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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 Members Informal Meeting – Thursday 6th February -LIVE STREAM ON TWITTER

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.

 

City Fans United (Formal Meeting) – Thurs 29th August

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 jeff.banks@chesterfc.com by Wednesday 28th August if you wish to view the meeting, and a meeting request will be sent to your email.

 

Agenda (pdf)

 

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:

Join Online

Renew Online

 

Membership Cards & Season Ticket Collection Event

City Fans United are delighted to announce the date for this year’s Membership Cards & Season Tickets collection night.

 

The event organised by the Fan Engagement Working Group (FEWG) will take place in the Blues Bar at Chester FC, on Thursday 1st August beginning at 7.30pm, and fans will be able to collect their 2019/20 season tickets and also their CFU membership card for the 2019/20 membership period, on the night.

 

We are also hoping to have some special guests on the night and we will confirm this in due course, but please pop a note in your diary to come down. By attending on the night you’ll also be helping ease the pressure on the ticket office on matchday. Season Tickets will then be available to collect following the event during normal ticket office hours.

 

If you haven’t renewed your CFU membership yet then you can do this online via the link below:

Renew and Pay Online here

Not a member yet? Then join CFU here

To renew via our new Direct Debit plan please email nick.phillipson@chesterfc.com who will then send you the details for this extremely straight forward process.

 

We look forward to seeing you on the 1st August!

 

Last call for the 2018/19 End of Season Party

Hurray! Ticket sales for the End of Season Party at the Mollington Banastre on the evening of 18th May end this Friday (at the request of the venue).

 

Mingle with the stars from the playing squad while listening to live performances from Chasing Shadows – a superb local band – and enjoy a 3 course meal. All this for just £30!

 

 

City Fans United Members (Formal) Meeting – Thursday 23rd May

The next City Fans United members meeting is set to take place on Thursday 23rd May, in the Blues Bar at the Swansway Chester Stadium.

 

The meeting will start at 7.30pm with the bar open from 7pm on the evening and as it’s a members meeting only, we will be taking new membership sign ups on the night and you can also renew your membership on the night too.

 

Although to help us with renewals, please visit the following link where you can actually renew or sign up online prior to the meeting. You can also set up a monthly Direct Debit to help make our renewals process even more straight forward in the future.

 

Click me for more renewal details

Sign up here

 

At the meeting, we’ll be reviewing the results from the Big City Census recently sent out to members.

 

We’ll also be latest updates from the board and as usual you’ll be able to take part in a Q&A session during the meeting.

 

For those members unable to attend on the night, but who would like to view on a live stream being tested on this night for formal meetings, please email jeff.banks@chesterfc.com – we will need all those wishing to watch the live stream to send their emails by Tuesday 21st May at the latest to then receive an invitation for the streaming service.

 

We look forward to seeing you on the night!

2019 Chester FC Awards Evening

Tickets are available from the Club’s office for the End of Season Party at the Mollington Banastre on the evening of 18th May.

 

Mingle with the stars from the playing squad while listening to live performances from Chasing Shadows – a superb local band – and enjoy a 3 course meal. All this for just £30!

 

 

CFU and Community Sports Facility Meeting – Tonight

We would like to remind members that tonight’s informal meeting will include the presentation on the Community Sports Facility, by the Chester FC Community Trust.

 

The meeting will get underway at 7.30pm and we urge as many fans to come down to the Blues Bar at the Swansway Chester Stadium, to find out more about this exciting development.

 

Tonight’s meeting will be streamed live on the Chester FC Twitter account @chesterfc from 7.30pm this evening. Please note this is a change from the original plan of streaming via the City Fans United you tube channel.

 

We look forward to seeing you all there tonight.

 

CFU Directors’ Portfolio Update – Fan Engagement & Membership

Today we continue the update from CFU directors, the latest provided Jeff Banks, whose portfolio includes Membership & Fan Engagement.

 

It’s been a manic few months following the efforts of bringing realistic and attractive season ticket and matchday prices to the table, but the Fan Engagement Working Group have ploughed on looking at various aspects of the matchday experience as well as putting our thoughts in to making the CFU membership more attractive to members.

 

Below, is a list of part of what we’ve been focussing on during the last couple of months:

 

CFU membership new joins / renewals

  • We recently hit the 2018 target and have since passed this too, which is great news. Effectively the number from 12 months ago has doubled.
  • Draw for winner of £20.18 club shop voucher will take place this weekend!
  • We are also going to be looking at further benefits of being a CFU member and also discussing the CFU membership joining fee based on comments and feedback made by members in the Big City Census 2018 and in general.
  • Due to launch in January, a large retailer have offered a generous discount to CFU members, details to follow on this.
  • Buy Clever Stuff have offered CFU members 5% off some ranges and also advised that they will make a further 5% donation to the Squadbuilder fund from purchases made direct from their website.

 

Lifetime Membership

  • We have 10 confirmed paid members. Packs for these have been this week. Our target for this scheme was an initial 10 members, which will hopefully increase to 20 in time. This has raised £10,000 (an obvious calculation there!)
  • CFU membership had a forecasted budget of £20,000 to hit and we are on course to hit this figure.
  • Extra benefits are being looked at on a continuing basis for life members.

 

Matchday Experience – Themes

  • 10th November – Altrincham – Remembrance Weekend. Together with the Community Trust, the pre match routine included attendance from the Veterans and Mercian Regiment, and a impeccably observed period of silence to pay tribute.
  • 1st December – Darlington – Retro Day. whilst we didn’t get a crowd of over 2000, which was disappointing, we still managed an increased attendance based on CFC fixtures played on this week in previous seasons. We also believe that there was definitely a feel good factor around the ground with the theme, along with some great sights of fans in their old Chester tops. Whilst financially it didn’t net the club any profit the fact that season ticket holders were able to take advantage of a £5 discount on purchases in the club shop helped produce great figures for the shop on Retro Day. We will keep the thought of having Retro Day 2 in our minds for next season’s planning. Half Time entertainment went down well too, and thanks to Buy Clever Stuff for their help and prizes donations.
  • 22nd December – Telford – Christmas Theme, with Santa making an appearance of course!
  • We are looking at themes for the rest of the season, and will release those in due course, but we are hoping to have involvement from former players, Junior Blues, as well as the Community Trust.

 

Half Time Entertainment

  • This was introduced for the Altrincham match and as mentioned above the Darlington match, and believe that it went down well and will continue to try and provide an enjoyable experience to all watching.

 

Cestrian 10 (part) Season Ticket

  • Launched Saturday 20th October together with social media marketing and promotional advertising via local press and also a radio advert dedicated to the Cestrian 10 on Dee 106.3 – thanks to Dee for this.
  • We have had more uptake than last season. The initiative now includes Legends Lounge as well as around the ground tickets, and currently offers fans a choice of 10 games from a possible 12. The scheme will end after the Telford match.
  • We are also putting plans together with the Community Trust for remaining unsold Cestrian 10 books.

 

Chester FC fans App

  • Launched in pre-season, this is in full operation and continuing to work well – we are monitoring the output match by match at present, and all feedback is positive.
  • We also have an additional person helping to respond to questions / promote the App.

 

Online Ticketing

  • This was trialled in 2018 for an initial period, however take up was low and would not have been cost effective to continue given the running costs of the platform. FEWG are continuing to look at alternative options for future use.

 

Gazebo

  • Continuing with the Community Trust. We will look to resume CFU membership applications in March at the Gazebo, although other initiatives may well be progressed via the Gazebo in between times.

 

Blues Bar

  • We have kept in dialogue with Dougherty & Allen to ensure that fans are getting the best experience possible in the Blues Bar and kiosks, following the negative feedback received after the first match of the season.

 

Fan Zone (for drinks)

  • This is to be discussed further in January as we want to progress this to enable a Fan Zone to be set up to allow fans to enjoy the matchday experience further. Dialogue continues with the Safety team. An initial conversation has taken place around the possibility of this being introduced.

 

One2One Challenge

  • We are continuing to promote the challenge for members to introduce one new member to CFU.

 

Various Fan Groups

  • Chester Exiles – FEWG have worked with Bern & Jonno to get a personal message out to the Chester Exiles who potentially feel less involved with our fixtures this season given the geographical nature of this season’s fixture list. FEWG want to ensure that the Chester Exiles are made to feel as inclusive as the rest of the supporters.
  • FEWG to liaise more with the Senior Blues in 2019, to ensure that their group is also getting the best matchday experience too.

 

Match Posters

  • We are continuing to look at match posters – there are various online posters produced, which are shared across social media. Non online posters are a different kettle of fish, given the costs involved of advertising, although we have tried asking fans to help distribute but this received a low response rate. We are also looking in to the possibility of having an external sign outside the stadium advertising future matches (this in early stages at present).

 

 

Other Items being looked at/discussed:

  • Bus service for matchdays
  • Increasing the number of children at matches
  • 2019 Fans Survey
  • Season Tickets 2019/20 – for discussion later this season

 

 

 

 

So, as you can see lots going on with the Fan Engagement and Membership section headed up by Guy Lister, and we’re always looking for more members, so if you would like to join our working group then please email fewg@chesterfc.com to become involved.