THERE is a feast of football on offer for Chester FC fans at AFC Fylde on Sunday.
Before the senior teams clash at 2pm a junior tournament featuring the Blues under 11s will take place on the Lancashire club’s training pitch adjacent to their Kellamergh Park home.
The newly named Chester FC Colts – the club’s U17s side – will also be in action in the morning.
They will take on Fylde’s U18s at Mythop Road in Lytham in what will be the highly regarded team’s first pre-season friendly.
The Colts are now under the command of Calum McIntyre.
The former Christleton High School student is only 18 but he has a wealth of experience.
A holder of the FA Level Two Certificate in Coaching Football, McIntyre has run Christleton Newscene JFC sides of all ages for the past five seasons.
He joined the Liverpool FC International Football Academy Soccer Schools in February and earlier this week returned from an 18-day tour of Norway with the Anfield giants.
The Colts will compete in the North West Youth Alliance next season and manager McIntyre, whose coaching team will be made up of the experienced Stuart Musgrave and Paul Kelly, said: “As much as everyone wants to see the team compete and have successes within the league, the goal in running the side is to hopefully provide Neil Young with players that, in two years’ time having come through the youth teams, are ready to join the first-team set-up.
“We certainly want to compete to the best possible level and we’re fortunate to have a squad that is showing a great deal of promise and has the potential to be among the stronger sides in the division.
“However, development and nurturing of talent is certainly the primary goal for us.”
Chester FC Youth got their pre-season preparations under way on Tuesday night with a 4-1 victory at Mold Alexandra Reserves.
Matty Murphy (2), Carl Pleavin and Ryan Barry – with a 20-yard free kick – got the goals for the Blues under 18s, who have been drawn away to Burscough Youth in the FA Trophy first qualifying round.