CLUBS VOTE TO END SEASON
Following a vote by member
club’s, all remaining fixtures in the three
National League’s have been cancelled. The
promotion and relegation outcomes are yet to be
decided. The National League today issued the following
“National League Clubs were asked to support
an ordinary resolution on 9 April to end the Playing
Season for all fixtures scheduled up to and including
25 April 2020.
With almost 90% of responses
returned it is evident a clear majority of Clubs
are in favour, including a majority of Clubs in
each of the National League, National League North
and National League South divisions.
In the knowledge that the ordinary
resolution has passed, the League’s Board
has chosen to communicate the decision now and
before the last few responses are received, which
will not change the outcome, to enable Clubs to
make business decisions with greater clarity as
soon as possible. Clubs yet to respond still have
an opportunity to do so, and the League wishes
to include as many preferences as possible before
the final voting result is declared.
National League Chief Executive
Officer, Michael Tattersall, commented, “At
a time when the entire country is wrestling with
the devastating impact of Covid-19, the cancellation
of the remaining normal season matches brings
a degree of certainty to our Clubs coping with
the business implications of the virus.”
In consideration of the
very serious and unprecedented national public health
emergency caused by the coronavirus, National League,
National League North and National League South
football activities have been suspended since 16
March. The options concerning the sporting outcomes
of the 2019/20 season remain under careful and timely
consideration, and further updates will be given
in due course.”
3 April 2020
CHAIRMAN STEPS DOWN
David Harrington-Wright has
today stepped down from his role as football club
chairman, and also from the board of City Fans United.
He has agreed to support the board through the coming
period of transition.
former chairman said; “I have been truly
honoured to be the Chairman and a board member
of my beloved Chester FC, and it’s fair
to say the almost three years on the board have
been a roller coaster!
I would like to think I leave
the club in a better position than when I joined
- but it’s not been solely down to me. The
hard work of all my fellow board members and many
many volunteers is something I am immensely proud
of, and I thank each and everyone of them.
A great thanks from me to all
our sponsors as well who have stood by us in difficult
times, and also to Stuart Murphy without whom
we may not have seen as much quality football
in the past year as we have!
Finally a great thanks to all
the fans - the support I have received from the
majority especially over the past year with the
issues I had away from the club has been humbling.
I wish Chester the best going
Forward whenever Football recommences, as first
and foremost I have always been a blue!’’
Vice chairman Andrew Morris has agreed to step up
to the role, initially until the next AGM which
is due in October. Andrew said: “It is an
honour to take up this role on behalf of the Board
and the wider CFU membership and I look forward
to continuing to work with David during his handover
period and alongside my fellow Board Members to
continue the good work and momentum this Club has
built even during this difficult period, Under David
Harrington-Wright’s stewardship this Club
has progressed significantly on and off the field
and I speak on behalf of all my fellow Board members
when I say he will be missed.”
2 April 2020
The club have decided to
postpone the Easter Raffle until further notice.
Raffle books were sent out to CFU members a couple
of weeks ago but with difficulties in selling, collecting
money, and delivering prizes during the current
climate, a decision has been made to postpone the
draw for another date in the future. Tickets can
still be sold though and the stubs posted back to
the club along with a cheque made payable to Chester
City Supporters’ Society Limited. Although
the club office is not open, mail is still being
collected on a regular basis.
COMMUNITY TRUST REACHING
club, in conjunction with the Chester FC Community
Trust, has put together a support package for the
local community during the coronavirus outbreak.
The plan is to connect with supporters, volunteers
and vulnerable residents.
The Club and the Community Trust have been contacting
older CFU members as well as volunteers and season
ticket holders in this time of social isolation.
The initiative is open to anyone in the local Chester
area in need of help and support and is NOT just
aimed at Chester supporters.
If you or someone you know would like to register,
please email email@example.com
or telephone 07512 355396.
The club would also welcome help from supporters
who could volunteer some home time each week to
help. If you feel you would lend your support please
contact the Community Trust Chief Executive firstname.lastname@example.org
details on official club website