Month: September 2018

England Under 17s take on USA at Chester FC in October and group bookings are now being taken for schools and clubs to support the Young Lions.
 

 
England are hosting Brazil, Russia and USA in a four-team tournament and will kick-off their tournament against USA at the Swansway Chester Stadium on Friday 12th October (7pm KO).
 
Chester FC Community Trust is inviting local clubs and schools to join us for the game and make it a real family occasion. Tickets for the match are priced at just £3 for adults and £1 for children.
 
England’s head coach Steve Cooper said: “This will be the first time this group will have played for us in England outside of St. George’s Park, and that stadium environment is so important in their long-term development and experiencing playing in front of big crowds.
 
“We’re proud to be playing in different stadiums in the country and showing supporters what this team is about. We had some excellent crowds when we hosted last summer’s Euros and I really hope supporters come out to these games as it’s such a boost for the players and really helps benefit their development.”
 
If you would be interested in bringing a group and having a reserved block of seats for the match, please email community@chesterfc.com to request an order form or call 01244 371376.

The ever-popular Chester FC Soccer Schools are back for October half-term and bookings are now being taken.
 

 
The courses offer an action-packed programme of coaching, games, competitions and tournaments in a fun and safe environment.
 
The four-day course will be at The Cheshire County Sports Club from Monday 29th October until Thursday 1st November on their fantastic 3G pitch.
 
It is open to boys and girls of all abilities aged 6-14 and each day runs from 10am until 4pm with an optional early drop off available from 9am.
 
Prices start from £12.50 per day with discounts when booking multiple days.
 
Children will need a packed lunch, snacks, lots of drinks as well as suitable footwear, shin pads and appropriate clothing.
 
Youngsters can perfect their skills and develop new techniques through drills, games and tournaments with FA qualified coaches – and will have opportunities to meet members of the Blues’ first-team squad. All participants will receive a certificate and the chance to win trophies and medals.
 
Online booking is available through Eventbrite (additional booking fee applies) at community.chesterfc.com/book-online.
 
To book or for more information, contact Chester FC Community Trust on 07872 461654 or email community@chesterfc.com.

Talented young female footballers can now sign up to be part of the relaunched Chester FC Girls Player Development Centre.
 

 
Designed to bridge the gap between the grassroots game and elite football, the Girls PDC is run in partnership with Cheshire FA and supports The FA Girls’ England Talent Pathway with progression routes for those of exceptional ability.
 
This season’s new-look Girls PDC will operate for U10s, U12s and U14s while U16s will be given the opportunity to train alongside the Chester FC Women U18s squad.
 
The programme aims to help young footballers reach their potential through the provision of quality coaching and additional playing opportunities.
 
Players selected for the Chester FC Girls PDC continue to train and play for their grassroots club, and will take part in a 12-week programme based on the The FA’s four corner player development model.
 
The centres are based on 3G artificial pitches and feature a games progamme of fixtures and festivals against professional clubs and academy teams.
 
This season’s Girls PDC programme will run on Mondays and Thursdays as follows:
 
U10, U12, U14s
Blacon High School, Melbourne Road, Blacon CH1 5JH
Mondays 6pm – 7pm
 
U16s
The Cheshire County Sports Club, Mannings Lane, Chester, CH2 4EU
Thursdays 6.45pm – 7.45pm
 
The 12-week programme costs £48 (£4 per week) with the option to add a Chester FC Girls PDC training kit for an inclusive cost of £80.
 
Please note the Girls PDC is aimed at players who are performing to a high standard at grassroots level. Upton application, new players will be asked to attend an assessment session and if successful will be invited to join the programme.
 
Prospective players can register for an assessment or find out further information via community@chesterfc.com or 07512 355396.

Applications are now open for this season’s Chester FC Player Development Centre programme for U6s to U12s.
 

 
Designed to support young footballers in helping them reach their potential, the PDC provides advanced training with coaches from Chester FC Community Trust and Chester FC Academy.
 
The structured programme challenges players using The FA’s four corner player development model and features games with professional clubs and academy teams.
 
Players continue to train and play for the grassroots clubs with a talent pathway enabling those of exceptional ability to progress to Chester FC Academy.
 
The programme runs for 12 weeks from September to December for U6s, U7s, U8s, U9s, U10s, U11s & U12s based on 2018/19 age groups.
 
Sessions take place on Monday and Friday evenings on 3G pitches at Blacon High School and Chester RUFC as follows:
 
U6s, U7s, U8s
Blacon High School, Melbourne Road, Blacon CH1 5JH
Mondays 5pm-6pm
 
U9s, U10s, U11s, U12s
Chester RUFC, Hare Lane, Chester CH3 7DB
Fridays 6pm-7pm
 
The 12-week programme costs £48 (£4 per week) with the option to add a Chester FC PDC training kit for an inclusive cost of £80.
 
Please note the PDC is aimed at players who are performing to a high standard at grassroots level. Upton application, new players will be asked to attend an assessment session and if successful will be invited to join the programme.
 
Prospective players can register for an assessment or find out further information via community@chesterfc.com or 07512 355396.

Chester FC Community Trust is seeking additional trustees to further strengthen our Board and help deliver our mission.
 

 
The Trust is inviting applications from individuals with the enthusiasm and experience to complement the skills of the existing Board and contribute to the continued growth and success of the Trust.
 
We are particularly keen to hear from individuals with experience in the charitable, health or education sectors to expand the current range of Trustee skills.
 
New trustees will share our passion for creating opportunities and making a real difference in our communities.
 
As a trustee, you will be expected to attend bi-monthly meetings and contribute to setting the strategic direction of the Trust and overseeing the Trust’s effective management.
 
The Trust values diversity and welcomes applications from all parts of our community, particularly from under-represented groups including females, under 50s, disabled and people from BAME communities. There is no need to have trustee experience to apply.
 
Please note the role of trustee is voluntary, however reasonable expenses can be reimbursed in line with the Trust’s expenses policy.
 
About Chester FC Community Trust
 
Chester FC Community Trust is the club community organisation of Chester Football Club. It was established in 2012 and its work covers four themes of coaching, education, inclusion and health.
 
Our mission is to use the power of sport and appeal of Chester FC to improve and enhance the lives of people living in Chester and the surrounding areas.
 
The Trust is a registered charity and delivers high quality football and sport opportunities, education programmes, social inclusion provision, and health and well-being projects to people of all ages and abilities.
 
The Board comprises the Chair and six other appointed trustees who control the charity, its property and funds. The Board normally meets bi-monthly with additional deliberations conducted via email as required.
 
The Trust has a small but valued team of staff consisting of full and part time employees, casual coaches and volunteers.
 
How to apply
 
To request an application pack or for further information about the role, please contact Chief Executive Jim Green via jim.green@chesterfc.com or on 01244 371376.
 
The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 28th September 2018.