The Swansway Chester Stadium, home of Chester FC

Chester FC

Chester FC is a supporter-owned football club based in Chester. The club was founded in 2010 after Chester City FC was wound up in the High Court. The club, which plays its home games at the Swansway Chester Stadium, began its inaugural season in the Northern Premier League First Division North following a successful appeal to the FA against its initial placement in the North West Counties League. Since forming, Chester FC has been successive league champions of the Northern Premier League First Division North (2010–11), Northern Premier League Premier Division (2011–12) and the Conference North (2012–13). The club currently play in the Vanarama Conference, one league below the Football League.

Steve Burr and Jon McCarthy are getting close to deciding on a starting side for the first game of the season

Competition for places hotting up, says Chester FC assistant Jon McCarthy

First-team coach says line-up for season opener against Braintree Town is starting to take shape

Jordan Chapell settling in well with Chester FC and confident there's more to come

Jordan Chapell takes on the Rochdale defence during pre-season
Sheffield-born winger has caught the eye during pre-season following switch from Torquay United

Chester v Wrexham derby fixtures will be bubble matches for third season running

Stadium vandalism caused by a minority of Chester fans in last meeting played a part in the decision

Stalybridge Celtic 1 Chester FC 4: Jim Green's verdict

Jordan Chapell bagged a brace for the Blues at Bower Fold
Jordan Chapell's double and goals from Sam Hughes and Craig Hobson gave the Blues a win at Bower Fold

John Rooney encouraged at smooth integration of new Chester FC signings

John Rooney pictured during the pre-season match with League One side Rochdale
Liverpool-born midfielder enjoying more advanced role following arrival of Luke George and Tom Shaw
Steve Burr and Jon McCarthy are getting close to deciding on a starting side for the first game of the season

Competition for places hotting up, says Chester FC assistant Jon McCarthy

First-team coach says line-up for season opener against Braintree Town is starting to take shape

Jordan Chapell settling in well with Chester FC and confident there's more to come

Jordan Chapell takes on the Rochdale defence during pre-season
Sheffield-born winger has caught the eye during pre-season following switch from Torquay United

Chester v Wrexham derby fixtures will be bubble matches for third season running

Stadium vandalism caused by a minority of Chester fans in last meeting played a part in the decision
Craig Mahon in action during the pre-season friendly with Rochdale

Chester FC winger Craig Mahon says Blues have returned a stronger force

Irishman believes that the club are much improved compared to this time 12 months ago

Chester FC defender Ian Sharps loving life with the Blues and aiming for play-off berth

Blues defender Ian Sharps
Experienced defender already enjoying time with Steve Burr's side and believes they possess the necessary tools to challenge the league's best

Steve Burr pleased despite back-to-back pre-season defeats for Chester FC

George Thomson challenges for a header
Blues boss says signs are already there that the club can enjoy a fruitful campaign

Match Reports

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Neil Young Column: No point feeling sorry for myself

Chester FC boss in his own words - he says there is no point in feeling down, it's time to turn things around

Chronicle pictures supporting Chester FC this season

Ian Cooper with Chronicle photographs that have been made into a 10ft banner by Chester fan Sean O'Reilly
Images have been put on two huge 10ft flags

Chester FC confirm a tasty looking new signing

The pies and food at a ground are normally high on any supporters priorities
Blues announce Dougherty and Allen as the new caters at the ground
Founding board member Jeff Banks showed his colours by wearing a polo shirt embroidered with the new crest at the launch night

IN PICTURES: Five years on from the official launch of Chester FC

Hundreds of supporters squeezed into the historic Guildhall to celebrate the club's rebirth on May 20, 2010

Chester FC and Cheshire West and Chester Council finalise new 50-year stadium lease

Chester FC have secured a new 50-year lease on the Swansway Chester Stadium
Blues chairman Grenville Millington describes completion of negotiations as an 'important milestone in club's development'

Chester FC: Tony Durkin and Steve Harvey stand down from ops board

Swansway Chester Stadium, home of Chester FC
Club directors Brian Burns and John Martin have been appointed to operations board

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