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.

Andy Bishop made his Southport debut in the loss to Barrow at the weekend

Conference Call: Danny Coles leaves Forest Green Rovers, Tranmere Rovers sign Marlon Jackson, Lincoln City bring in Terry Hawkridge

A round-up of the latest news and player movements from the Vanarama National League

Josh O'Hanlon moves to Chester FC on loan from AFC Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth striker Josh O'Hanlon has joined Chester FC on loan
Dublin-born forward arrives at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium on an initial month-long deal from Premier League new boys

We didn't deserve to win, says Steve Burr after Chester FC draw with Guiseley AFC

Adam Boyes equalises for the Lions in the 84th minute
Boss disappointed at the lack of chances created as the Lions claim a well deserved point

Chester FC boss Steve Burr aiming to seal striker deal before deadline

Chester FC boss Steve Burr
Manager wants to bring in a new forward on loan prior to the transfer window closing at 6pm

Chester FC 1 Guiseley AFC 1: Jim Green's verdict

Craig Hobson tries his luck with a shot but was forced off injured in the first-half
The Blues could count themselves fortunate to emerge with a point at the end of a disappointing game
Andy Bishop made his Southport debut in the loss to Barrow at the weekend

Conference Call: Danny Coles leaves Forest Green Rovers, Tranmere Rovers sign Marlon Jackson, Lincoln City bring in Terry Hawkridge

A round-up of the latest news and player movements from the Vanarama National League

Josh O'Hanlon moves to Chester FC on loan from AFC Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth striker Josh O'Hanlon has joined Chester FC on loan
Dublin-born forward arrives at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium on an initial month-long deal from Premier League new boys

WATCH: Rare footage of 1964-65 Chester FC squad playing charity match in 1971

Chester FC's legendary 'Famous Five' frontline at Sealand Road. They netted 138 goals between them in the 1964-65 season. From left: Jimmy Humes, Mike Metcalf, Gary Talbot, Huw Ryden and Elfed Morris
Hundreds of Blues fans turned out to watch the match at Filkins Lane, Boughton, where the Blues faced a former professional XI in aid of the Round Table
Adam Boyes equalises for the Lions in the 84th minute

We didn't deserve to win, says Steve Burr after Chester FC draw with Guiseley AFC

Boss disappointed at the lack of chances created as the Lions claim a well deserved point

Chester FC boss Steve Burr aiming to seal striker deal before deadline

Chester FC boss Steve Burr
Manager wants to bring in a new forward on loan prior to the transfer window closing at 6pm

Steve Burr eyes up new signings after Crowdfunder smashes target

Blues boss Steve Burr has identified potential recruits
But manager insists he won't rush into strengthening squad and could look at loan market

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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