Friday, 4 January 2013

Exiles unveil their new banners

The Chester Exiles have just unveiled a new series of banners to help them cheer the team onto promotion this season.

They will replace their famous 'Chester City Exiles' banner, which had witnessed the old club's highs and lows as it travelled the length and breadth of the country for the past ten seasons or so.

To replace it, they commissioned Sean O'Reilly to create two 6ft by 4ft banners - a green version, and a blue version. Sean has created many of the amazing banners now on display at the Exacta.

He also made them a larger white banner, which is now housed in the main stand at the ground, as well as a green 'waving' flag which is unfurled each time the team walk onto the home pitch.

Sean would be interested in making banners/flags for other Chester fans who'd be keen on displaying them at matches - especially away fixtures. Space allowing, they can have any message written on them and would cost from around just £15. Contact him on: 07729-830467.

Pictured (at the top) are members of the Exiles with their new banners at Hinckley, the new banner in the main stand and the old banner with the Chester City team in 2005.

Sue Choularton