CHESTER City and Airbus UK have joined forces.
Blues chairman Stephen Vaughan this week confirmed that the clubs have signed a one-year deal which will see Chester use the Wingmakers' Broughton playing fields for training.
The link-up will also allow Airbus to sign at least two players from Chester on loan, while the Blues' Under 19s will play their home matches at The Airfield.
Vaughan said: 'We are delighted to announce this deal with Airbus UK. It will be of the benefit to both clubs and will help both clubs' progress.
'Airbus are an up-and-coming team with great ambitions like Chester, so it makes perfect sense to work together.'
An Airbus club spokesperson said: 'This could be the start of a partnership between the clubs. Chester have agreed to play us in a friendly before the start of the season as well.'
Meanwhile, Connah's Quay Nomads captain Gareth Owen was last night in talks with Airbus UK to become their new player-manager.
The 33-year-old has been targeted by the Wingmakers as the man to fill the shoes of Rob Lythe, who quit as boss in February.
Garry Wynne, who took over as caretaker manager and led the club to Welsh Premier League safety, will step aside.
Airbus say former Wrexham midfielder Owen, who would be assisted by Alan Bicker-staffe, is the number one choice for the job.
A club spokesperson said: 'We can confirm Gareth Owen is the man we want as playermanager, with Alan Bicker-staffe assisting him.
'We've taken our time but now we feel Gareth is the one to take us forward and try to build on what we achieved last season.
'And as a fine midfield player, we also feel he will be a great help on the field, too.
'Garry Wynne did superbly to keep us up while Rob Lythe's work in getting us where we are today won't be forgotten.'
Owen confirmed to the Chronicle he is in talks with Airbus but wished to add no further comment.