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raised of £4,000 target by 156 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,310 to help meet the costs of Matty Waters ACL operation

    Funded on Monday, 8th August 2022

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    Chester Former Players' Association are raising funds to support Matty Waters in his recovery from a serious knee injury.

    The FPA - with the support of Chester Football Club - will be offering its full assistance to Matty during his rehabilitation from surgery on a ruptured ACL sustained while playing for the Blues against Kidderminster Harriers in April.

    This will be an immensely difficult period for Matty as he will receive no football income and the FPA is inviting the Chester football family to help one of our own.

    Matty has privately funded his operation, which took place on June 28, and Chester FC has offered to lead Matty through the rehabilitation process with a view to signing him upon returning to full fitness. Matty's previous club did not extend his contract upon him receiving the results of a scan on his knee, despite indicating they would be taking up the option in his contract prior to this.

    Matty, 24, came through the Academy at Chester Football Club, winning Academy Player of the Season in 2016 and signing his first senior contract with the club in the same season. Over the next six years, Matty has gone on to make 73 appearances for Chester, leaving in 2020 to head to Curzon Ashton but returned on loan during the 2021/22 season before brought his campaign to a premature end.

    To help assist Matty the FPA will be presenting him with a cheque for £500 to help meet the £4,500 operation costs. Any help from fans or the wider football community, however large or small, to help us reach our goal of ensuring that a player who is truly 'one of our own' is helped through a challenging period would be greatly appreciated.

    Matty had been due to play at the FPA's annual golf tournament at Padeswood & Buckley Golf Club on Friday, July 15 before his injury. Proceeds from the tournament will now go towards the fundraising effort for Matty.

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      • Dave Williams

        Dave Williams

        Aug 5, 2022

        Good luck with the recovery


      • Rob Fleet Snr.

        Rob Fleet Snr.

        Aug 2, 2022

        Hope your recovery is going well Matt and we see you back out on the pitch doing what you do for our club.


      • Anonymous


        Aug 2, 2022


      • Dave W

        Dave W

        Aug 2, 2022


      • Jack P

        Jack P

        Aug 2, 2022

        All the Best Matty! UTS


      • Anonymous


        Aug 2, 2022

      • Martin Gander

        Martin Gander

        Aug 2, 2022

        Get well soon Matty!


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      The Chester Former Players' Association was formed in September 2009. The main objective of the FPA is to provide a forum for former Blues to meet and keep in touch whilst enabling the club and the supporters to recognise its former heroes and supporting members where they can.

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