CaptureSport Latest News http://www.capturesport.com/modules/rss/index.php The latest news from CaptureSport. en-gb CaptureSport Returns to Stamford Bridge Following the successful sales of CaptureSport's Chelsea FC 2009 FA Cup Winning canvas, Chelsea FC has now commissioned CaptureSport to produce a special 2010 "Double" celebratory canvas. This artistic print shows the great moments of the Premiership season deciding, 7-0 rout of Wigan Athletic, as well as scenes from the history making FA Cup victory over Portsmouth. The 'Chelsea FC Double' canvas goes on sale in the Stadium Store & On Line Megastore from 22nd July 2010. A must for all True Blue supporters!! http://www.capturesport.com 2010-07-17 10:06:35 http://www.capturesport.com Essien Expected to be fit for first EPL Clash Chelsea FC's champion midfielder Michael Essien is expected to be fit for the first EPL match against West Bromwich Albion on August 14. Essien has not played since December, due to complications following knee surgery. Having missed Ghana's recent World Cup campaign, Essien is reported to be doing double training sessions at Chelsea FC's base in Cobham, to give himself every chance to be available for the season opener against this season's EPL new boys. http://www.capturesport.com 2010-07-15 09:59:18 http://www.capturesport.com Chelsea FC's FA Cup Winners canvas now on sale. CaptureSport's artistic, celebratory canvas, of Chelsea FC's 2010 FA Cup victory over Portsmouth, has just gone on sale in Chelsea FC's Asia Pacific megastore. The canvas features the most exciting moments from the match, including Chelsea FC's relief after Peter Cech's brilliant save in the 54th minute, and the sheer joy of Didier Drogba, after he scored the only goal in the match, from a 25 metre free kick well into the second half. This victory enabled The Blues to win their first Cup and Title double in their history.  It was also Chelsea FC's third Cup victory in four years.  http://www.capturesport.com 2010-07-06 00:19:27 http://www.capturesport.com Chelsea FC Announce First Off Season Signing Talented Liverpool midfielder, Yossi Benayoun, has signed with Chelsea FC for the next 3 years. Benayoun is expected to play in behind Chelsea FC's deadly strike duo of Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka. Benayoun is a very hard working player and will no doubt quickly become a favourite at the Bridge. http://www.capturesport.com 2010-07-03 10:16:39 http://www.capturesport.com Mercurial Anelka to stay at the Bridge Chelsea FC's goal scoring talisman, Nicolas Anelka, has signed a 1 year extension to his existing contract, thereby keeping him with Chelsea FC until 2012. Anelka, 31, has had a wonderful resurgence in his career since joining the Blues in 2008.  He and strike partner, Didier Drogba, are recognised as one of the most deadliest combinations in world football. With the retention of Anelka, and the recent departures of Michael Ballack, and Joe Cole, speculation is rife that Chelsea FC will be looking to bring an attacking midfielder to the Bridge to play alongside the inimitable Frank Lampard. Highlighting his popularity, Anelka's 'shirt on canvas' image has been one of CaptureSport's biggest sellers. http://www.capturesport.com 2010-06-25 09:17:11 http://www.capturesport.com Sport Mentors Bridging the gap between between professional sport and sport in schools After working with Tom Smith throughout his testimonial year in 2009, CaptureSport has built an ongoing relationship and has recently helped launch a new Company called Sport Mentors.After a superb 12 year career in professional rugby, playing in Scotland, England and France, including 171 games for Northampton Saints, 61 Tests and 2 World Cups for Scotland and a rare 6 Tests and 2 tours for the British & Irish Lions.Everyone would agree that professional values can start at any age. Work ethic, proper coaching, analysis and feedback can improve performance at any level. Sport Mentors puts professionals from the sporting world together with ambitious schools and clubs who want to add value to their sports programme.Tom has already signed up the following sporting legends to help bridge the gap between between professional sport and sport in schools:Rugby:Mattie StewartBudge PountneyJon SleightholmeMark RobinsonStuart GrimesBruce ReihanaAshely Rowden (Referee)Cricket:David SalesDevon MalcolmPaul NixonFor more information about Sport Mentors please visit:http://www.sportmentors.co.uk/For CaptureSport the project involved developing a brand identity, creating a brochure & developing a new website.The new website designed and built by CaptureSport UK is a great showcase for "CS Elite" - a brand new dedicated sports website package for clubs, individuals, associations and schools. The website package includes a full content management system allowing admin users to update any element of their website quickly and easily with out having to have an IT Degree! Not to mention great design & professional look and feel.If you are interested in hearing more about CS Elite please contact:Paul Coverdale (paul@capturesport.com) http://www.capturesport.com 2010-06-14 18:25:18 http://www.capturesport.com Ballack to Leave Stamford Bridge Speculation around whether Chelsea FC No 13, Michael Ballack, would be offered a new contract at the club, has ended with The Blues releasing Ballack from 30 June 2010. Ballack, the Germany skipper, joined Chelsea FC in May 2006 on a free transfer from Bayern Munich. In a relatively short Chelsea FC career of 106 games, he was involved in 3 Chelsea FC FA Cup victories as well as Chelsea FC's EPL Title victory this season. Despite these successes the rising 34 year old was unable to negotiate terms for a new contract. Ballack is expected to be replaced by young players from the Chelsea FC Academy being given development opportunities. http://www.capturesport.com 2010-06-11 10:11:22 http://www.capturesport.com Drogba to miss World Cup In yet another World Cup build up controversy, Chelsea FC Premiership Title winner Didier Drogba has been ruled out of the Cup with a broken arm.  The Ivorian Drogba, had been in career best form leading into the Ivory Coast's final warm up match versus Japan.  However in the 19th minute he collided heavily with the defender Tulio in the exhibition match in Switzerland and was immediately ruled out of the World Cup. Drogba now joins fellow Chelsea FC Premiership Title winners Michael Ballack, Germany, and Michael Essien, Ghana, on the sidelines. Despite the losses of these players, Chelsea FC are still represented in the World Cup by 14 players from 7 nations. http://www.capturesport.com 2010-06-05 10:35:57 http://www.capturesport.com Ballack In Limbo German Captain, and Chelsea FC star, Michael Ballack is currently in football limbo. Ballack, 33, has been ruled out of the World Cup due to the ankle injury sustained during Chelsea's FA Cup victory over Portsmouth. Ballack, is out of contract with Chelsea shortly, and is now seeking a 2 year extension so that he may finish his playing days at Stamford Bridge.  However, with Double-winning manager Carlo Ancellotti looking to inject some younger players into his squad, it may be that the champion midfielder might not be at the Blues next year. http://www.capturesport.com 2010-05-31 22:39:37 http://www.capturesport.com Leicester Tigers crowned 'Kings of England' The 29th May 2010 will be remembered as one of the best games of club rugby experienced in years.The close of the 2009/10 Guinness Premiership season at a rammed full Twickenham, home of English rugby, was a nail biting sea-sore ride for all playing... and watching!The Tigers faced an on form Saracens for the 'Kings of England' trophy where in previous weeks Saracens had successfully conquered the fortresses of Leicester Tigers Welford Road & Northampton Saints Franklins Gardens.Defending Champions, Leicester Tigers, who comfortably beat Bath in the semi finals, had a lot to prove to their midlands army after most fans would say "a disappointing campaign in the European Heineken Cup and the LV Cup competitions this year". Saracens on the other hand was playing for the chance of their first major trophy - not to mention being ‘pumped up’ with all the hype over their South African coach, Venter, being made to watch the game from the comfort of his own home with his son after the tribunal banned him the gates of Twickenham.The game itself was exceptional and the passion was incredible - both teams were at full strength and held their discipline throughout the game; every player put their bodies on the line playing as if it was their last.  The Tigers appeared the team in control keeping the ball tight with their monstrous pack whereas Saracens running game was so dangerous especially when spread wide allowing the score line to keep in reach for the entire game.It was a match on par with international rugby and some fans joked by saying "it is England playing South Africa!"The dying minutes of the match was de-ja-vu with the semi final against Northampton Saints where a late score put them in the lead. Leicester did not make the same mistake as Saints and quickly gathered their composure and immediately regained possession after kickoff to leading to a try that erupted the stadium and lead them to lift the crown once again.The Guinness Premiership 2009/10 final score was:Leicester Tigers 33 - 27 Saracens The League standings before the play-offs were as follows:1. Leicester Tigers (73)2. Northampton Saints (71)3. Saracens (67)4. Bath (61) CaptureSport is pressing hard to increase its rugby involvement throughout the World.. To read more about how CaptureSport has helped Emirates Western Force & Northampton Saints please click here. http://www.capturesport.com 2010-05-31 08:54:19 http://www.capturesport.com