FA to launch Sir Bobby Robson Day

A memorial day is to be launched on August 10th to commemorate the life of the late former England, Newcastle, Barcelona and Ipswich manager who died of cancer four years ago
The FA are to launch a nationwide Sir Bobby Robson Day on Saturday August 10 to commemorate the life of the much-loved former manager.

As part of the FA's 150th anniversary the events, held to remember the former England manager who died four years ago from cancer aged 76, will take place across the country.

The events will focus on all aspects of the game and will include refereeing, coaching, women's football and disability football, and the announcement has been backed by England and Newcastle legend Alan Shearer.

"Sir Bobby sums up everything that is great about English football," Shearer told the Daily Mirror.

"From elite success – guiding England in their best World Cup showing on foreign soil and top club honours in England, Spain, Portugal and Holland – to his love for the grassroots game and natural affinity with the fan in the street.

"On a national and international level, his contribution to football cannot be underestimated."

Lady Elsie Robson, Sir Bobby’s widow, said: "It’s a lovely gesture from the FA and we’re very grateful for their generous support of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation too."