Senior Blues Meeting Recap: January 2024

    Senior Blues Members Meeting recap for January 2024, thanks to Les Smith for providing the update!

    The Senior Blues kicked off in 2024 with a superbly attended meeting. Although nowhere near the scandal of “Mr Bates vs the Post Office”, the documentary “Gate Money” describes the appalling distribution of £10 million grant funding provided by the National Lottery to cover the shortfall of the 66 National League clubs during the Covid pandemic of 2021.

    Following a showing of the film (which is available on YouTube) Jim Green talked about his part in the documentary and took many questions ranging through the funding distribution, the impact of Covid on Chester FC, governance of the National League, the inequality of voting rights within the League structure (where each club in the National League has a vote compared to four votes each for the North and South sections) and the possibility of Chester representation within the structure.

    After completing the challenge of reconnecting the HDMI adaptor to the back of the tv set and linking to his laptop, (a task singularly failed by your illustrious correspondent) CFU Chair Kieron Shiel outlined his background and his time spent on the Board.

    He also detailed the change and improvements of how the board will manage and own portfolios this year and discussed the specific responsibilities of the current Board members (which will be posted in the Club media in due course). Kieron also took a range of questions concerning topics such as stadium management, replacement of Georgina, budget control and the progress of handrail implementation in East and West stands for senior/disabled supporters.


    WHEN? Friday 2nd February at 10.30am

    WHERE? The Cestrian Bar, Leap76 Stadium, CH1 4LT

    WHO? Guest speakers are former City midfielder and now award winning bistro owner Andy Shelton; plus Chester Green Badge guide Steve Kirkham

    New members are welcome! Annual membership remains at £10 and renewals will be collected at the meeting. All proceeds from meetings are reinvested in the Club, the principal beneficiary being the Senior Blues Youth Foundation.