This Tuesday, the Blues visit 1874 Northwich as the two sides contest the Supporters Direct Shield.
The match will take place at the new home of 1874 – The Offside Trust Stadium, Barnton, Northwich, CW8 4LJ. The game is being supported by the Football Supporters’ Association, and both teams are fan owned football clubs.
1874 Northwich was formed on 15 November 2012, following a vote of Trust members to form its own supporter owned club and it began life in the North West Counties Division One in August 2013. Promotion followed at the end of the first season, to the NWCFL Premier League where they remain.
Chester Football Club was officially reborn on 21 May 2010, from the ashes of Chester City Football Club. The Blues joined the Evo-Stik Division One North, and thanks to our supporters rallying in huge numbers, we went from strength to strength earning three successive promotions.
Both clubs have the supporters, and their communities, at the very heart of everything they do. 1874 and Chester were kindly assisted by ‘Supporters Direct’ when they were setting up and both have continued to enjoy a strong relationship with the organisation since. It is therefore an honour for both to have been invited to play for the SD Shield.
£1 12-17 Years
FREE for U12’s when accompanied by an adult.
Supporters Direct Shield – Tuesday 23 July 2019 KO 7.45pm
The Football Supporters’ Association
Last year members of Supporters Direct and the Football Supporters’ Federation met at a special conference to merge the organisations into what is now the Football Supporters’ Association (FSA).
The FSA continues to battle for supporter ownership, and back events such as the SD Shield, while also campaigning across a range of fields relating to ticket prices, fan legal rights, and more.
“We hope you all have a great day and are lucky enough to see an entertaining game at this year’s SD Shield.”
Tom Greatrex – VC of Football Supporters’ Association