Official Statement

The Cheshire FA
Barry Bennell Trial

The Cheshire FA welcomes the decision from the court.

We want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traumatic experience the victims and survivors have endured at the hands of this individual, and the bravery they have shown in coming forward.

We continue to signpost those who have suffered in this way to speak to Clive Sheldon QC whose team is conducting the independent inquiry into allegations of non-recent child sexual abuse in football.

If there are any victims and survivors who have not come forward, we encourage them, if they are ready to do so, to speak with the police by dialing 101 or call the NSPCC helpline on 0800 023 2642.