Football team get shirty for charity

Cramlington Juniors players from each year group proudly promoting the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

Cramlington Juniors players from each year group proudly promoting the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

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A football club from the county is planning on doing something very special with their match shirt.

For the first time in Cramlignton Juniors FC’s history, every single one of their 18 teams, with players from the age of just six through to 17, will be proudly wearing the same logo – that of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

The club prides themselves on the work they do with local children, helping them to develop and improve, teaching them how to play football the right way, encouraging discipline, team work and hard work. All qualities and attributes that Sir Bobby Robson was famously associated with.

Cramlington Juniors chairman, Michael Cairns, said: “We are very proud to donate the sponsorship of every team’s shirt this season to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

“They do marvellous, important work funding projects that help cancer patients in our region and contribute to international research. And if we can help in some small way to promote them and remind people that the Foundation relies on volunteer fund-raisers, then that is fantastic.

“I’d like to think Sir Bobby would appreciate the way we play football at Cramlington Juniors.

“We teach the boys to keep the ball on the deck, to pass, to move, to play it the right way. Hopefully, to do things his way.”

Pauline Buglass, from the Foundation, added: “They look absolutely fantastic with the Foundation logo on them and, each time they play, the teams will be helping to raise awareness about the charity.”