TWO MORE SIGNINGS
Chester have signed two defenders as the squad returned
to pre-season training. Full back John Pritchard
has joined the Blues on a one year deal from Ashton
United, Pritchard like fellow signing Dominic Smalley,
helped Ashton to promotion to the National League
North at the end of last season.
Also joining Chester on a one year deal is former
Forest Green Rovers defender Jon Moran. He began
his career at Crewe Alexandra before moving to Nantwich
Town. After a successful tim with the Dabbers he
moved to Forest Green in 2016 but struggled to break
through into the first team and spent much of last
season out on loan.
20 June 2018
£1M DONATION CONFIRMED
After weeks of negotiations and due diligence the
club have confirmed the tremendous news that local
entrepreneur Stuart Murphy will be donating £1million
to the football club over the next three years.
The money is to be used to improve the infrastructure
of the club. Murphy has been involved supporting
the club before, his business rates firm Exacta
sponsored the stadium for five years from 2010.
The money is in the form of a donation, some of
the funds may be permitted for first team building,
and Murphy has been invited to join the recently
re-launched operations Board at the club.
Speaking to the local press Murphy said: “I
am really delighted to be able to join forces with
the board and supporters at Chester FC. This gives
me a great opportunity to give something back to
the City of Chester and to the football club that
I care for so much.”
“I have lots of ideas
to move the club forward positively and I can't
wait to get started. There is much to do, but
I am confident that together we can now start
to write a new and far more positive chapter in
the history of Chester FC.”
David Harrington Wright,
Chester FC chairman, added: “I am so pleased
for everyone that we have been given this opportunity.
I know that Stuart is brimming with ideas and we
are so grateful to him for this generous donation
and for his skill, expertise and time that he will
commit to help our club. This is a one-off chance
for everyone at Chester Football Club. If we all
pull together, we can really make it work.”
PLAYERS MOVE ON
Three more players released by Chester have found
clubs. Forward James Akintunde had joined Conference
National side Maidenhead United, forward Harry White
had joined National League North Hereford FC and
Jordon Gough has joined fellow National League North
side Boston United.
5 June 2018
FIRST TEAM COACH
Chester have appointed Derek Egan as their first-team
coach on a part-time basis. Egan will link up again
with Bernard Morley and Anthony Johnson having worked
with them at Salford City. He holds a Uefa A Licence
and works full time for the Lancashire Football
Chester have added two more players to their squad
as they build for life on the National League North
next season. Goalkeeper Grant Shenton has signed
from Trafford FC on a one year deal. The 27-year-old
has previously played for Ramsbottom United during
the time that Blues manager’s Bernard Morley
and Anthony Johnson were in charge. He has also
played for FC United of Manchester and Stalybridge
The Blues have also signed former Salford City and
Southport defender defender Steve Howson, he was
released by Southport at the end of the season and
has previously played for Curzon Ashton, Radcliffe
Borough and Ramsbottom United. Howson has also signed
a one year deal.
The club have announced the frst of their pre-season
friendlies kicking off with a game against a Liverpool
X1 on Saturday 7 July.
4 June 2018
The new fixtures for the national League North season
are set to be released on 4 July.
WINDSOR JOINS MARINE
Forward Owen Windsor has left Chester today to join Marine.
Goals from Ben Tollitt and Elliott Whitehouse complete a second half comeback at The Citadel.
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