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.

Tributes paid to Chester sporting legend Mickey Clifford

Much-loved figure was leading light at Chester football and Cheshire Phoenix basketball clubs

'Worldies' are stock in trade for Rooney

John Rooney in action for Chester FC against Gateshead
Chester FC: John Rooney aiming to build on his blockbusting match-winner against Gateshead last weekend

McCarthy backs Burr to solve Blues selection headache

Chester manager Steve Burr with assistant manager, Jon McCarthy
Chester FC assistant manager pleased with strength in depth the Blues now possess

Heed win underlines our progress, says Burr

Rhys Oates takes the ball forward for Chester FC in the 1-0 win against Gateshead
Chester FC: Manager praises John Rooney and Matty Brown following excellent 1-0 win over Gateshead

Match report: Chester FC 1 Gateshead 0

John Rooney was the match-winner in the 1-0 defeat of Gateshead
Jim Green watched an outstanding John Rooney goal give the Blues a valuable three points
John Rooney in action for Chester FC against Gateshead

'Worldies' are stock in trade for Rooney

Chester FC: John Rooney aiming to build on his blockbusting match-winner against Gateshead last weekend

Mahon on top of the world after 'unbelievable' weekend

Craig Mahon celebrates after putting the Blues 2-1 up at Southend
Chester FC: Craig Mahon says squad wants to 'create history' in the FA Cup

FA Cup special: Former Blue Harry was a Roots Hall legend

Harry Threadgold, a former Chester goalkeeper who went on to play for Sunderland and Southend United
Tattenhall-born ex-Chester keeper was a hero to the Southend United faithful in the 1950s
Chester manager Steve Burr with assistant manager, Jon McCarthy

McCarthy backs Burr to solve Blues selection headache

Chester FC assistant manager pleased with strength in depth the Blues now possess

Heed win underlines our progress, says Burr

Rhys Oates takes the ball forward for Chester FC in the 1-0 win against Gateshead
Chester FC: Manager praises John Rooney and Matty Brown following excellent 1-0 win over Gateshead

Match preview: Chester FC v Gateshead

Blues goalscorer Craig Hobson holds off Gateshead captain Ben Clark last time the sides met
Blues back on home soil and looking to rediscover some form in the league after successive away defeats

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
Grenville Millington, who made 345 appearances for the club, is the new Chester FC chairman

Chairman with a true blue passion

Chester FC: Blues legend Grenville Millington 'proud and honoured' to be new chairman

Blues legend named as new chairman

Chester FC legend Grenville Millington
Chester FC: Grenville Millington, who made more than 300 appearances for the club, takes over from Tony Durkin

Blues announce profit for latest financial year

Chester FC chairman Tony Durkin.
Chester FC: Fan-owned club posts £33,000 pre-tax profit for 2013-14

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