Newly reformed Chester FC has announced a partnership with Chester and District Housing Trust (CDHT) in a two year deal for the Evo Stik League side.
The deal allows the residents of the trust to name the West Stand at the ground. To add to this, priority of the tickets will go to residents, community groups and schools to encourage them to be involved with the club.
With CDHT maintaining and managing the surrounding area and pitch, it gives the club and trust much more than a sponsorship, it gives them a partnership which can only go on to strengthen both parties.
Phil Jones, CDHT’s director of property services, said: “It is great to be involved with Chester FC since it has risen from the ashes. The partnership should deliver mutual benefits for both Chester FC and for Chester residents and communities. We hope that long term we can work with the club to promote engagement in sporting activities for residents and communities in Chester.
"Chester FC is a community based football club which is now run by the fans; at the Trust we want to support the community we are part of, seeing similarities between the Trust which is driven by its residents and the new Football Club. Having played a charity match at the Deva last week, I can testify that the facilities at the Deva Stadium remain first rate and we intend keeping them this way. We hope that Chester FC has a very successful season.”
Chester FC chief executive, Steve Ashton, added: “We would like to thank Chester and District Housing Trust for their ongoing support and look forward to working alongside CDHT, other sponsors, fans and the community as a whole over the coming seasons as we set out on our journey to climb up the leagues.”