The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of City Fans United and Chester Football Club will be held on Thursday 12th November 2020, at 7.30pm.
The meeting will be held by Zoom due to the Government’s Covid-19 restrictions. If you are an existing member, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your membership number (online current members will be permitted to watch the meeting via the link provided), by at the latest 5pm Wednesday 11th November 2020.
The link to the meeting will be sent over to those members emailing their request to join next week by at the latest Thursday afternoon. On the night upon joining the meeting you will be placed into a ‘meeting room’ before being admitted into the AGM. Please ensure you have your name showing as guests will not be admitted. Please visit this link for guidance on how to do this.
Members have been emailed the documents relating to the AGM so please check your inbox for this information. If you cannot see the email in your inbox, please check your spam or junk folders in case it has dropped into those. Members not on email will have been sent out paper copies to the address we have on record for you.
We will send out further updates with regards to next week’s meeting in the next few days in order for members not familiar with Zoom to have an understanding of how to use the application.
It had been anticipated that we would be writing to you this week with all the documentation for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) as required under our constitution. A key element of the AGM is to review the historic financial performance of the club and provide an outline of our finances over the coming year . We are not required to have a formal audit, but our Accountants, Hargreaves and Wood, provide members with an independent assessment of our statutory accounts for 2019/20 and comment on the club’s financial prospects for 2020/21.
As you all will be aware Football finds itself in very uncertain times at present with significant threat to the 2020/21 season given the ongoing impact of COVID-19. This has been further compounded following the recent decision by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to retain our elite classification, preventing the admittance of spectators, and this has created significant uncertainty over the financial modelling for the coming year.
At present the Club is awaiting details of the financial support we understand that central government is prepared to provide to enable us to play our matches behind closed doors. Once we have these details we will be able to judge whether this is sufficient to cover the resulting funding shortfall (i.e. gate receipts, season tickets, hospitality, sponsorship, etc.). The Board and our Accountants feel that these things need to be finalised before we can effectively brief members about the financial position and our plans for the season ahead.
As a Board we believe that the financial sustainability of the Football Club Is a fundamental cornerstone of the AGM process and as such it would be inappropriate to hold the meeting until such a time the club and our accountants have the necessary details and can provide an informed narrative. As such the decision has been made to postpone the AGM meeting until Thursday 12th November at 19:30, which will be facilitated via the Zoom platform to comply with social distancing measures. The documentation for the AGM, including the financial report will be sent out at least two weeks in advance of the AGM.”
UPDATE – The informal online zoom meeting that was initially rescheduled for Thursday 17th September will be rescheduled due a number of changing factors around the forthcoming season. The board wish to ensure that they have correct information to answer your questions in what is an ever changing environment right now as far as the upcoming season is concerned. Please accept our apologies for the late change of plan. The zoom link will be posted here in due course, and a separate communication to CFU members on email will follow over the next couple of days once we have a new date for the meeting.
It’s been a while since we sent an update to members, so we thought it about right to publish an update on the CFU website, with regards to events taking place recently and due to take place in the near future.
As far as City Fans United’s next meeting is concerned, we will be having an online zoom meeting on DATE TBC (7.30pm start), where the meeting will be an informal one, so please sign up to Zoom if not already done so and we’ll send through the link for that in our next update, to enable you to take part in the meeting.
We hope that you can join us online on the night given the fact that we’re unable to have any fans attending inside the Blues Bar that evening – we’d also like to invite any questions you have for that meeting. Please email email@example.com with any questions you may have for the meeting, so that we can pass on to the relevant person.
We look forward to seeing you via the Zoom meeting online, and will update on the date once this has been set by the board. Thank you for your continued support of Chester FC.
Please note the forthcoming CFU members meeting initially set for Thursday 9th April, has been cancelled due to the ongoing challenges with the Coronavirus pandemic.
A new date will be set in due course, and we will be updating members of the ongoing situation, and how CFU members can help the club in what will be a financially challenging time.
Please continue to stay up to date with the latest public health advice, available here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
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 FEWG@chesterfc.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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!
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!
Thursday 29th August will see the latest City Fans United meeting take place in the Blues Bar at the Deva Stadium.
The meeting which gets underway at 7.30pm on the night will be a formal meeting, and will be available to view on our Zoom channel, for members only. The Zoom app can be downloaded on phones or PC. Please email email@example.com by Wednesday 28th August if you wish to view the meeting, and a meeting request will be sent to your email.
It’s the final meeting before the scheduled AGM meeting and so will provide members with updates from the CFU directors on all portfolios.
We hope you are able to make the meeting on the Thursday and hope to announce some special guests in due course.
Doors open at 7pm and you can also pick up your CFU membership card if not collected already, and join or renew your membership on the night.
Remember you can join or renew online too, with the links below:
Next Thursday (1st August) the Chester FC Fan Engagement Working Group (FEWG) are holding their Season Ticket & CFU Membership Cards Collection Event, and we have a further update for the evening itself.
As well as being able to pick up your Season Tickets & CFU Cards, the club shop will also be open on the evening itself with a chance to get your hands on the new range of items about to be stocked.
The Child home shirts that featured in the Children’s season ticket packages will also be available for collection next Thursday night too.
Plus, we’ll also be staging the draw for the Chester FC Community Trust’s Grand Summer Raffle, for which tickets can still be purchased and handed in prior to the draw taking place in the Blues Bar.
If that wasn’t enough, then we’ll also be holding an informal CFU Update during the meeting too, where we’ll have brief updates from the board members followed by a Q&A with the management team and hopefully some players from the 2019-20 Chester FC squad.
So, come and join us next Thursday night, it will be a great event, and the Blues Bar will be open from 7.30pm on the evening, with drinks available of course.