Chester FC’s trip to Spennymoor Town this weekend has been postponed as a mark of respect following the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
We can also confirm that all Chester FC fixtures involving Academy and Women’s teams this weekend are also postponed.
The National League statement can be read below…
Statement: Saturday 10 September Fixtures
Firstly, the National League sends sincere condolences of all Member Clubs on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to His Majesty King Charles III and the further Royal Family.
Further to this morning’s statement by Debbie Hewitt, chair of The Football Association, all National League System, FA Trophy, and grassroots fixtures scheduled for this weekend will not take place as a mark of respect. The Queen was the FA’s patron, and Prince William is its President.
At this moment National League fixtures will go ahead as planned from Monday 12 September onwards although we understand no sporting event of any kind will be permitted on the day of The Queen’s funeral.
The decision to postpone this weekend’s fixtures is taken in line with guidance from the FA in consultation with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The League fully supports this stance.