The Robson 5s © The Robson 5s 24 Hour Match ©
The Robson 5s Football Marathon.
A 24 Hour 11-a-side Football Match.
In aid of THE SIR BOBBY ROBSON FOUNDATION
Friday 24th August 2012, 6:00 PM.
At Gateshead International Stadium’s 3G Pitches.
The Robson 5s 24 Hour Football Marathon in aid of “THE SIR BOBBY ROBSON FOUNDATION”.
To be held on Friday 24th August 2012, Kick Off at 6-00 PM.
The Event will run non-stop through until 6-00 PM on Saturday 25th August.
The Event will take place at Gateshead International Stadium, on their state of the art 3G Pitches.
We are staging a 24 hour 11-a-side Football Match on Friday 24th August 2012. The Event is to raise money for The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, and is now confirmed as taking place at Gateshead International Stadium’s brand new 3G Pitches.
The Event will consist of 2 teams, each with up to 20 players in their squads. We are still inviting individuals who are interested in taking part to register their interest as soon as possible. Each player will be given a unique Just Giving page to use for sponsorship, which will be linked to the Event Page. We are asking players to try to raise £250+ where possible.
To guarantee your place you will need to be one of the first 36 players to have raised £100+. The first 36 players to do so will be automatically entered into the squads, all other players will go onto a reserve list, in case of players dropping out.
“To donate please go to our Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/teams/24hourmatch and choose a player to make your donations.”
As well as players, we are also looking for volunteers to come along on the day and help make the Event run smoothly.
We are also looking for companies / businesses to help cover the cost of the Venue, Strips,refreshments and other equipment.
To express an interest in playing, volunteering or even donating then please email Event Organiser Ian Carr at email@example.com or use the “Contact Us” link on the left.
Depending on how successful this Event is, I am looking at a possible attempt at the Guiness World Record for the longest 11 a side football match in early 2013. This currently stands at 75 hours, and is held by a group of players from Blackburn. This will be a huge task as you are only allowed 18 players per team for the record to be valid. I personally believe this is achievable with enough time, planning and training.