Cornwall Celebrates National Football Day


The FA's Sir Bobby Robson National Football Day on Saturday 10 August 2013 represented a call for people to come together in celebration of the nation’s favourite game and one of English football’s most iconic figures. On the day, several events took place in Cornwall and 150 in total across the country as part of The FA’s 150th anniversary celebrations - providing a showcase of the work at grassroots level and giving the nation the opportunity to get involved with the sport.


Illogan celebrates Bobby Robson Football Day

Illogan RBL FC were one of the four clubs in the County selected to host a Sir Bobby Robson National Football Day event. It was a great turnout with over 100 people attending including players, spectators, volunteers and coaches. The day's activities included matches against other local teams, skill and crossbar challenges and the men's first team playing against Holsworthy. During the day the club was also presented with their FA Charter Standard Community Club plaque by Cornwall FA Vice-Chairman David Bray. Despite the weather it was a great day enjoyed by all who attended.



Newquay Coaching Team on Bobby Robson Football Day

Newquay Mini Club was glad to support the Sir Booby Robson National Football day on Saturday 10 August. Jim Hilton, Newquay AFC Youth Chairman said: "Approximately 60 children turned up and took part in our various training stations and small sided games. There was a good team of coaches and helpers all of whom looked very professional in their FA t-shirts. Posters and banners were placed around the pitch advertising for any new volunteer to get involved with the Club and hopefully this will encourage some parents to volunteer their time to help the Club in any little way they can. We set the children a task of coming to the session with a fact about Sir Bobby Robson and we read out over 40 varied and very interesting facts about Sir Bobby. Each child was given a small treat as a reward. We decided that the child who provided the most interesting fact will be given a special award and this will be reported to that child and everyone else at the next Mini Club session. The day was a great success and all the children participated with a smile on their face".



Wadebridge Skills Station

Wadebridge Town Football Club celebrated the FA's 150th Anniversary by hosting an event for its youngest players. With the assistance of FA Tesco Skills Coach Paul Rowe, the 4-11 year olds took part in a small sided games tournament, penalty shoot outs and shots into a target goal on the specially prepared main pitch, which judging by the children's enthusiasm, could well have been Wembley itself. As well as the players, many of the parents were part of the day and a few of them were required to assist in making a FA 150 pattern, made up of the players lying on the ground. The Chartered Standard Club received a bag of equipment from the FA plus tickets for the England v Moldova World Cup qualifier for 2 lucky players.



Biscovey celebrates Sir Bobby Robson Football Day

Biscovey FC were delighted to host a Sir Bobby Robson Football Day event and celebrated the occasion with lots of football activites for the young players and a community barbeque event, which served bacon baps and hot dogs together with other refreshments. It was a very enjoyable day that was attended by over 30 players, together with their parents and spectators. The Club raffle raised £68 towards the club funds.