My name is Neil Bellis. I am a Chester fan and part owner of my club.
Apart from being a nice thing to bring up at the pub it means I am more a part of my club than most people could dream of. This is a radical change to football ownership – the old fashioned club chairman who was a local boy done-good or even the more modern football speculators that often leave a club in much worse shape than they found it. Fan owned is becoming a real option but many people don’t have the foggiest about how they work. I aim to speak to the people and communities involved across the country to illuminate this and show that each Supporters Trust is massively different to the next with different priorities at each club.
Some of you may also know that I am a fanzine editor. I run the Chester FC fanzine The Blue & White. If you want to buy a few issues (I would, they are ace and the money goes to charity) or take a look at what is happening in the blue and white section of the North West then follow the link below.