Month: October 2019

Chester FC Community Trust is offering free adult learning courses for people who are unemployed or on a low income to gain new skills, achieve qualifications and increase their employability.


If you are interested in a career in the fitness industry or in customer service and administration, these free courses are designed to help develop a range of skills and prepare you to enter the workplace.


The courses are delivered at the Deva Stadium, home of Chester FC, in partnership with Mitre Group and learners will be awarded an accredited qualification upon completion.


The following courses are available:


Business, Administration and Customer Service
Monday 11th November to Friday 15th November (10am to 4pm)
AIM Award Level 1 Certificate Skills for Working in Business Administration and Customer Service


Fitness and Physical Activity
Monday 18th November to Friday 22nd November (10am to 4pm)
Active IQ Level 1 Certificate in Fitness and Physical Activity


Jim Green, CEO of Chester FC Community Trust, said: “This is a great opportunity for individuals seeking work or wanting to enhance their CV to develop employability skills, achieve an accredited qualification and prepare for the workplace.


“Being unemployed can impact your confidence and leave you feeling isolated, and we hope these courses offered with Mitre Group will help to address this and help people feel better prepared for work.”


To be eligible for the free funded training, you must be aged 19 or over and either be unemployed or have an annual income below £16,009.50.


For an informal chat and more details contact Judy McConnel on 07795 383152 or email

Chester FC Community Trust is seeking enthusiastic and talented sports coaches 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 FA Level 2 in Coaching Football certificate and another NGB recognised coaching 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 both curricular and extra-curricular, 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 FC Mini Kickers is taking a short break from this week due to a combination of the Northgate Arena sports hall being unavailable and half-term.
Parents and carers are advised that as a result there are no sessions on the following dates: October 13, 20 & 27 and November 3 & 10.
Mini Kickers will resume on November 17 and continue each week until December 15, with the exception of December 8 as the sports hall is not available on this date.
Following the session on December 15, Mini Kickers will break for Christmas and resume in 2020 on January 12.
Chester FC Mini Kickers gives young children the opportunity to learn and develop their footballing skills in a fun, safe environment.
For more details, visit

A spooktacular evening of Halloween fun for Junior Blues!

Junior Blues are invited to a Halloween Party at Chester FC on Thursday 31st October from 5pm to 7pm. There will be lots of tricks and treats as well as prizes for the best fancy dress.

The party starts at 5pm and runs for two hours with Chester FC Community Trust coaches and volunteers leading the fun anc activities. Parents are welcome to stay for the party or can sign children in on arrival to be collected at the end.

Tickets are priced at just £3 per child and can be purchased online via Eventbrite at

The party is exclusive to Junior Blues members. If you are not a member but would like to attend the party please email or call 01244 371376 to sign up for your FREE membership.

Chester FC Community Trust is launching its new PAN-Disability Football sessions for youngsters aged between 7 and 16 next week.

The inclusive sessions will allow young people with learning, physical or sensory disabilities to play football, develop their skills and make friends in a fun, safe environment with FA qualified coaches.

The Community Trust is aiming to create two new teams for U16s boys and U16s girls to represent Chester FC in the Cheshire Ability Counts League.

Sessions will take place weekly on Tuesdays from 5pm to 6pm at Goals Soccer Centre, beginning on Tuesday 8th October. The cost is £4 per week with the first session free for new players.

Jim Green, CEO of Chester FC Community Trust, said: “We are pleased to be increasing the opportunities for youngsters with a disability who have a passion for football to play the game.

“The sessions will help to improve young people’s skills, increase their confidence and to support them in reaching their potential. We would encourage anyone interested in taking part in the sessions to contact us.”

The new sessions have been made possible thanks to a grant through the Grow the Game scheme, which is funded by The Football Association and delivered by the Football Foundation.

If you would like to make a donation to the Community Trust to help towards the costs of its disability football sessions, you can do so at

For more details about the PAN-Disability sessions, contact 07512 355396 or email