Chester City have been awarded a license
by the Football League and Sport England for their centre
of excellence programme. They now play matches against
other centres like Blackburn Rovers, Wigan Athletic,
Burnley and Tranmere Rovers.
The centre runs teams of players aged
none to 16. The club hopes to open satellite centres
for U9s in the new year in a bid to stop the flow of
local talent to other professional clubs in the region.
The head of youth development at Chester
City is Jim Hackett and he centre of excellence manager
is Mark Newman.
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