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.

Blues boss Steve Burr has identified potential recruits

Steve Burr eyes up new signings after Crowdfunder smashes target

But manager insists he won't rush into strengthening squad and could look at loan market

Steve Burr's substitutions changed the game, says Tom Peers after Chester FC comeback

Tom Peers celebrates as the leveller crosses the line
Forward came off the bench to net the equaliser at Macclesfield Town before Craig Hobson's late winner

I never gave up hope, says Steve Burr after Chester FC late show

Match-winner Craig Hobson couldn't quite reach Johnny Hunt's cross in the opening minutes of the game
Ecstatic boss praises Blues for coming from behind to beat Silkmen with two late goals at Moss Rose

Macclesfield Town 1 Chester FC 2: Jim Green's verdict

Craig Hobson and his team-mates celebrate the winning goal
Tom Peers and Craig Hobson netted in an incredible finale as the Blues triumphed at Moss Rose

Seize your chance, Steve Burr urges Chester FC squad

Chester FC boss Steve Burr
Boss plans to give fringe players opportunities in double-header with Macclesfield Town and Guiseley AFC
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

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

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

Craig Mahon welcomes Chester FC competition as he fights for starting spot

Blues winger Craig Mahon in action against Braintree Town this season
Winger insists Blues will be this season's surprise package and vows to up his game to cement place in team

Double nomination for Chester FC's Ben Heneghan in regional awards

Blues centre-back Ben Heneghan has been shortlisted in two categories at the 2015 MBNA Northwest Football Awards
Blues star up for National League Player of the Year and Rising Star prizes at 2015 MBNA Northwest Football Awards
Blues boss Steve Burr has identified potential recruits

Steve Burr eyes up new signings after Crowdfunder smashes target

But manager insists he won't rush into strengthening squad and could look at loan market

Steve Burr's substitutions changed the game, says Tom Peers after Chester FC comeback

Tom Peers celebrates as the leveller crosses the line
Forward came off the bench to net the equaliser at Macclesfield Town before Craig Hobson's late winner

I never gave up hope, says Steve Burr after Chester FC late show

Match-winner Craig Hobson couldn't quite reach Johnny Hunt's cross in the opening minutes of the game
Ecstatic boss praises Blues for coming from behind to beat Silkmen with two late goals at Moss Rose

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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