, then now is the time to do it – momentum is building and we’re getting ready to produce the CFU membership cards at the beginning of next month, so renew or join us now and you’ll be part of the first batch receiving their new cards for the 21/22 membership period.
As a CFU member you’ll become a co-owner of Chester FC and have a major say in the running of the football club, as well as being able to vote on key items such as the home and away kits the players will wear in the future on the hallowed turf of the Deva Stadium. There is also access to a whole host of benefits including discounts at many places in and around the area.
Remember, CFU membership costs just £12 per year, or you can set up a Direct Debit for any amount you wish, and if you’d like to join the many setting up their automatic payments by Direct Debit then please see the details below.
So, come and join us over here and be part of our journey!

Set up an auto-renew payment on Direct Debit by emailing nick.phillipson@chesterfc.com

Renew online via your membership account here: Members Section – City Fans United

Join us a new member here: Join City Fans United – City Fans United

Seals Lottery – March Draw

The March Draw of the Seals Lottery took place recently, and we are delighted to announce the following winners:

 

1st John Moore No 426 £469.00

 

2nd John O’Gorman No 769 £351.50

 

3rd John Needham No 343 £234.50

 

 

Football clubs are nothing without their fans

This day back in 2010, City Fans United were awarded the lease to the Deva Stadium by Cheshire West and Chester Council, a move which was greeted with celebration by Chester fans.

 

 

Recent events in English football have demonstrated just how important it is that fans have a voice and input into decisions and the running of their football clubs.

 

At Premier League level, we have seen what can happen when clubs fail to consult with their supporters before making decisions, which don’t just affect their own clubs, but risking the future of the entire football pyramid.

 

Chester FC is wholly owned by its fans and as those familiar with our story will know, the pitfalls of private ownership can be significant  if supporters are not consulted or represented when it comes to the running of their club.

 

Following the liquidation of Chester City FC in 2010, Chester fans vowed to safeguard the future of football in the City and reformed as a 100% supporter-owned community football club.

 

We have made great strides in the 11 years since, winning three league championships, enjoying the occasional FA Cup run, and building friendships across the non-league pyramid, but more importantly remaining a sustainable club that recognises its responsibility to the community.

 

 

Since 2010, clubs have been extremely welcoming to us and our tremendous supporters, appreciating our circumstances and contributing to our journey so far. The help we received from the likes of FC United of Manchester, AFC Telford United and AFC Wimbledon was vital to our development and we are now using the experience we have gained to help fans of other clubs such as Bury AFC.

 

The power of supporters is no better illustrated than in the efforts of Chester FC fans over the last decade, from the incredible tidal wave of our rebirth to helping us overcome the unprecedented challenges faced in the past 12 months. It is often said football clubs are nothing without supporters but in our case that is unquestionably true.

 

With growing awareness of the importance of fans and the need for reform across the game, Chester FC fully supports those pressing for change and for supporters to be given a greater involvement in their clubs.

 

City Fans United, the owners of Chester FC, have a strong membership that is dedicated to ensuring football in Chester is driven forward properly. We always welcome new members and you can sign up via the link below for just the equivalent of £1 per month, it’d be great to have you as our latest signing!

 

JOIN CITY FANS UNITED HERE

Our City, Our Community, Our Club.

Seals Lottery – February Draw

The February Draw of the Seals Lottery took place recently, and we are delighted to announce the following winners:

 

1st Sue Orford No 632 £466.00

 

2nd Peter Wright No 1093 £349.50

 

3rd Tony Pate No 1153 £233.00

 

The drawn was done on the 19th March by Barbara Rogers lottery administrator and witnessed by David Parry

Independent Review – Executive Summary

In November 2020 the previous Board instigated an independent review into Stuart Murphy’s involvement at the club, and any lessons that could be learnt from the process. Richard Birchett has now produced this review which the Board have accepted, and his Executive summary is shown below for Member’s information.

 

On Behalf of the current Board, Andrew Morris Chair of City Fans United stated ‘I would like to thank Richard and all those who participated in the Review for their time and effort to complete this piece of work as it is important that we as a Club continue to learn from everything we do’.