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 midfielder Sam Hughes has signed a contract for the 2015-16 season

Chester FC teenager Sam Hughes calls first professional deal a 'dream come true'

Eighteen-year-old midfielder grateful for support from family and youth team coaches

Liverpool FC hat-trick was nice but 90 minutes was just as important, says Chester FC's John Rooney

John Rooney celebrates his first goal with Craig Hobson
Blues midfielder and boyhood Evertonian insists season opener on August 8 is 'main thing'

Chester FC 4 Liverpool U21s 0: Jim Green's verdict

John Rooney slots past Liverpool U21s keeper Ryan Fulton to give Chester FC the lead
John Rooney's hat-trick and a Sam Hughes strike secured a fourth straight pre-season win at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium

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
Chester FC midfielder Sam Hughes has signed a contract for the 2015-16 season

Chester FC teenager Sam Hughes calls first professional deal a 'dream come true'

Eighteen-year-old midfielder grateful for support from family and youth team coaches

Liverpool FC hat-trick was nice but 90 minutes was just as important, says Chester FC's John Rooney

John Rooney celebrates his first goal with Craig Hobson
Blues midfielder and boyhood Evertonian insists season opener on August 8 is 'main thing'

Yoga expert Seema Banerjee helps Chester FC limber up for new season

Yoga instructor Seema Banerjee with the Chester FC squad
Club legend Gary Talbot helped arrange the session with his wife's friend and former Chester resident
Sam Hughes, right, has sighed his first professional deal with the Blues

Sam Hughes signs professional contract with Chester FC

Teenage midfielder has made an excellent impression during pre-season

Deal for Dale Tonge still on radar, says Chester FC boss Steve Burr

Dale Tonge has impressed for Chester during pre-season
Former Torquay United defender has made five appearances during pre-season on trial

Chester FC boss Steve Burr excited at prospect of facing strong Liverpool FC side

Could Philippe Coutinho, who appeared for Liverpool under-21s at the weekend, line up against Chester on Wednesday night?
Premier League regulars expected to be included in U21s squad for tonight's game with Blues

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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