www.zfe1.demon.co.uk/england/chshield The FA ended almost a century of tradition in 2002 when they renamed the Charity Shield. The annual curtain raiser between the League Champions and the FA Cup holders became the FA Community Shield in recognition of the estimated 250,000 people who offer their services free of charge for the benefit of grass roots football. An FA spokesman said, "We want to ensure that good causes continue to receive financial support from football through the FA Community Shield. Additionally, we want to see individuals who are some of the game's real heroes receive recognition for their great work." The Charity Shield was first contested in 1908, when Manchester United beat Queens Park rangers 4-0 to lift the famous shield for the first time.