Tomorrow is Academy Day at the Deva!

    This weekend’s game at the Deva Stadium against Darlington is our annual Academy Day fixture!

    The day is dedicated to Chester FC Academy and during half-time, we will be recognising the Academy’s achievements across the 2023/24 campaign as well as introducing our new intake of scholars for next season to the Chester FC crowd.

    Also prior to the game, one Academy player will be the second recipient of the ‘Peter Mitchell Trophy’, organised by the Senior Blues.

    Peter, who passed away in April 2021, was a life-long and passionate Chester supporter in the truest sense of the word. Through the years he contributed to the ISA, the CFU, and was a founder member of the Senior Blues.

    He was particularly enthusiastic in the support of the Academy through fund raising events and the creation of the Senior Blues Youth Foundation.

    In his memory, the Senior Blues have introduced the Peter Mitchell Trophy which will be awarded annually to the Academy Players’ Player of the Year.

    Defender Sol Forde was the first-ever recipient last year prior to our game against Buxton.

    The Senior Blues will also be presenting their Player of the Season for 2023/24 on the pitch before kick off, last year won by Declan Weeks.

    We encourage our fans to show their usual enthusiasm and appreciation for the hard work of our Academy teams and their coaches!