The Football Association has revealed its plans for the Sir Bobby Robson National Football Day next month, where 150 events will take place across the country as part of the organisation’s 150th anniversary celebrations.
Saturday, August 10 will showcase the FA’s work at grassroots level and give the nation the opportunity to get involved.
The events, being held by county FAs and FA Charter Standard Clubs, will be open to people of all ages and abilities, with the public able to join in everything from tournaments, to skills sessions and coaching workshops. The day will provide a focus on every aspect of the game including women’s football, disability football, refereeing and coaching.
A highlight of the day will be at the Sir Bobby Robson Football Centre in Ushaw Moor, Durham, near to where the former England manager played as a youngster.
The event will be attended by Lady Elsie Robson and will involve various activities including a children’s football tournament, a coaching clinic, skills sessions, and the chance to try out futsal.
The FA will also make a donation on the day to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, the charity he established during the last 18 months of his life to fight cancer.
Other planned events include a women’s football festival at the home of English football, St George’s Park, a beach soccer event in Dorset, a Respect event at Netherton United in Peterborough, and a tournament and coaching session at AC Paulista FC in Lewisham, south London.
To find out more Sir Bobby Robson National Football Day and your local event and The FA’s work developing football for everyone, visit www.TheFA.com/nationalfootballday To find out more about the Foundation, visit http://www.sirbobbyrobsonfoundation.org.uk/