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Chester FC Community Trust is very proud to be the kit sponsor for Blacon Youth FC Under 5s.

The team has been training together for the past few months and took to the pitch wearing their new kit for the first time at the weekend.
The Community Trust is delighted to have been able to help them look the part and to support Blacon Youth FC, who are one one of city’s many fantastic community clubs.

Chester FC Community Trust has received a Magic Little Grant of £500 from Localgiving and Postcode Neighbourhood Trust, a grant-giving charity funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.



The funding boost will enable the Community Trust to develop its walking football programme. Walking football is a slow-paced version of the beautiful game initially designed for the over 50s, helping to increase physical activity and offering a route back into playing football for those who had to stop due to injuries.

The Community Trust runs two sessions each week on Monday evenings from 5pm to 6pm at Blacon High School and Wednesday afternoons from 12pm to 1pm at Goals Soccer Centre. New players of all ages and abilities are welcome to attend and can register here.

Jim Green, CEO of the Community Trust, said: “We are very grateful to Localgiving, Postcode Neighbourhood Trust and the players of People’s Postcode Lottery for this Magic Little Grant.

“The grant will help us grow our walking football programme and engage new players in the sessions. Walking football is a brilliant way for people who may have stopped playing to return to the game and enjoy the physical and mental health benefits that sport provides.”

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Young people in Blacon can take part in free sport sessions with Chester FC Community Trust this summer.

Funded through the Blacon councillors’ member budgets, the Game On sessions are completely free and open to anyone aged 10-16.

Community Trust coaches will lead football and multi-sport activities, giving youngsters the chance to meet up with mates, keep active and develop their skills.

Sessions will run on Tuesdays at Blacon Avenue MUGA and Thursdays at Western Avenue from 6.30pm, starting from Tuesday 25th May.

Game On (Ages 10-16)

Tuesdays 6.30pm to 8pm at Blacon Avenue MUGA, CH1 5BU

Thursdays 6.30pm to 8pm at Western Avenue, CH1 5PA

If you would like more information, email community@chesterfc.com or call 07512 355396.

 

Chester FC Community Trust’s popular Chester FC Soccer School returns for May half-term at Goals Soccer Centre.

Offering high quality, safe holiday provision for parents and guardians, the Chester FC Soccer School will be delivered in line with Government and FA guidance to ensure the health and wellbeing of attendees with Covid-secure safety measures in place.

The Soccer School will run from 10am to 3pm from Tuesday 1st to Friday 4th June and each day youngsters will take part in a range of activities with Community Trust coaches.

Places cost £15 per day and advance booking is essential as places are strictly limited. The measures in place will include the use of bubbles, temperature checks, regular hand washing and sanitizing, disinfecting of equipment and PPE.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions relating to the Chester FC Soccer School can be accessed here.

Bookings are now open and can be made via Eventbrite here. Places for each session are limited and early booking is encouraged. If for any reason the event is unable to go ahead or you cannot attend, you will receive a full refund.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact 07512 355396 or email community@chesterfc.com.

Ellesmere Port has been shortlisted to apply for Active Through Football funding, an exciting new programme from the Football Foundation and Sport England.

Active Through Football is a five-year project that will use football to help people get active and is aimed at people who are over 16 and are from a lower socio-economic background. Each project will be community led with local people shaping the activities and how it develops over time.

Four local organisations – Active Cheshire, Chester FC Community Trust, Cheshire FA and Cheshire West & Chester Council – are working together on the application and looking to engage individuals and groups in Ellesmere Port to understand the views of the community.

It had been hoped to do this face-to-face, however this is no longer possible due to Covid-19 but we are still to keen to connect with communities and are asking local people to complete a survey, whether you currently play football, have never played before or used to play. We are particularly keen to hear from people living in Westminster, Central & Grange, Wolverham or Sutton Villages, women and people from a black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background.

Everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a prize draw for one of two £100 One4All gift cards.

COMPLETE THE SURVEY NOW

Chester FC Community Trust has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Community Coach to become a key member of our team.

If you want to make a difference in our community and share our passion for sport and its ability to positively impact people’s lives, we would love to hear from you.

This is a part-time post for 30 hours per week on a six-month fixed term contract initially, however with potential to lead to full-time employment. Due to the nature of the role, some evening and weekend work will be neccesary.

You will plan and deliver high-quality coaching sessions to a broad range of participants and support the development of new programmes targeting increased participation. As well as delivering outstanding sessions, the successful applicant will also be expected to maintain and develop excellent relationships between Chester FC and our community partners, and assist with monitoring and evaluation for projects.

Applicants will ideally hold a Level 2 in Coaching Football qualification, have experience of delivering in school or club environments and a recognised coaching qualification in another sport would be an advantage. Candidates must have a full UK driving licence and appointment will be subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

In return we offer a competitive salary, Chester FC uniform, support with CPD and training, company pension scheme and a fantastic opportunity to progress your coaching career within a successful club community organisation.

HOW TO APPLY

Please read the role profile and person specification below and then send a completed application form along with your CV marked for the attention of Jim Green via jim.green@chesterfc.com

Application Form

Role Profile

Person Specification

The closing date for applications is Friday 23rd April 2021.

Applications are now open for the Chester FC Girls Player Development Centre (PDC) ahead of it restarting on Monday 26th April.

The Girls PDC aims to support young female footballers in reaching their potential through advanced training with professional coaches in a positive environment, providing a pathway to the Chester FC Women teams or FA Regional Talent Club (RTC) programme for players of exceptional ability.

Players continue to train and play for their grassroots club, and will take part in a coaching programme based on the The FA’s 4 Corner Model for player development.

The programme runs on the 3G pitch at Blacon High School on Monday evenings at 5pm for U8s & U10s and 6pm for U12s & U14s. For U16s players, a separate pathway exists that includes opportunities to train with the Chester FC Women’s Development Squad.

Sessions run in six week blocks during term-time and each block costs £30. Player’s will be invited to attend an initial assessment to ensure the programme is appropriate to their current stage of development. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

For more information, email community@chesterfc.com or call 07512 355396.

Chester FC Community Trust is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of everyone who attends our sessions.

All activities will be planned and delivered in line with the latest Government and FA guidance with additional measures and procedures in place for your safety. This includes collecting and storing the names and contact information of participants for NHS Test and Trace purposes.

Do you have a passion for coaching and developing young footballers to reach the potential?

Chester FC Community Trust is recruiting new football coaches for our Player Development Centre (PDC) programmes for boys and girls.

Candidates should have FA Level 2 or UEFA B coaching qualification together with FA Emergency Aid and FA Safeguarding Children certificates.

You will have experience working with Foundation Phase players, a strong understanding of the The FA’s four-corner model and a commitment to developing your own skills and knowledge.

Chester FC PDC sessions run on Mondays and Fridays from 5pm to 7pm during term time.

These are sessional positions with potential for additional coaching hours across our school and community programmes.

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 via email to jim.green@chesterfc.com.

We are pleased to confirm the Chester FC Boys Player Development Centre (PDC) is restarting on Friday 23rd April.

Designed to support young footballers in reaching their potential through advanced training with professional coaches in a positive environment, the PDC aims to bridge the gap between grassroots football and elite football, providing a pathway to the Chester FC Academy.

Players continue to train and play for their grassroots club, and will take part in a coaching programme based on the The FA’s 4 Corner Model for player development.

The programme runs on the 3G pitch at Hare Lane, home of Chester RUFC, on Friday  evenings at 5pm for U7s, U8s & U9s and 6pm for U10s, U11s & U12s. Sessions run in six week blocks during term-time and each block costs £30. Player’s will be invited to attend an initial assessment to ensure the programme is appropriate to their current stage of development.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

For more information, email community@chesterfc.com or call 07512 355396.

Chester FC Community Trust is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of everyone who attends our sessions.

All activities will be planned and delivered in line with the latest Government and FA guidance with additional measures and procedures in place for your safety. This includes collecting and storing the names and contact information of participants for NHS Test and Trace purposes.

Youngsters have been given a helping hand to keep active during the school holidays by Chester FC Community Trust.

Thanks to the Welcome Network and Feeding Britain, the Community Trust has delivered 100 home activity packs to local schools for Easter.

Each contains a range of sporting equipment to encourage children and their families in getting active at home. The activity packs compliment the wider food and activity offer for children eligible for free school meals across Chester and Cheshire West through the holidays.

Jim Green, CEO of Chester FC Community Trust, said: “Opportunities for children to play and be active have been severely impacted during the pandemic.

“Sport and exercise is vital for our physical and mental wellbeing and the activity packs ensure children and their families have access to equipment to enable them to get active.

“We would like to thank the Welcome Network and Feeding Britain for making this possible.”

There is a wide range of support available for families across the borough through the school holidays, including access to food and activities. 

The Community Trust has also has a number of subsidised places available for children eligible for free school meals at its Easter Chester FC Soccer School costing £5 per child, which includes a healthy lunch. If you’d like more details about these places, email community@chesterfc.com

Click here for more information about support for families in Cheshire West and Chester