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.

Chester FC manager Steve Burr

Crowdfunder project is 'music to my ears' says Chester FC boss Steve Burr

Pledges surpass £3,500 in first six hours as manager closes in on deal for Dale Tonge

Chester FC boss Steve Burr feeling bullish as he says the 'signs are good'

Steve Burr has been delighted with the form of John Rooney, seen here challenging Crewe keeper Ben Garratt
Experienced manager praises performances of John Rooney and wants his team to replicate pre-season form

Don't underestimate us, warns Chester FC striker Ross Hannah

Ross Hannah celebrates his goal during the pre-season win over Crewe Alex
Sheffield-born hitman confident the Blues can take impressive pre-season form into new campaign

Chester FC 3 Crewe Alex 2: Jim Green's verdict

Blues winger Jordan Chapell takes on the Crewe defence
John Rooney, Ross Hannah and Tom Peers netted as pre-season finished with a fifth straight win
Ross Hannah celebrates his goal during the pre-season win over Crewe Alex

Don't underestimate us, warns Chester FC striker Ross Hannah

Sheffield-born hitman confident the Blues can take impressive pre-season form into new campaign

Chester FC launch 'crowd funding' project to raise money for signings

Chester FC boss Steve Burr should have some extra funds at his disposal thanks to the club's new crowd funding scheme
Scheme will generate fresh funds for boss Steve Burr

In pictures: Rare images from Chester FC and Bolton Wanderers 1981 pre-season clash at Sealand Road

Action from Chester FC v Bolton Wanderers during their 1981 Football League Group Cup clash at Sealand Road
The Blues went down 2-1 to the Trotters in the Football League Group Cup
Chester FC manager Steve Burr

Crowdfunder project is 'music to my ears' says Chester FC boss Steve Burr

Pledges surpass £3,500 in first six hours as manager closes in on deal for Dale Tonge

Chester FC boss Steve Burr feeling bullish as he says the 'signs are good'

Steve Burr has been delighted with the form of John Rooney, seen here challenging Crewe keeper Ben Garratt
Experienced manager praises performances of John Rooney and wants his team to replicate pre-season form

Sam Hughes signs professional contract with Chester FC

Sam Hughes, right, has sighed his first professional deal with the Blues
Teenage midfielder has made an excellent impression during pre-season

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
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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