Chester FC Community Trust has unveiled its vision for a new £1.6 million community sports hub in Chester.

The charitable arm of Chester FC is collaborating with Cheshire West and Chester Council on plans to develop King George V playing fields in Blacon.

Subject to planning, the scheme will include a new full size floodlit 3G pitch, improvement of the existing grass pitches, a new Clubhouse with changing rooms and community facilities, refurbishment of the existing Pavilion to include an education suite and additional car parking and access to the site.

The sports hub will provide much needed facilities for grassroots clubs and leagues, as well as delivering wider community benefits including improved health and well-being, increased participation in sport and new employment and education opportunities.

The council is investing in the project as part of its £2 million commitment to improve football facilities across the borough with additional funding from national governing bodies and section 106 agreements.

Businessman Stuart Murphy has agreed to donate £200,000 to the scheme and the Community Trust now aims to raise £300,000 through public donations, fundraising events and working with local businesses to bring the plans to fruition.

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