Month: April 2019

Chester FC Community Trust is seeking an enthusiastic and talented sports coach to join our team.

As a Community Coach, your role will be to plan and deliver high-quality coaching sessions in schools and as part of our wider programme of activities.
The ideal candidate will have an NGB Level 2 qualification. Experience working within a school environment would be an advantage.
You will have a passion for sport and a commitment to develop your own skills and knowledge.
As well as delivering an exceptional standard of coaching, successful applicants will be expected to maintain and develop excellent relationships between Chester FC and our partners in the community including schools and clubs.
In addition to delivering sessions in a school setting, the role requires flexibility to work some evenings and weekends. This is a casual position, however there is scope for it to lead to a part-time post dependent on performance.
You will be required to travel to and from a variety of venues with appropriate equipment and as the role involves working with children, candidates will be subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks
In return we offer a competitive salary and a fantastic opportunity to progress your coaching career within a successful club community organisation.
To apply for this role, please send a CV and covering letter to Chief Executive Jim Green at

Chester MP Chris Matheson has pledged his support for plans for a new community sports hub in the city.

The Labour MP is backing Chester FC Community Trust’s proposed £1.6 million King George V Sports Hub in Blacon.
The exciting scheme will transform underused playing fields to create a thriving sports hub including a floodlit 3G pitch, improved grass pitches and new clubhouse with changing rooms and community facilities, subject to planning.
Grassroots clubs and leagues will be able to use the new facilities while the proposals will deliver wider community benefits too, including improved health and wellbeing and new employment and education opportunities.
Mr Matheson said: “I have supported this project from the moment I first about it, and I want to pay tribute to the team that has worked so hard to make it a reality.
“This project isn’t just about building some brilliant new sports facilities, it’s about a legacy that will shape the future of football in our city, in our community and at our club.”
The Community Trust is working with Cheshire West & Chester Council to develop the sports hub with the charity aiming to raise £300,000 through public donations, fundraising events and working with local businesses to bring the plans to fruition.
Jim Green, chief executive of Chester FC Community Trust, said: “We are delighted to have the support of our MP and are grateful for his help in bringing the scheme forward.
“We have had a number of meetings with Mr Matheson since the start of the project and his insight and encouragement has been invaluable. He understands the challenges facing local sport and the importance of his project both for the football club and the Chester community.”
Donations to the project can be made at and a new dedicated website has been launched at
If you would like to know more about the plans, have any questions or would like to be involved in the project, please contact Community Trust chief executive Jim Green on 01244 371376 or email

Chester FC Community Trust has received a grant to continue its work using football to help improve male mental health and wellbeing.

Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust has awarded the charity £3,000 to extend its award-winning project, which is run in partnership with ForFutures.
The Community Trust runs weekly football training sessions for participants at risk of, or living with, mental health conditions.
Participants also have the opportunity to represent Chester FC in the Cheshire Ability Counts Football League.
The sessions provide a safe and welcoming setting in which men can play sport, make new friends and seek advice or access support without stigma.
The project helps to tackle social isolation and contributes to improved physical and mental health and wellbeing, providing a sense of belonging, increased self-esteem and reducing the risk of depression.
Jim Green, Chief Executive of Chester FC Community Trust, said: “We are so grateful to Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust for supporting this project.
“The sessions have proven very popular and have a far reaching impact on participants’ lives. They have become part of a team and created their own support network, which is helping them move forwards in their lives.
“This grant will enable us to provide additional sessions and supporting activities to engage with more men and deliver even greater outcomes for participants.”
Jim Crosbie, Trustee for the Charitable Trust, and Deputy Managing Director at Toyota Manufacturing UK commented “it is an honour and a privilege to be able to support local people working in fantastic organisations doing so much good work and making a difference in our local areas.”