CHESTER City's latest recruit is relishing the chance to raise the club's profile within the local community, writes Paul Hassall.
Danny Jones, who was this week appointed Chester's community football development co-ordinator, will be responsible for marketing the Football in the Community scheme to local schools and organising CCFC soccer schools during the holiday period.
Jones, 22, from Upton has been involved at the Saunders Honda Stadium for most of his life and is excited by the opportunities his new role will bring.
He said: 'I've played football ever since I can remember and when I was young I played at the Chester centre of excellence.
'I used to play a bit with Mark Cadwallader who's knocking on the first-team door now and I've also been coaching the club's Under 11s for the past three years.'
Jones was selected for the post by City boss Mark Wright and youth team boss Jim Hackett, who felt he was the ideal man for the job after he completed his coaching awards and a degree in sports development.
Jones added: 'I'm really looking forward to promoting Chester City throughout the community. It will be hard work but it is a job I'm excited by and the next step is to get children from the area more involved with our club.'
* Chester City have set up two summer soccer schools, on August 7-9 at Blacon High School (£10 per day or £30 for three days) and August 21-23 at Bishops' High School (£12 per day or £35 for three days).
All coaches are FA qualified, have received a criminal records bureau check and have the FA emergency aid qualification.
Anyone interested should contact Danny Jones on 07879671939 to provisionally book their place and receive an application form.