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.

Ex-Chester FC forward Tony Gray has joined Welsh Premier League club Airbus UK Broughton.

Ex-Chester FC frontman Tony Gray flies into Airbus UK Broughton

Wingmakers boss Andy Preece delighted to snare 31-year-old after forward left AFC Telford United

Conference Call: FC Halifax Town swoop for Danny Maguire, Godfrey Poku moves to Woking

Danny Maguire has left Blyth Spartans for FC Halifax Town
A round-up of the latest news and player movements from the Vanarama National League

Meet the Vanarama National League newcomers: Boreham Wood

Ricky Shakes brings valuable experience to the Boreham Wood squad
In the second of our six-part feature, we take a look at Conference South play-off kings Wood

Meet the Vanarama National League newcomers: Barrow AFC

Barrow striker Andy Cook battling with Colwyn Bay defender Anthony Stephens
Ambitious Bluebirds start our six-part feature looking at the new clubs entering the division for 2015-16

Jon McCarthy forecasts a more settled summer for Chester FC

Blues coach Jon McCarthy thinks having a more settled pre-season can make a 'big difference'
Coach identifies John Rooney, Craig Hobson and Ben Heneghan as players capable of further improvement
Ex-Chester FC forward Tony Gray has joined Welsh Premier League club Airbus UK Broughton.

Ex-Chester FC frontman Tony Gray flies into Airbus UK Broughton

Wingmakers boss Andy Preece delighted to snare 31-year-old after forward left AFC Telford United

Conference Call: FC Halifax Town swoop for Danny Maguire, Godfrey Poku moves to Woking

Danny Maguire has left Blyth Spartans for FC Halifax Town
A round-up of the latest news and player movements from the Vanarama National League

Meet the Vanarama National League newcomers: Boreham Wood

Ricky Shakes brings valuable experience to the Boreham Wood squad
In the second of our six-part feature, we take a look at Conference South play-off kings Wood
Blues coach Jon McCarthy thinks having a more settled pre-season can make a 'big difference'

Jon McCarthy forecasts a more settled summer for Chester FC

Coach identifies John Rooney, Craig Hobson and Ben Heneghan as players capable of further improvement

Jon McCarthy trusts Steve Burr’s instincts as Chester FC seek improvement

Jon McCarthy has no doubts manager Steve Burr will bring the right players to Chester FC
First team coach says club are holding regular talks with 'exciting' targets

Steve Burr hopes to add to Chester FC squad soon although admits money talks

Chester FC boss Steve Burr
Blues missed out on two targets this week but manager remains upbeat as search goes on

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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