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.

Blues midfielder John Rooney looks to get away from Mike Grogan.

Gutsy win gets Macca's approval

Chester FC: First team coach Jon McCarthy pleased with September's points return

Match report: AFC Telford United 1 Chester FC 2

Sean McConville heads the Blues into the lead at New Bucks Head.
Jim Green reports from New Bucks Head where the Blues came from behind to make it three wins in four

Match preview: AFC Telford United v Chester FC

Craig Hobson will have to shake off a sickness bug if he is to feature against Telford tonight.
Steve Burr and his squad targeting a return to winning ways at the New Bucks Head

Gallery: Grimsby Town 3 Chester FC 0

Mariners keeper James McKeown makes a great save to prevent Wayne Riley pulling a goal back.
Steve Burr's side struggled with a sickness bug before and during the defeat at Blundell Park

Burr bemoans sickness bug after loss

Blues boss Steve Burr and first team coach Jon McCarthy giving instructions from the sideline.
Chester FC: Manager Steve Burr had to make three substitutions due to illness
Blues midfielder John Rooney looks to get away from Mike Grogan.

Gutsy win gets Macca's approval

Chester FC: First team coach Jon McCarthy pleased with September's points return

Chester v Wrexham: This night was my Istanbul

Ben Heneghan is mobbed by fans after netting a 94th minute winner against Wrexham
Opinion: Chester Chronicle sports reporter and Blues fan Dave Powell on a night etched into Chester folklore

Gallery: Chester FC 2 Wrexham 1

Blues forward Craig Hobson celebrates his equaliser against Wrexham.
Late goals from Craig Hobson and Ben Heneghan completed an incredible comeback in the Anglo-Welsh derby
Craig Hobson will have to shake off a sickness bug if he is to feature against Telford tonight.

Match preview: AFC Telford United v Chester FC

Steve Burr and his squad targeting a return to winning ways at the New Bucks Head

Gallery: Grimsby Town 3 Chester FC 0

Mariners keeper James McKeown makes a great save to prevent Wayne Riley pulling a goal back.
Steve Burr's side struggled with a sickness bug before and during the defeat at Blundell Park

Burr bemoans sickness bug after loss

Blues boss Steve Burr and first team coach Jon McCarthy giving instructions from the sideline.
Chester FC: Manager Steve Burr had to make three substitutions due to illness

Match Reports

Neil Young

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
Chester FC chairman Tony Durkin.

Blues announce profit for latest financial year

Chester FC: Fan-owned club posts £33,000 pre-tax profit for 2013-14

Blues favourite Turner moves to Town

Lewis Turner in action for Chester FC against Cambridge United
Chester FC: Blues' player of the season Lewis Turner has signed for Harrogate Town

Ex-boss defends his involvement with youth section

Ex-Chester FC boss Neil Young
Chester FC: Former manager Neil Young unhappy over remarks made at CFU meeting

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