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3105, 2020

Thank you for Supporting The Robbie

Thank you for Supporting The Robbie

When the decision was made to cancel the 2020 Robbie, applications were on pace to match recent years, and we projected over 400 Festival and International Tournament teams. While there is no soccer this year, the Robbie will still be making a donation to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Since 1967 the Robbie has been donating proceeds from the annual Festival and International Tournament, to date almost $2-million.
We want to thank the following teams for donating a portion of their 2020 application fees to support Cystic Fibrosis Canada: Dixie SC G16, GPS Academy B15, Heads United G14, Cobourg Northumberland United B10, Oakridge SC G14, Dorchester SC G14 and Pickering FC G9.

In addition the Robbie thanks the following teams for agreeing to carry over their 2020 application fee to next year: Guelph SC G10 T1 & T2, and Alliance FC G11.

These donations and carry forwards will allow the Robbie to make a larger donation to Cystic Fibrosis Canada while keeping an adequate reserve to cover ongoing operating expenses till next year.
CF is a genetic disorder affecting lungs making it difficult to breath and affecting the digestive system making it difficult for those living with CF to absorb sufficient nutrients. When the Robbie began few born with CF lived long enough to start school. Now some 50+ years later the median survival age in Canada is the mid-50s, but CF is still ultimately a fatal disease.

Those who volunteer with the Robbie every year know that their efforts and the monies donated by the Robbie make a difference in the lives of individuals living with CF and for their families. Than k you again to the teams who stepped up to help the Robbie continue its tradition of donating to Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

305, 2020

Thank you to Teams Donating part of Refund

Thank you to Teams Donating part of Refund

The Robbie would like to thank the teams that have chosen to donate a portion of their refund to the Robbie.

Since 1967 the Robbie has been donating proceeds from the annual Festival and International Tournament to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. To date almost $2-million has been donated.

CF is a genetic disorder affecting lungs making it difficult to breath and affecting the digestive system making it difficult for those living with CF to absorb sufficient nutrients.

About 10 years ago CF Canada established the Robbie Grant for Most Promising Area of New Research, an honour the Robbie is very proud of.
When the Robbie began almost no one born with CF lived long enough to start school. Now some 50+ years later the median survival age in Canada is the mid-50s. But CF is still ultimately a fatal disease.

Those who volunteer with the Robbie every year know that their efforts and the monies donated by the Robbie make a difference in the lives of individuals living with CF and for their families.

704, 2020

Cancellation of the 2020 Robbie Tournament

Cancellation of the 2020 The Robbie Soccer Festival & International Tournament

COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on all our lives. We are adapting to social distancing and self-isolation and coping with the uncertainty when these restrictions will be lifted. In the best interests of everyone’s health and safety, the Robbie Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Robbie International Tournament and Festival.

We know this will greatly disappoint many coaches, athletes and their families, and match officials who look forward to the Robbie which was established over 50 years ago to promote soccer and donate proceeds to Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

We thank everyone for their continued support of the Robbie Tournament and Festival. Please look for communications during the coming months from the Robbie with themes of soccer and community support.

We look forward to your participation in the 2021 Robbie celebrating 55 years of partnership in raising funds for research in finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis while enjoying “the beautiful game”.

1603, 2020

Statement regarding Coronavirus

Update Statement regarding Coronavirus

The Robbie is monitoring the coronavirus situation. As of March 27, we are continuing to plan for both the Festival (June 20 & 21) and Tournament (June 27-29), and are accepting new applications. Currently Canada/Ontario Soccer have suspended all soccer. Ontario Soccer has issued another Action Bulletin cancelling all April activities and events. Teams that have registered will be contacted by email with any updates. Please do not call the Robbie, assume that the events will be held as scheduled unless informed otherwise. Thank you for your understanding. Stay well everyone.

2511, 2019

Outstanding Organization of Distinction from Canada Soccer

Top row (l to r):
Leslie Wong, Ron Smale, Jeff Beach, Mike Ellis, Mike Burke, Jason DeVos, Johnny Misley

Bottom Row (l to r):
Candice Reinders, Louise Garneau-Ross, Sue Prohaska, Vincy Angelone, Julia Prohaska

On Wednesday November 20, The Robbie Tournament was honoured to receive the Outstanding Organization of Distinction from Canada Soccer.  On hand to present the award to the Committee was Canada Soccer’s Jason DeVos, Ontario Soccer CEO Johnny Misley and Cystic Fibrosis CEO Jeff Beach.  In attendance were committee members:  Robbie Chair – Mike Ellis, Mike Burke, Vincy Angelone, Julia Prohaska, Ron Smale, Les Wong, Candice Reinders and Louise Garneau-Ross.  Previous members of the committee were also on hand to enjoy this special moment.

Thank you to all the volunteers who make The Robbie the best tournament to participate in.  The convenors, committee members, match officials who volunteer their time for this special event and it could not be done without them.

2606, 2019

TD Branch Supports The Robbie

TD Branch Supports The Robbie

Many thanks to Cameron Madeley, Branch Manager, TD Canada Trust, Lawrence Avenue East and McCowan Road for supporting the Robbie. TD support has enabled the Robbie to put together first aid kits for all locations for this weekend’s Robbie International Soccer Tournament. Pictured here is Cameron alongside Alison Pettigrew, Robbie Director. Thank you Cameron and TD.

1606, 2019

Sport Psychology Study: Emotion & Performance

Sport Psychology Study: Emotion & Performance

Athletes experience a number of emotions in sport. How athletes control their emotions and how emotions affect their performance is the focus of a University of Toronto research study. During the Robbie International Soccer Tournament June 29 to July 1, a research team will conduct maximum 15 minutes surveys of Robbie athletes after matches. This study is under the direction of Katherine Tamminen, Assistant Professor, Sport and Performance Research Lab in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto. Players from the Under 15 to Under 18 divisions will be surveyed. If you are interested in more information about this study email at katherine.tamminen@utoronto.ca.

1206, 2019

The Robbie Meet a Pro Contest

The Robbie Meet a Pro Contest

The Robbie International Soccer Tournament and Festival is nearly here. In anticipation of the event, we’ve created a contest for you and your whole team to meet a national team player at the Allstate Soccer Show! That isn’t it, the secondary prize is a VISA gift card for $100! Don’t miss out, sign up today at http://therobbiemeetapro.com/. Our contest team may be at any Robbie location and you can enter the contest there.

3105, 2019

Birchmount Stadium – Home of the Robbie

“Birchmount Stadium – Home of the Robbie”

It’s great to see a piece of Scarborough history resurrected, especially one that has been immortalized in song. One Week by the Barenaked Ladies ends with the line “Birchmount Stadium – Home of the Robbie. The sign was removed and lost during renovations but it has been replaced. See the attached article (courtesy BeachMetro News) about the sign, it’s connection to the Barenaked Ladies and it’s return. Click here for more.

https://www.beachmetro.com/2019/05/22/birchmount-stadium-home-of-the-robbie-sign-returns-to-the-place-it-made-famous/