FIGURES from Chester FC's past and present came together on Saturday evening (July 30) to celebrate 30 years of football at the club's Deva Stadium.

Several former players were joined at the Crown Plaza on Trinity Street by treble Championship winning manager Neil Young, current manager Calum McIntyre and members of the current squad to look back over the past three decades.

Throughout the evening, many fans were able to reunite with their former heroes and reminisce about seasons gone by as awards were presented.

The ground has been the home of Chester FC (then known as Chester City FC) since it was officially opened on August 24, 1992, hosting its first game the following day.

Winner of Deva's Funniest Moment went to Eddie Bishop for his tumble down the steps and over the pitch side gate during a pre-season friendly against Stoke City in the 1990s.

Deva's Best Player was presented to George Horan who won 22 percent of the vote. Mr Horan was presented with the award by his former manager, Neil Young.

Jim Green was presented with the Special Recognition Award by Senior Chairman Chris Courtney-Williams, for his incredible work on the KGV Project.

The club's legendary goalkeeper, Grenville Millington was tasked with presenting the award for Deva's Best Goal. With 48 percent of the votes going to Ben Heneghan's 94th minute winner against Wrexham. The former Blues defender delivered a thank you video to those in the room via phone.

The club's Lifetime Award was presented to Chester's all time leading goalscorer, Stuart Rimmer who was presented with the honour by Communications Manager & Football Administrator, Albert Davies.

Organiser and board member, Jeff Banks, said: "We couldn't let the 30th anniversary of playing at the Deva Stadium pass without a celebration of all of the players that have worn the blue and shirts of the club at the ground during the past three decades.

"So, we brought a number of those players together with the fans to have an enjoyable evening complete with awards, including the best goal and player at the Deva Stadium in those 30 years.

"It's always challenging to put such an event together as there are a number of aspects that need to fall into place, but it was great to the former players back and enjoying themselves with the fans."