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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.

Chester FC Youth

The board of City Fans United would like to place on record it’s congratulations to the Chester FC Youth Academy.

In what has been a fantastic season of achievements, we would like to pay tribute to everyone involved with the Academy, who have all played a magnificent part in delivering success.

This season has seen seven first team debuts for Academy Graduates. Both James Jones and Tom Crawford have earned international honours with England C, Nathan Brown’s solo effort against Bromley was voted the club’s goal of the season with Alex Downes, Matthew Thomson, Rhain Hellawell and Cain Noble all featuring in the first team. Cain Noble became the youngest player to represent the club since reformation and marked the occasion with a headed goal in front of the Harry McNally terrace.

To have five trophies to show for their hard work and dedication this season is a seriously impressive effort, especially when you consider that on a great number of occasions this season their opponents have been at an older age.

Whilst not wishing to single any one person out, we feel it would be remiss of us to not mention the achievements of Calum McIntyre, who as well as masterminding the Youth teams to their successes, also took on the additional responsibility of first team manager for the last three games of the season, culminating in a fully deserved 2-1 win at Barrow.

CFU Director with Youth portfolio Mike Day said: “I had the privilege of travelling with this seasons Youth team scholars last summer on the annual Scotland trip. The team spirit developed in just those few days both on and off the pitch made us realise that this season was going to be something special.

“It’s been an absolute pleasure to be even a small part of our Youth setup and see those early promising signs develop into much deserved success.

The whole Youth Academy at Chester FC is certainly something to take great pride in, and seeing so many of the youngsters breaking through into the first team shows just how much effort has been put in to making this a real success.

We would like to thank Calum, all of the coaches across the various age groups, and of course the parents who play a major part in the development of the players involved.

Finally, congratulations to all of the players involved in the Academy, all of whom deserve all the plaudits for their successes this season.

The board of City Fans United

 

Membership Notification – Investment Proposal

Further to the statement of the 11th April 2018, the Board of City Fans United are now able to provide a further update to members.

Due diligence information has been shared between the two parties and within the last 24 hours a “Heads of Agreement” has been approved, with a view to completing all legal processes by the end of May 2018.

To avoid any further speculation, we are pleased to announce the identity of the proposed investor as Mr. Stuart Murphy.

Commenting on his association with Chester FC Stuart added

“I’m thrilled to be able to help Chester FC – I love the City and wanted to give something back.

I want to make it clear from the outset that this is not a money-making exercise.

“Both myself and the CFU Board have some really great ideas as to how we could spend the donated funds for the benefit of the club – focusing on improving the infrastructure and maximising revenue streams. Dare I say it, but there are some really exciting things in the pipeline and fans have every right to be excited with what the future may hold!”

We don’t have a city centre location, but we can use that to our benefit and create a vibrant hub to create a real buzz around the area. I’d like Chester FC to be an exciting place for new fans to visit and crucially – a better place for existing fans to enjoy.

As a supporter myself, I look at the things the club do well and also what the club could do better. Last season was a tough one to take as regards the first team – but we must never forget that Chester FC is more than just the first team. Look at the brilliant work of the Academy and the Community Trust and volunteers. It’s truly humbling to see how football can inspire people from all walks of life and we should never underplay the role a football club can play in the community.

It’s important that we keep that fire in our bellies and now focus on making Chester FC the best it can possibly be”.

Stuart Murphy – 10th May 2018

The Board of City Fans United will Keep the membership updated of further developments in this matter

 

Member notification

The Board of City Fans United would advise the membership that we have very recently received an enquiry from a 3rd party individual regarding a potentially substantial investment in Chester Football Club.

The individual who has made the approach wishes to remain anonymous whilst initial investigatory discussions progress.

It should be noted that this enquiry is at a very early stage and we would stress that this would not in any way threaten or affect the principle of 100% Supporter Ownership or day to day control in respect of the club. This crucial principle was discussed and agreed as a pre-requisite for any further conversations.

The individual concerned is a wealthy entrepreneur with many connections to Chester and who is extremely passionate about the City.

This potential investment may represent a fantastic opportunity for Chester Football Club in the pursuit of success and prosperity.

We would advise our members that it is our intention to pursue this matter further once both parties have performed the necessary due diligence.
The Board commits to consult with and update our membership further should this enquiry progress.

Board update

Following last night’s City Fans United board meeting we can confirm that David Harrington-Wright has stepped up from the Vice Chair role to become Chair of CFU.
Fellow board member Mark Jones has assumed the role of Vice Chair.
Both roles were ratified at the meeting.