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Neil Berry Joins as Treasurer

City Fans United are pleased to announce that Neil Berry has been co-opted to the Board of Directors as Treasurer.

Neil is a recently retired Chartered Accountant, having spent over 30 years working in management positions within the financial services industry, his last role being Financial Controller at M&S Bank.

Neil has been a Chester FC supporter since 1979, and has been a CFU member and loan note sponsor since the club reformed in 2010, as well as being a Season Ticket Holder.

Neil will be replacing Matt Dickenson as Treasurer. Matt is relinquishing the role but remaining a part of the CFU Board to support the Directors with their respective portfolios.

Welcome Neil!

Adrian Rattenbury joins CFU Board

The Board of City Fans United is pleased to confirm the co-option of Adrian Rattenbury as our Governance Director.
Adrian has vast experience in governance through his role with Fair Game, where he is a Director of the football charity that is striving for financial fair play.
He has been involved in professional sport and education for more than 40 years and is another welcome addition to the CFU Board.

CFU Board Appointments

Following the 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the Leap76 Stadium on Thursday, November 23rd, City Fans United is pleased to announce our newly elected and re-elected board members.

We extend our congratulations to newly elected members, Steve Jones and William Lamb. We’re also delighted to announce the re-election of continuing board members, Mike Vickers and Jim Green.

City Fans United would also like to place on record our thanks to Adam Langan, who leaves the board following the end of his three-year term. Adam has served admirably on the board, contributing his time, expertise, and passion over the past three years. His work on the Fundraising and People portfolios has been outstanding, with the Boost the Budget campaigns being a key element of our success on the field in recent seasons.

In addition to the news of our newly elected and re-elected board members, we are pleased to confirm the re-election of key officer roles within City Fans United.

Kieron Shiel continues in his role as Chair, alongside Jim Green who continues as Vice Chair, Matt Dickenson as club Treasurer, and Christine Robson who will continue as Secretary.

The first formal meeting of the newly formed City Fans United board will be held on Saturday, December 16th.

Important Information Ahead of our AGM

The Annual General Meeting for Chester Football Club will take place on Thursday 23rd November 2023 at 7.30pm in the Cestrian Bar at the Leap76 Stadium. Doors will be open at 7pm.

To attend the meeting, you need to be a fully paid-up member of City Fans United on or before 13th August 2023, otherwise, you will not be eligible to attend the meeting or to vote on any of the resolutions.

Please note that the entry to the AGM will be via the side door to the Cestrian Bar and not through the main entrance, this is to ensure that all attendees are registered appropriately. To make this process as smooth as possible we recommend that you have your CFU membership number to hand on arrival.

For those who are unable to attend the AGM, the stream will be available in the CFU members’ section here.

CFU Members’ Meeting – Thursday 7th September 7:30pm

City Fans United will be holding their next informal members’ meeting on Thursday 7th September. This meeting will be held online via MS Teams, current CFU members will receive a link to join the meeting via email.

Chester FC Academy head coach, Mike Allcock be attending the meeting to provide members with an update on the academy programme.

If you’d like to raise a question at the meeting, please email us here.

If you need to renew your membership or sign up for the first time, head to Members Section – City Fans United

Join the Board of City Fans United

The Board of City Fans United is looking for new board members to stand for election ahead of the annual general meeting on Thursday 23rd November 2023. 

Being passionate about Chester FC goes without saying, but the Board requires a variety of different skills to operate effectively. 

Examples of skills and experience that would be advantageous include:

  • Project management 
  • Experience with community projects
  • Business management
  • Marketing, communications, and engagement 
  • Budgeting
  • Risk management
  • Performance evaluation 
  • Networking and knowledge of local business
  • Legal knowledge

At present, we are particularly encouraging applications from people who have experience in:

  • Governance 
  • Health and safety
  • Organising events 
  • Business growth
  • Fundraising

If you would like to consider standing for election to the Board of Directors, you need to be a current CFU member as of 13th August 2023.

The election letter will be sent to all members over the coming days, accompanied by a ‘Duties of a Director’ information leaflet and a manifesto form.

If you are interested in having an informal chat about joining the board please email info@chesterfc.com 

Chester FC AGM 2023

The Annual General Meeting for Chester Football Club will take place on Thursday 23rd November 2023 at 7.30pm in the Blues Bar, Chester Deva Stadium. Doors will be open at 7pm.

To attend the meeting, you need to be a fully paid-up member of City Fans United. If you have not joined or have not renewed your membership, please make sure this is done by no later than 13th August 2023, otherwise, you will not be eligible to attend the meeting or to vote on any of the resolutions. Join or renew here.

If you would like to consider being put forward to have a place on the Board of Directors, again, you need to be a current member and your two sponsors (who cannot be members of the Board) also need to be current members as of 13th August 2023.

The election letter will be sent to all members in the last week of August, accompanied by a “Duties of a Director” information leaflet, a manifesto, which needs to be completed if you wish to apply for a Board place, and a nomination form.

Renew your CFU Membership Today

If you haven’t already, now is the time to renew your City Fans United (CFU) membership.

If you’d prefer for your membership to renew automatically you can set up a direct debit. To get set up simply contact nick.phillipson@chesterfc.com. Monthly direct debits start from just £2 a month, or you can choose to pay annually for your full membership.

You can also take the option to auto-renew when choosing to pay for your CFU membership via PayPal.

Alternatively, you can renew by:

If you are renewing over the phone, or in person, please have your CFU membership number handy.

If you are not yet a member you can register here.

CFU Members Play Off Semi Final Tickets Sales Window

Chester FC are currently selling tickets for the National League North Play off Semi Final, and here’s a ‘how to purchase’ guide for City Fans United (CFU) members, with some action to take if you have not already registered on the Chester FC Box Office.
 
CFU Members – what to do/know ahead of Monday’s CFU Members Sales Window
 
Between 10am, Monday 1st May & 8pm, Tuesday 2nd May, CFU members will be able to purchase tickets for the Play Off Semi Final – there is a limit of one ticket per CFU member.
 
This does mean that you can purchase more than one ticket, but the other tickets need to be assigned to a CFU member with a SEAL account number. You will not be able to purchase a ticket for a CFU member who does not have a SEAL number.
 
Action to take: All CFU members who have a Chester FC Box Office account have a ‘CFU Members 22/23’ tag applied to their account, as per the example displayed below – if you are an existing member and do not have this green tag displayed on your account, then please email fans@chesterfc.com with your SEAL number and CFU member number by 6pm Sunday 30th April. Please check your account as soon as possible.
 

 
Action to take: If you are an existing CFU member that hasn’t got a SEAL number, then you will need to register by 6pm, Saturday 29th April, in order for any purchase of ticket to be made during Monday & Tuesday.
 
For All Ticket Purchases:
 
You will need to log in to your SEAL account to access tickets as this window is only available to CFU members until 8pm, Tuesday 2nd May. 
 

The match will show as unavailable to you, until you log in using the account that your membership is associated with.

 

 

When you are logged in, please pick the total number of tickets that you would like to purchase across the available prices. You will be asked to assign tickets to other members before you pay for them.

 

Add the tickets to your cart and click on the ‘Assign Attendees’ button. 

 

 

If you have selected more than one ticket, one ticket will automatically be assigned to you. You will now need to assign the rest to the other people in your group. 

 

 

To do this you will need to know their account number which starts with SEAL followed by 7 digits and their name as it is registered on their account.

 

To assign a ticket, click on the ‘Add Details’ button and enter the account number (SEALxxxxxxx), first and last name of the person using the ticket. 

 

If the account number entered does not have a membership associated with it, you will not be able to assign a ticket to it. 

 

Tickets are limited to 1 per account.

 

Once you have assigned your tickets, click on the ‘Confirm & Pay’ button and check out as usual.

How to find out your account number

In preparation for the member sale, you can check to make sure your account is eligible to buy tickets. It is advisable to do this ahead of the sale date, so you have everything you need to be able to buy tickets once they’re on sale.

If you have an online account, log into it and go to the ‘Your Account’ section. You will see your name and account number at the top of the screen. It starts with SEAL followed by 7 digits.

 

 

If you have a membership associated with the account, you will see a green tag displaying ‘cfu-member 22/23’ at the top of the screen. 

 

If you don’t and you think you should, please contact fans@chesterfc.com so your account can be checked and updated. 

For all other details associated with this fixture, please visit ChesterFC.com