The Forzani Group Ltd./Le Groupe Forzani Ltee

The Forzani Group Ltd./Le Groupe Forzani Ltee

September 29, 2005 12:40 ET

Sport Chek's Super Coach Program Awards Bryan Brandford of the Highwood High River Mustangs

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 29, 2005) - The Forzani Group Ltd. (TSX:FGL): Sport Chek, a corporate banner of The Forzani Group Ltd., Canada's largest retailer of sporting goods, in partnership with the Calgary Stampeders Football Club are pleased to recognize Bryan Brandford of the Highwood High School Mustangs. Mr. Brandford will be honored at the Stampeders home game on October 1st, 2005 vs. Montreal.

Sport Chek and the Calgary Stampeders want to recognize all the amateur Football coaches in Southern Alberta. The Sport Chek Super Coach Program offers the opportunity for one coach to be recognized during each Calgary Stampeders home game. A Committee of football experts chooses each game's winning Coach based on the team showing outstanding football prowess by winning a divisional title in the previous year, or a team showing superior football in the current year by posting an exceptional score in a game and/or several games, and a team showing superior football in the current year by showing an exceptional improvement from the previous year. The chosen Coach will receive a Hitachi digital camcorder, courtesy of Bestway Television & Appliances, and a $1,000 bursary courtesy of Siemens to purchase necessary items for the football program.

Mr. Brandford has coached football for 15 years and is one of the only 3 people to have 4 Vanier Cup rings. Bryan has coached many teams throughout the years including: The Dinos, Calgary Colts, Oilfields Drillers and Okotoks Pee-Wee and Bantam programs. He also coached the Football Alberta Provincial all-star team in 1995 and 1998-2003. Bryan has been a board member of Football Alberta since 1993, and is currently the Vice President of Programs. He has also served terms as Commissioner of Football for Alberta Summer Games and ASAA. Bryan has been awarded Football Alberta's coach of the year 3 times and has many other awards and recognition for his devotion to this great game.

Sport Chek would love to hear why your Coach should be the next Sport Chek Super Coach! Visit today to review the criteria to qualify for the Sport Chek Super Coach and to complete the form to nominate your coach.

About the Forzani Group Ltd.

The Forzani Group Ltd. is Canada's largest national retailer of sporting goods, offering a comprehensive assortment of brand-name and private-brand products, operating stores from coast to coast, under four corporate banners: Sport Chek, Coast Mountain Sports, Sport Mart and National Sports. The Company also retails on-line at and provides a content rich sporting goods information site at The Forzani Group is also a franchisor under the banners: Sports Experts, Intersport, RnR, Econosports, Atmosphere and Tech Shop.

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