Chesterton has a large playing field and a pavilion - used for both cricket and football.
Junior football is very successful in Chesterton and this year we have a girls team for the first year.
The article below was supplied by the Chairman Steve Honey.
We hope to have fixtures and updates as we get the organisation of this website underway.
Chesterton football fixtures
Junior Football Club - Six a/side on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th May
Chesterton Adult 6 a/side Saturday 12th May
Village history suggests that football was played in Chesterton in the early 1890’s. Unfortunately no records can be found about their games, but old photographs indicate they were a well turned out team with boots that today, would cause dreadful injury. I’m sure that our sport was enjoyed in those days every bit as it is today.
Chesterton Junior Football Club was formed in 1986, when a child from the local village school went home to his parents and badgered them to let him play for a team with his friends. Over the years it has grown into the club it is today, with ten different age groups playing across five different leagues.
In recent years, Chesterton Sports Pavilion was burnt down and rebuilt. It now accommodates modern facilities including a meeting room, kitchen, changing rooms with full disability facilities. We are proud of what we have achieved as much as we are of our teams and their progress.
Chesterton U15’s have worked really hard to play at their current level in the Midland Junior Premier League. They have established themselves playing against several academy teams. The village is proud of their U15 team and the future is bright for many of them. This is due to the hard work they have put in to the game but also the unselfish actions of the dedicated coaching team led by Stewart Kernan and Andy Rhodes.