Tag: Chester FC

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 Social Media Manager Applications Invited

 
City Fans United are looking to strengthen our social media platforms ahead of the new season and are recruiting a Social Media Manager to help oversee the ongoing development of the existing accounts as well as forming new streams across social media platforms.
 
The role will also focus on increasing membership numbers as well as cross promoting Chester FC social media accounts too.
 
This will be a voluntary role, and if you believe you are the right person for this position is you, then please email jeff.banks@chesterfc.com with your contact details and current social media account names.
 
Please note you will need to be aged over 18 to apply for this role, and have experience of managing social media accounts, as well as being a Chester fan that attends our matches.
 
Applications to be received by Saturday 10th July.
 
 
City Fans United
Our City, Our Community, Our Club.

Membership 2021/22 Begins!

City Fans United - Owners of Chester Football Club
 
Welcome to Summer 2021, and whilst we’re at it, welcome to a new City Fans United membership period!
 
If you’ve not renewed your membership yet, then fear not – just visit the link below and renew today:
 
 
We would also like to welcome new members too, and if you haven’t signed up yet then we’d love you to become our latest signing – it costs just £12 for annual membership of City Fans United, and YOU can make a difference to how your club is run.
 
 
Preparations are continuing for the new season at Chester FC, and every penny counts via our various fundraising streams and initiatives, so please take a look at how you can help the club you co-own as a City Fans United member, here:
 
 
Bag yourself a Discount! – Yes, all members can use their cards to take advantage of local discounts, so when you become a CFU member you’ll be able to use your card at various places as more and more businesses reopen their doors.
 
 
Finally, we hope you enjoy the fantastic weather that we finally have, and all eyes will now turn towards the new season, which is now just over one month away, so make sure you’ve renewed your Season Ticket by June 13th as that’s the cut-off date for you to retain your seats.
 
 
Membership cards will be produced mid-June so to make sure you are on the list for that first batch to be printed, please renew or sign up now!
 
 
 

Come And Join Us Over Here!

Chester FC have updated the fans with news of several players re-signing for the Blues ahead of next season’s campaign, and now we’re asking you to become our latest CFU signings.
If you haven’t renewed your CFU membership, or joined us yet, then now is the time to do it – momentum is building and we’re getting ready to produce the CFU membership cards at the beginning of next month, so renew or join us now and you’ll be part of the first batch receiving their new cards for the 21/22 membership period.
As a CFU member you’ll become a co-owner of Chester FC and have a major say in the running of the football club, as well as being able to vote on key items such as the home and away kits the players will wear in the future on the hallowed turf of the Deva Stadium. There is also access to a whole host of benefits including discounts at many places in and around the area.
Remember, CFU membership costs just £12 per year, or you can set up a Direct Debit for any amount you wish, and if you’d like to join the many setting up their automatic payments by Direct Debit then please see the details below.
So, come and join us over here and be part of our journey!

Set up an auto-renew payment on Direct Debit by emailing nick.phillipson@chesterfc.com

Renew online via your membership account here: Members Section – City Fans United

Join us a new member here: Join City Fans United – City Fans United

Football clubs are nothing without their fans

This day back in 2010, City Fans United were awarded the lease to the Deva Stadium by Cheshire West and Chester Council, a move which was greeted with celebration by Chester fans.

 

 

Recent events in English football have demonstrated just how important it is that fans have a voice and input into decisions and the running of their football clubs.

 

At Premier League level, we have seen what can happen when clubs fail to consult with their supporters before making decisions, which don’t just affect their own clubs, but risking the future of the entire football pyramid.

 

Chester FC is wholly owned by its fans and as those familiar with our story will know, the pitfalls of private ownership can be significant  if supporters are not consulted or represented when it comes to the running of their club.

 

Following the liquidation of Chester City FC in 2010, Chester fans vowed to safeguard the future of football in the City and reformed as a 100% supporter-owned community football club.

 

We have made great strides in the 11 years since, winning three league championships, enjoying the occasional FA Cup run, and building friendships across the non-league pyramid, but more importantly remaining a sustainable club that recognises its responsibility to the community.

 

 

Since 2010, clubs have been extremely welcoming to us and our tremendous supporters, appreciating our circumstances and contributing to our journey so far. The help we received from the likes of FC United of Manchester, AFC Telford United and AFC Wimbledon was vital to our development and we are now using the experience we have gained to help fans of other clubs such as Bury AFC.

 

The power of supporters is no better illustrated than in the efforts of Chester FC fans over the last decade, from the incredible tidal wave of our rebirth to helping us overcome the unprecedented challenges faced in the past 12 months. It is often said football clubs are nothing without supporters but in our case that is unquestionably true.

 

With growing awareness of the importance of fans and the need for reform across the game, Chester FC fully supports those pressing for change and for supporters to be given a greater involvement in their clubs.

 

City Fans United, the owners of Chester FC, have a strong membership that is dedicated to ensuring football in Chester is driven forward properly. We always welcome new members and you can sign up via the link below for just the equivalent of £1 per month, it’d be great to have you as our latest signing!

 

JOIN CITY FANS UNITED HERE

Our City, Our Community, Our Club.

Independent Review – Executive Summary

In November 2020 the previous Board instigated an independent review into Stuart Murphy’s involvement at the club, and any lessons that could be learnt from the process. Richard Birchett has now produced this review which the Board have accepted, and his Executive summary is shown below for Member’s information.

 

On Behalf of the current Board, Andrew Morris Chair of City Fans United stated ‘I would like to thank Richard and all those who participated in the Review for their time and effort to complete this piece of work as it is important that we as a Club continue to learn from everything we do’.

 

City Fans United Membership Renewals – Renew Today!

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 2022. 

Given the challenges that have been faced at Chester FC over the coming 12 months, we are aiming to 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. 

This year, we’re also asking City Fans United to help choose the new 2021/22 away kit with details to follow shortly on that, so even more reason to renew your membership! 

There are also a 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.

To set up please email : nick.phillipson@chesterfc.com  

If not already on Direct Debit: 

To renew your membership, simply follow the instructions below: 

Visit the link – Members Section – City Fans United 

Select Renew Membership 

Log in to your account 

Complete the Renew Membership form including the amount which you would like to pay (the minimum being £12). 

Complete the transaction 

Your membership will be renewed until 31 May 2022. 

CFU Meeting

Due to the offensive material that appeared during our Zoom meeting this evening, we were forced to bring our meeting to a close earlier than anticipated.

City Fans United would like to apologize to anyone that was offended by the material that suddenly appeared on the meeting, and we removed it as quickly as possible, but unfortunately repeated attempts meant we had no alternative but to close the meeting.

We were at the point where Anthony Johnson was about to do a Q&A, so we will put a separate article together to provide you with the answers that he was going to give to your questions, in the very near future.

Again, apologies for the events that were completely out of our hands this evening.

CFU Meeting – Zoom Instructions

Tomorrow night it’s your chance to tune into the City Fans United informal meeting, which will be held via Zoom at 7.30pm.

 

There will be brief updates from the board including the very latest from Chester FC with regards to the current situation in the National League North. We will also have Chester FC manager Anthony Johnson on the call as well, who will be there for a Q&A and to bring you an update on how the squad and management team are dealing with the current climate.

 

If you have a question for the board or manager, then please email this to jeff.banks@chesterfc.com by 3pm Thursday 11th February.

 

We’re sure there will be plenty of questions on the same subject, and whilst we’ll be monitoring the CHAT function on the call, we would like to be able to bring you the answers to the questions received by 3pm.

 

This will also help reduce the amount of duplicate questions asked on the night.

 

Thursday night’s meeting is open to non-members too, so please join from 7pm where you will be placed into a meeting room before being admitted into the meeting close to 7.30pm.

 

Usual etiquette on the Zoom meeting applies, and all microphones will be muted during the meeting unless invited to un-mute.

 

Here’s the link for the meeting: https://zoom.us/j/92243332658?pwd=SW1qRlNtTFZxNGlmcnV5Zi95RHBwUT09

 

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow night!

Board Statement – Wednesday 3rd February

Chester FC wishes to update our supporters regarding the National League resolutions received on Monday evening.

 

The Board has begun a detailed review of the resolutions and the potential implications of the possible outcomes for our club.

We recognise the urgency of the situation and intend to respond as quickly as possible, but not before full consideration has been given. We have written to the National League asking for clarification on several points to assist us in reaching the best decision for our club.

We do not believe it reasonable to expect clubs to continue playing matches and incurring additional costs until the outcome is known. Given the importance of the resolutions, we feel the suspension of fixtures in the North and South divisions should be extended for a further week to allow clubs to focus fully on the matter at hand.

 

We will continue to keep our members and supporters updated.