An update from the General Manager

    Chester FC General Manager Albert Davies provides a further update from the Leap76 Stadium…

    Planning is well underway for the 2024/25 season.

    Between myself; the Board of Directors and Calum, we feel it is part of our duty to communicate as often as we possibly can with the supporters – as naturally it is about All Of Us. That is what it will take for us to succeed.


    We passed the 500 sold mark over this weekend, which is absolutely fantastic, thank you for your continued support.

    The transition to Fanbase was exciting for us as a club, and I hope it has been found to be a smooth experience in renewing your Season Ticket – or indeed signing up as a CFU Member!

    A big thank you to our team of Ticket Office volunteers for their work since we launched in-person sales on Wednesday. It is never easy moving to a brand-new system and they have been working as hard as ever.

    I’ve also had the pleasure of chatting to a few supporters in-person and also over the phone, assisting them with their Season Tickets, and it is great to hear the optimism and desire to see us succeed next season. We all want the same thing.

    If you have any issues with the system or need to ask a question, I am always happy to chat. Just give the office a call on 01244 371376 and ask for me or drop an email to


    We are aiming to launch our 2024/25 Commercial Brochure next weekend, outlining the opportunities we have to partner up with our club for next season.

    We are still on the lookout for a stadium sponsor and a couple of stand sponsors, but we are very pleased to say we have one sponsor already committed for next season and a brand-new stand sponsor on board as well. These will be announced in due course – this is really exciting news for the club.

    It is though also the end of an era as Swettenham Chemists’ sponsorship of the Blues came to an end at the conclusion of the season.

    They have been fantastic supporters of the club, sponsoring the Academy for a decade and the West Stand for the last eight years – we really appreciate everything they have done for us over that time.

    To Ian, Dawn and the whole team, thank you and all the very best!


    At the time of writing, the Women’s team have ended their season in 2nd in the North West Women’s Regional League Division One South. Second will be secured provided Poulton Vics do not take maximum points today at Runcorn Linnets.

    It has been a hugely progressive 12 months for the Women’s section, and there’s so much pride from both the Club and the Community Trust in what we have been able to achieve.

    A successful transition into playing home games at the Deva which has seen over 100 Season Ticket sold, and hopefully we can increase that number again next season and possibly earn a promotion in the process.

    It’s been a great team effort this year from Martin Fitzsimons’ side, and it is only right that we recognise the remarkable feat achieved by forward Molly Wood this year.

    She scored in the final game of the season to make it 40 goals for the season. That is a quite incredible effort and one the individual and the team should be very proud of. Well done, Molly!

    We will be working with Fanbase to launch the Chester FC Women’s page over the summer.

    From there we will be able to sell Season Tickets as per last year, plus we are also looking into Matchday Admission tickets and potentially CFCW Memberships for 24/25. Watch this space!


    During the week we lost an incredible man. A Chester FC giant. He wasn’t just a Chester legend, he is THE Chester legend.

    Barrie Hipkiss embodied everything that is great about this football club. He was an amazing person, a great friend and we will all miss him terribly.

    The outpouring of messages from so many people just shows how respected he was at Chester FC and also in the wider footballing community.

    From Tuesday, we will have a Book of Condolence available in the Ticket Office for everyone to be able to pay tribute to an amazing man.

    Rest in Peace Barrie, we will never ever forget you.