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.

Kingsley James made his Chester debut in the opening game of the 2014-15 season

Chester FC reject second bid for out-of-contract Kingsley James

Future of the 23-year-old midfielder no closer to being resolved with five weeks until season starts

WATCH: Chester FC start pre-season training ahead of the 2015-16 campaign

George Thomson, Tom Peers, Craig Hobson and Kane Richards are put through their paces
New-look squad comes together for the first time as the Blues get down to work at the Field of Dreams

Chester FC boss Steve Burr ready to ramp up training intensity

Steve Burr and his assistant Jon McCarthy oversee pre-season training last summer
Blues squad report back for pre-season on Monday as the countdown begins to the start of the 2015-16 campaign

LIVE: Chester FC's 2015-16 Vanarama National League fixtures are announced

Steve Burr's Chester FC side will be clocking up the miles next season null
All the build-up and reaction as the Blues discover their 2015-16 programme

Johnny Hunt 'can't wait' for Chester FC clash with old club Wrexham FC

Wrexham's Johnny Hunt celebrates scoring the winning penalty in the FA Carlsberg Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium in 2013
Blues new signing relishing a Racecourse return in the Vanarama National League next season
Steve Burr's Chester FC side will be clocking up the miles next season null

LIVE: Chester FC's 2015-16 Vanarama National League fixtures are announced

All the build-up and reaction as the Blues discover their 2015-16 programme

Johnny Hunt 'can't wait' for Chester FC clash with old club Wrexham FC

Wrexham's Johnny Hunt celebrates scoring the winning penalty in the FA Carlsberg Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium in 2013
Blues new signing relishing a Racecourse return in the Vanarama National League next season

Elder statesman Ian Sharps ready to fight for Chester FC starting spot

New Chester FC signing Ian Sharps
Ex-Tranmere Rovers centre-half happy to help youngsters but wants to cement his place in team too
Kingsley James made his Chester debut in the opening game of the 2014-15 season

Chester FC reject second bid for out-of-contract Kingsley James

Future of the 23-year-old midfielder no closer to being resolved with five weeks until season starts

WATCH: Chester FC start pre-season training ahead of the 2015-16 campaign

George Thomson, Tom Peers, Craig Hobson and Kane Richards are put through their paces
New-look squad comes together for the first time as the Blues get down to work at the Field of Dreams

Chester FC boss Steve Burr ready to ramp up training intensity

Steve Burr and his assistant Jon McCarthy oversee pre-season training last summer
Blues squad report back for pre-season on Monday as the countdown begins to the start of the 2015-16 campaign

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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