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Hot Shot Challenge

8 October 2013

Cheltenham Town & the Gloucestershire Echo are teaming up with the hot shot challenge.

Cheltenham Town are teaming up with the Gloucestershire Echo to try to find the hottest shots in local junior schools.

Each week the Robins, with the help of Whaddney and groups of players, will be taking the club’s inflatable penalty shoot out machine to junior schools in the Gloucestershire area to challenge local youngsters.

The inflatable’s special radar system registers how fast a shot is and the challenge is to find not only the hottest young shot but also the fastest school.

Each week the Echo will capture the challenge in words and pictures for the paper and at the end of the season the individual winner will receive a complete Robins kit while the top school will be given a VIP match day experience at the Abbey Business Stadium.

“We’re hoping the Hot Shot Challenge will bring a lot of fun to local schools and it will give the club a chance to make even more friends," said director Tim Russon.

"The players will take it in turn to visit the competing schools and will be able to do a little bit of coaching and pass on some special tips."

Gloucestershire Echo editor Kevan Blackadder said: “We work closely with local schools and it’s great that Cheltenham Town have come up with this new initiative.

“I’m sure there are dozens of youngsters who believe they have the ‘hottest shot’ in Gloucestershire. Now they have the chance to prove it.”

The Robins Echo Hot Shot Challenge will kick off in November after the Autumn half-term and any junior schools wanting to take part should contact Meg Lancaster at the club (01242) 588104 or e-mail

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