A JUNIOR football club in Chester has appointed a new chairman.
Neil Jones, who has more than 25 years’ experience in business development and marketing, has taken up the reins of Upton JFC.
He has been involved with the club as a coach and parent for more than 10 years.
Mr Jones said: “Certainly after serving well over 10 years with Upton JFC coaching and managing teams, I never thought one day I’d have the privilege of being chairman of such a long- standing Chester football institution.”
Upton JFC was established in 1992 and the club has grown thanks to the efforts and loyalty of hardworking volunteers.
Mr Jones said: “It is due to the unselfish work and commitment from these volunteers that over 250 boys and girls are able to enjoy an activity which not only promotes exercise but more importantly enables each to blossom and grow into true team players and people that know what it takes to play a part in their local and city community.
“The greatest satisfaction I have had with the club is seeing boys and girls from the age of five years of age grow into confident and respectable 17 and 18-years-olds that not only become fine young athletes but more importantly become fantastic members of the community.
“It is based on this belief that I was happy to take on the role of chairman of Upton JFC, with an aim to maintain these traditions of self-development, but also to continue to ensure that Upton JFC plays an integral and important role in the Chester community for the benefit of those wanting to be the next Premiership player, or for those just looking to get some fun and enjoyment with their friends as well as being part of a tradition known as Upton JFC.”