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28 July 2014

Grassroots football showcased at Portman Road as Robson family and FA join activities on Town's big day

The FA will be honouring the memory of Sir Bobby Robson at the Club’s Open Day on Thursday, July 31 at Portman Road.

Coming five years to the day since the former Town and England manager passed away, the Club will host members of Sir Bobby’s family, the most capped England international, Peter Shilton, who played under Sir Bobby with the national team and FA General Secretary Alex Horne.  

Working with the Suffolk FA, The FA will showcase its work at grassroots level with a skills session and coaching workshop on the Fieldturf on the day. 

Lady Elsie Robson, Sir Bobby’s widow, said: “Bob would love the idea of all these young players coming together to learn new skills and enjoy playing some football. He’d be in his element, and no doubt helping the coaches do their job too.

“It feels like a very appropriate way to remember him. We were so pleased last year when the first Sir Bobby Robson National Football Day was such a success. I’m always touched by how fondly people remember Bob and by the wonderful support his charity receives. 

“He was so passionate about his Foundation and we’re very grateful to the FA for the way they’ve always supported our work.”

Full details of the Club's Open Day, which includes a chance for supporters to take part in the biggest Town team group ever will follow soon.

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