Shot Stoppers at Chelsea - 25 August at 14.45

07/08/2011 The FA brings the Continental Shot Stoppers Road Show to Chelsea LFC

As part of its ongoing support for the new FA Women's Super League Teams
(FAWSL), The FA - along with FAWSL partner Continental Tyre Group - will be
bringing a new interactive Road Show 'The Continental Shot Stoppers' to
Chelsea LFC  on Thursday 25th August. The Road Show will visit Tooting &
Mitcham FC as part of the pre match build up before Chelsea LFC take on Bristol
LFC, kick off 1945.

Aimed at girls between the age of eight and 16, Continental Shot Stoppers is a
nationwide Road Show developed by The FA and sponsor, Continental. The
programme encourages football participation and, more specifically, shows the
different skills and abilities needed for goal keeping.

The programme is developed by Keith Rees, Senior Women's Goalkeeping Coach
at The FA, and it's a fun, safe, and youthful series of interactive coaching sessions
and activities. There will be six core coaching zones set out on a full size pitch,
supported by four interactive areas testing a variety of skills including speed,
reaction, accuracy and reflex.

"The 'Continental Shot Stoppers' Road Show is absolutely fantastic news for the
women's game.  I'm really looking forward to working with Continental Tyres to help
capture the imagination of as many girls around the country as possible."
commented Keith.

The main focus of the Road Show will be to provide a fun and rewarding
experience for all participants, no matter what their level. As well as unique
coaching the Road Show will include competitions, prizes, goodies and giveaways
alongside personal appearances from some of the Women's game's leading
players, photo opportunities and tickets to upcoming Chelsea Ladies fixtures.

Working with Chelsea LFC, The FA is looking to attract up to 200 local girls
aged 8 - 16 to take part in the Road Show.

Guy Frobisher, Marketing Director at Continental Tyres, added; "Continental Tyres
has a long history in football sponsorship and as part of our overall support for The
FAWSL, we are delighted to sponsor this new initiative. The Continental Shot
Stoppers Road Show will give players around the country the chance to try their
hand at goalkeeping. The Road Show also reflects Continental's core values of
safety and stopping when it really counts."

Anyone interested in participating in the Road Show should contact the organisers
to register for a place. Requests should be sent to contishotstoppers@sportcel.com

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Public Relations Contact for UK and Ireland
Laura Hardy
Continental Tyres
Continental House
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UB7 7XW
Laura.hardy@conti.de