BLUES supporters are being urged to renew their membership to City Fans United (CFU) so the momentum gathered during Chester FC’s superb debut campaign can continue to propel the club upwards.

Formed last year from the ashes of Chester City FC, the club is owned and governed by CFU and its 2,800 members.

Fan power is vital to the Blues’ success – and supporters are now being reminded to sign up to CFU for another 12 months.

Jeff Banks, Chester FC director and acting membership officer for CFU, said: “The membership drive in 2010 helped put the club where we are today.

“We have embarked on a journey and now we want to stretch our membership even further.

“We’re all in this together.”

CFU membership will expire at the end of this month for any fan who fails to renew.

Membership for a year costs £5 and effectively gives everyone who joins a ‘stake’ in Chester FC.

Banks added: “Remember – 100% of the money we raise goes back into the football club, rather than the pockets of any individual.

“And as well as asking fans to renew their membership, we’d also like them to sign up a friend if possible to really boost the numbers.”

To make it easier for supporters to renew or join for the first time, The Chronicle has published a full registration form which can be completed and returned to the club to the address supplied.

Of the 2,800 CFU members, around 400 of those are Junior Blues (under 16s). They too can fill in the form provided.

There will be a membership renewals day at the Exacta Stadium on Saturday, June 11, when Chester FC’s new yellow away kit will be on sale for the first time.

CFU membership renewals can also be made online via the City Fans United website (

Season ticket sales for 2011/12 began on Tuesday, with more than 100 sold on the first day of business.