The Board of City Fans United are pleased to welcome Kate Mylchreest as a new Director.
Kate, who is the Head of Development at Storyhouse, has been co-opted on to the Board and will provide focus on the commercial portfolio.
Kate has worked in fundraising for the not-for-profit sector for over 20 years after gaining a degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Newcastle University. She is an avowed champion of supporting community programmes, particularly supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
She has considerable experience in the NHS and held senior positions at both the Countess of Chester and The Royal Liverpool University Hospital, before moving to Storyhouse.
City Fans United members today have the privilege of voting on the new 2022 Chester FC home shirt that will see the players wearing proudly at the Deva Stadium during the 2022/23 season that gets underway in August.
Members are being emailed through the course of the day today with instructions on how to vote, so please check your emails throughout the day if you are a current member.
If you would like to take part in the vote and haven’t joined City Fans United as yet then what are you waiting for? Get involved by simply joining us here: Join City Fans United – City Fans United – annual membership is just £12 but you can also set up a monthly direct debit too to ensure your membership auto-renews annually.
As well as being able to vote on the home kit, there are also a large number of member discounts available including offers on holidays, food and drink and other great products.
The winning kit design will be revealed on Saturday 23rd April in The Cestrian matchday programme, so make sure you pick up a copy at the game!
It’s the 1st March and from today City Fans United members not currently on Direct Debit can renew their memberships which will then run through to the 31st May 2023.
It’s been a challenging time as a Chester fan – what’s new there? So let’s help provide the strongest possible start to next season for the club and by renewing now you will be helping the club to do just that.
Coming up soon City Fans United members will be tasked with helping to choose the new 2022/24 home kit, with details to follow shortly on that, so even more reason to renew your membership!
There are also a large number of member discounts available including offers on holidays, food and drink and other great products.
If you pay your membership on Direct Debit or have a recurring payment set up on Paypal then you don’t need to do anything as your payment will continue into the next membership year.
If you have a standing order in place with your bank, we would ask you to cancel this and set up a Direct Debit.
Following a formal board meeting on Monday 7 February, the board of City Fans United is pleased to announce that Kieron Shiel has been elected as Chair. Jim Green will continue in his role as Vice-Chair.
Kieron has served on the board since 2019 and during that time has overseen improvements to the club’s retail provision, significantly increasing profits from merchandise sales. As well as being a qualified football coach and scout, he brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in leadership, project delivery management, people management and technology.
In addition to the appointment of our new chair, the board is also pleased to update members on the portfolio assignments of current directors. These can be viewed here.
Alongside our new Chairman, portfolio holders will be working to identify key objectives. Our intention is to share the club objectives in the coming weeks to provide fans with a clear view of board priorities and our vision for the future of the club.
The board wishes to take this opportunity to thank Andrew Morris for his hard work and dedication during his time as Chair. We wish him all the best for the future.
City Fans United can confirm Andrew Morris has decided to step down from the Board of Directors and his position as Chairman.
Andrew was elected to the Board in October 2017 and has served as Chairman since April 2020, helping guide the Club through a period of unprecedented challenges.
Andrew tendered his resignation on Saturday evening and the Board wishes to place on record its collective gratitude and appreciation for his significant contribution. We thank him for agreeing to a handover period to ensure an orderly transition, and wish Andrew the very best for the future.
“The past few months have seen a great deal of soul searching and reflection, and I think it is the right time to pass the baton on to someone else and stand down from the board,” said Andrew.
“I joined the board on the brink of financial crisis and have encountered a relegation, flooding, a takeover approach, global pandemic, two curtailed seasons, the misallocation of National Lottery funding, and the recent border issues, so I can certainly say it has been an eventful time and an incredible experience.
“The coming months are going to be challenging as the Club seeks to build a competitive side for next season while continuing to ensure the short and long-term sustainability of the football club, and it is only right that this work is led by someone able to commit the time that this demands, therefore I have decided to resign from my position to allow a new Chairman to mould and shape the future direction for the coming season.
“Without doubt it has been a pleasure to serve on the Board since 2017 and I wish all associated with the Club, from the Board, employees, volunteers through to Steve, the coaching and playing staff all the best.”
The Board plans to meet this week to confirm the appointment of a new Chairman, with Vice Chairman Jim Green fulfilling the role in the interim.