Academy Graduates Alex Downes, Rhain Hellawell, Iwan Murray and Matthew Thomson have all signed professional contracts for the 2018/19 campaign with support from Swettenham Chemists.
Alex Downes, Rhian Hellawell and Mattehew Thomson have signed one-year deals – whilst Iwan Murray has put pen to paper on a deal until January 2019; with the option of a further six months. All four contracts have been funded once again through the support from everyone at Swettenham Chemists.
Academy Head Coach, Calum McIntyre said: “I am delighted that these boys will have the opportunity to continue their development at Chester Football Club but I am equally pleased that the football club have acted swiftly in securing them on their first professional contract."
Ian Swettenham said: “Congratulations to Rhain, Alex, Matthew and Iwan on earning their first professional football contracts. It’s a great individual achievement, but also a mark of the continuing success of the Chester FC Youth Academy, led by Calum McIntyre and his team of volunteers. The scholarship programme sponsored by Swettenham Chemists is going from strength to strength. Congratulations, Alex, Rhain, Iwan and Matthew from all at Swettenham Chemists!"