THE Chester City Former Players Association has reached the century mark – and they’ve done it seven months ahead of schedule.
It was at the association’s AGM in November that chairman Grenville Millington declared his intention to raise membership from the then tally of 64 to 100 by the next annual meeting.
But the Chester goalkeeping great will have to revise his ambitions after Peter Jackson – the current manager of League Two outfit Bradford City – signed up.
It was appropriate that Jackson became member number 100 as that was exactly the amount of League appearances he made for the Blues in the 90s.
Other familiar names to join recently include legendary manager Ken Roberts, 2004 Conference winner Scott Guyett, and Kevin Roberts, who was one of the last players to play for City before the club’s tragic demise last year.
Millington said: “When I told Peter Jackson that he was our 100th member he said he was very proud. Now I want to see the numbers grow even higher.”
Gary Talbot, president of the association and one of the best strikers ever to play for Chester, added: “I’m thrilled that so many ex-players want to get involved with our association. We are beginning to hold events on a regular basis now and everyone who comes along has a great time.”
A number of former Blues players will be attending Saturday’s visit of Cammell Laird to the Exacta Stadium (3pm).