WHEN? Friday 3rd December at 10.30am
WHERE? Blues Bar, Deva Stadium, CH1 4LT
WHO? Charlie Lambert
Chester FC Senior Blues is a group for older supporters who meet monthly and organise regular social activities.
Formed in 2013, largely through the efforts of the much missed Peter Mitchell and Chairman Chris Courtenay Williams, the Senior Blues meet on the first Friday morning of the month in the Blues Bar from August to May.
New members are very welcome with membership costing only £10 a year.
Meetings feature updates from players and management, club officials and interesting speakers, with previous guests including Casualty star Amanda Mealing and covering topics as diverse as diving for gold off the coast of Anglesey, sniffer dog training and local sites of historic interest.
The Senior Blues have regular day trips that have included tours of local Premier League grounds, the Village Bakery, the Western Approaches, the Rhydymwyn Tunnels, and the Imperial War and Football Museums in Manchester. Members have also visited the Llangollen Railway and flower shows at Tatton, Southport and Shrewsbury, and a highlight was when a group visited the Somme Battlefields.
Meetings start at 10.30am and are well attended with generally between 50 and 70 members present. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served and there is a raffle and merchandise for sale
All monies raised is for the benefit of Chester FC, with the principal focus being the Academy, which has received approximately £20,000 to date.