Young Chester FC fans who sign up to the Junior Blues have a chance at winning a season ticket
Young Chester FC fans who sign up to the Junior Blues have a chance at winning a season ticket.
Organisers of the under 16s arm of City Fans United are determined to attract more members for the coming campaign.
And as an incentive they are offering the opportunity to see every Blues home game for free.
Paul Brighton, Junior Blues secretary, said: “The cost of renewal/new membership remains the same at £5 and for this you will receive a new membership pack and be able to attend events such as the Junior Blues Christmas Party, our X-box games nights and several new initiatives that we aim to run over the course of the year. On top of this we will be reinstating our regular Junior Blues draws where all members will stand a chance of winning prizes.
“And of course it will mean you are a co-owner of Chester FC!
“As an incentive to join/re-join, anyone who joins by August 1 will go into a draw to win either a season ticket or vouchers of the same amount to spend in the club shop.”
Members who have already rejoined will automatically be entered into the draw.
Membership forms can be downloaded from www.cityfansunited.com or obtained from the Exacta Stadium.
The Junior Blues committee are also welcoming new members. For more information email email@example.com.
The Junior Blues will be the official home and away sponsor of returning fans’ favourite Kevin McIntyre this season.
Chester FC could miss out on £20,000 if the Football Conference fail to find a title sponsor to replace Blue Square Bet.
Conference general manager Dennis Strudwick said: “At the moment we do not have a title sponsor but we hope the television deal with BT Sport will be a bit of a carrot to a potential sponsor.
“Financially it affects the clubs an awful lot. With Premier division clubs you could be talking about £20,000.
“I am guessing on £20,000 because I don’t know what size of sponsorship we may or may not be able to attract. But that is a considerable sum of money.
“The hard nose aspect is that clubs shouldn’t be relying on money other people should raise – they have to be living within their means.
“But the Conference board acknowledges its responsibility to use its resources to attract funding and over a period of about 20 years that has been very, very successful.”
Blues fans have until kick-off before Tuesday’s visit of Mansfield Town to the Exacta Stadium (7.30pm) to buy a pre-season voucher booklet.
The booklet gives supporters the chance to get into all four of Chester FC’s home pre-season friendlies for the price of three and costs £30 for adults, £21 for concessions, £15 for 16 and 17 year olds and £9 for U16s.
Following the clash with Conference Premier champions Mansfield, Neil Young’s side will entertain Crewe Alexandra on July 20, a Bolton Wanderers XI on July 27 and the Manchester City Elite Development Squad on August 3.
Season-ticket sales are approaching the 1,000-mark.
The Chester FC squad numbers will be officially unveiled after an open training session at the Exacta Stadium on Thursday, August 1.
Fans will have the chance to see Neil Young put his new-look squad through their paces before heading into The Blues Bar to discover which players have been allocated which shirt numbers.
After the announcement, Young and the players will be available to have their photographs taken and answer fans’ questions.
The training session will start at 6.30pm, with the shop and bar open from 6pm.
SCHOOLCHILDREN can see Chester FC’s final pre-season friendly at home to the Manchester City Elite Development Squad on August 3 for free.
David Williams from the club’s community trust department will next week visit local schools to give away bundles of tickets.
Any school which would like to take up the offer should email firstname.lastname@example.org.