Club History The club was founded in 1972 when a group of enthusiasts got together in a local public house and formed a football team which was called Chester-le- Street Garden Farm after the pub in which the idea germinated. The club entered the Newcastle City Amateur League that same year and played on a pitch in Low Fell because none were available in Chester-le- Street. However, after one season, they were allotted a pitch at the Riverside, Chester-le-Street which was to
be their home until 1977. In 1975 the Cestrians joined the Washington League,
winning the Championship, the Durham Minor Cup and the Washington Aged Miners Cup. By then
ﬂourishing, the team moved to the Sacriston C.W. ground in 1977 and were admitted into the Wearside League. The following years, they changed their name to Chester-le-Street Town Football Club. Over the next few years, the club won the Wearside League title and the Monkwearmouth Cup on two occasions. In 1980 the club moved to what is still its present home at Chester Moor. The old Colliery Welfare Ground only had dressing rooms and a perimeter fence. Over £100,000 was spent bringing the ground up to Northern League standards. A stand seating 160 and covered terracing were built. In recent years, new ﬂoodlights have been erected and new dressing
rooms were built in 2000. The club was admitted into the Northern League in
1983 and won the Second Division Championship at their ﬁrst attempt. Their best run in the FA Vase came in 1985 when they reached the Fifth Round only to lose to eventual runners-up Fleetwood Town in a second replay. Since then they have been relegated twice, the
last time in 1996-97 and they again won the Second Division Championship the following season. They returned to the First Division in 2015-16 but their stay only lasted one year. Last year the club lifted it’s ﬁrst trophy when they won the Ernest Armstrong Cup.
The club is proud to call itself a family club, catering to the needs of the district by providing football for all. They currently run 20 youth teams, Under 23 side plus two ladies teams. The new MUGA was opened in March 2016