Chris has some exciting news – his performance coaching business, Leap76 is Chester FC’s new stadium sponsor!

Chester FC was founded in 2010, and as part of the rebirth of Chester City. Chris grew up on a council estate in Blacon on the outskirts of Chester and has always been keen to give back to his hometown. Since taking the naming rights for the Deva Stadium for 2023/24, he was excited to attend Saturday’s match in the National League North. The game was against King’s Lynn Town, and he appeared on the pitch at half time at the newly named ‘Leap76 Stadium’ – to top it off it was great to watch Chester FC win 3-0!

Leap76 was born six years ago, delivering performance improvement in people and businesses on a global scale. It has since generated over £1.3billion worth of business improvement costs across 218 companies so far. Chris has designed and delivered an ILM accredited leadership course for Leap76, which offers a recognised qualification. It has been successfully delivered to thousands of individuals and counting, so it’s fantastic to see it has been given a further platform to continue inspiring people to create a better future.

Leap76 Founder, Chris Larsen MBA FInstLM, said: “I grew up in Blacon and I’ve always been passionate about giving back to Chester, so to be a part of the city and Chester FC’s history makes me feel a sense of pride that I have never felt before. I have achieved a lot in my life, but this is different, this is an opportunity to bring the city together. Football clubs are the glue that hold communities together, and Leap76 gets to not only sponsor this, but also contribute to a positive change for Chester. I’m phenomenally proud to see our business name up there – now it’s all about moving forward and moving up.”

Leap76 Director, Richard Brown FInstLM, said: “Becoming a partner of Chester FC is a really proud moment for me – the values of the football club are completely aligned with ours as a business and giving back to the community sits at the centre of both organisations’ goals. I am so excited about the potential of this partnership for both sides and the impact we can have together on the city of Chester and further afield!”

Throughout Chris’s career he has invested in multiple successful businesses and new ventures. He hugely values giving back and is the ambassador for multiple charities, including ‘Platform for Life’ – Chester’s mental health charity.

Established in 2017, Platform for Life provides adults, children and young people in low-income families with a range of free, easy-to-access therapy support within their own communities.

Chris said: “I want to give back to those communities that I was a product of and try to instil that level of belief in those areas where it is absent.”

Chester FC General Manager Georgina Slawinski said: “We are delighted to announce Leap76 as our new stadium sponsor – the first for the club in over three years. This is a hugely proud moment for all at Chester FC and a real sign of our continued progression on and off the pitch over the last season. The stadium naming rights with Leap76 isn’t just about sponsorship – it’s a partnership with mutual benefits for both parties. It was important for us that the club’s next stadium sponsor was to be a company with a strong community ethos and passion for collaboration.”

Georgina added “Leap76 understand our vision and values and perfectly align with them. When we met with Chris and his team, their passion for the club and the city was evident. We’ve been working hand in hand to craft a partnership strategy that includes a lineup of events and fundraising initiatives for the club in the upcoming season.

We are excited to reveal these plans to the fans and the wider community very soon. Thanks to Chris, Rich, and everyone at Leap76 for believing in us and being a part of our club.”

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