August 9, 2006

FA Community Shield at Cardiff

This weekend Airads will be flying the flag for a client over the FA Charity Shield at the Cardiff Millenium Stadium.

Formerly known as the Charity Shield, The FA Community Shield is the traditional curtain-raiser to the domestic season between the League and FA Cup Champions.

The first Charity Shield match was played in 1908 between Manchester United, reigning Football League Champions, and Queens Park Rangers, then Southern League Champions. In 1974 FA Secretary Ted Croker proposed that the Shield should be played at Wembley as a curtain-raiser to the new season between the reigning League Champions and FA Cup holders.

Jose Mourinho's Chelsea are current Shield holders after beating London rivals Arsenal 2-1 in Cardiff.

The FA Community Shield on 13 August 2006 will be played at the Millennium Stadium between Liverpool and Chelsea.

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