CITY goalkeeping great Grenville Millington has been appointed chairman of the newly-formed Chester City Former Players Association – and one of his first acts was to welcome another Blues legend, Gary Talbot, as the organisation’s president.

Talbot scored more than century of goals for Chester during two spells at Sealand Road in the 1960s while Millington made more than 300 appearances a decade later.

Millington said: “I supported Chester when Gary was a player. It is a total honour to have him as our association’s president.”

Another ex-City goal-getter, Alan Tarbuck, has been appointed treasurer. Millington added: “It’s great to see the former professionals getting together to set up an organisation which we hope will flourish far into the future.”

Statistician and historian Chas Sumner is the association’s secretary and broadcaster Charlie Lambert is its media officer.

The association’s aim is to bring ex-players together for social and charity events, and to provide a focal point for fans to contact and honour their former heroes. Anyone who has represented the club in a first team fixture is eligible to join. They can do so by logging on to or by emailing

Membership is initially free thanks to UKS Transglobal, which is sponsoring the FPA.