The Robbie Festival

2023 Festival – June 24 & 25

Presented by Toronto FC

The Robbie Festival
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January 11, 2023

We are very excited to announce that the 2023 Robbie Festival and Tournament is now accepting team registrations for the 2023 Festival and Tournament. Many club teams and organizations have participated in the Robbie year after year raising over $1.7 million since 1967 as we work to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis research in Canada. We truly appreciate your support. We hope we can count on your continued involvement in 2023! Please click here to register for the 2023 Festival and/or Tournament.

Our festival and tournament in 2022 raised over $20,000.00 for Cystic Fibrosis and was successful due to your participation. We did receive feedback that some teams experienced administrative and/or logistical challenges in participating that made the experience less enjoyable than normal. We take that feedback seriously, as we want and expect The Robbie to be at the top of every team’s list to play in every year. As such, we have made changes to our processes this year and we feel that the 2023 Robbie Festival and Tournament will be better than ever for all involved.

We are also looking for volunteers to support our festival and tournament. If you are interested in being a field convenor, or assisting with set-up and takedown on weekends, or assisting with the registration of teams on game days, or simply being a member of our Committee, please call 289-314-5588. Come join our team and assist in making The Robbie a great Festival and Tournament.

Thanks again for your support, and we look forward to see you on the pitch this summer!

Sincerely,

Ron Smale
Director / Chairperson
The Robbie International Soccer Tournament

HTG Sports Accommodations

Boys & Girls Age Groups: U8, U9, U10, U11 & U12

Age Date Format Games Duration Roster
U8
(Born in 2015)
Boys Sat. June 24
Girls Sun. June 25
5 vs 5 2 2 x minutes 10
U9
(Born in 2014)
Sun. June 25 7 vs 7 2 2 x 25 minutes 12
U10
(Born in 2013)
Sat. June 24 7 vs 7 2 2 x 25 minutes 12
U11
(Born in 2012)
Sat. June 24 9 vs 9 2 2 x 35 minutes 16
U12
(Born in 2011)
Sun. June 25 9 vs 9 2 2 x 35 minutes 16
  • No scores, no standings.
  • Participation mementos for all players and team officials.
  • Parade of teams – (U8, U9 & U10)
  • Special events and soccer activations to be announced.
  • Registrations close May 15th or as divisions reach capacity – whichever comes first. (Divisions fill up quickly. In previous years, some divisions have closed weeks before the registration deadline).
  • Registration does not guarantee acceptance. Acceptance is confirmed on a first come basis when:
    • Your team’s payment is received by The Robbie, AND
    • Your team’s approved permission to travel document is uploaded to your GotSport account.
  • World’s largest annual youth soccer event for charity with proceeds donated to Cystic Fibrosis Canada $1.8 million donated.

All teams must upload a district/federation approved Permission to Travel (not required for Scarborough District registered teams) that includes:

  • Federation Logo (i.e. Ontario Soccer Logo if an Ontario team)
  • Name of Team
  • Age Group
  • Name of event (The Robbie Festival)
  • Date of event
  • Approved By District notation

All teams must upload a district/federation approved Official Team Roster that includes:

  • Federation Logo (i.e. Ontario Soccer Logo if an Ontario team)
  • Name of Team
  • Age Group
  • Players – Name, Date of Birth, Player ID
  • Team Officials (coaches/managers) – Name and ID number
The Robbie is the ONLY charitable festival/tournament sanctioned by Ontario Soccer. The Robbie Festival is open to Ontario Clubs and to Ontario Registered Academies (ORA).

  • The Robbie Festival is exempt from travel distance restrictions and does not count towards memorable event limits.
  • Please register your team in the appropriate level (Tier 1 GOLD – Tier 2 SILVER – Teir 3 BRONZE).
  • The Robbie will try to match teams of similar caliber but reserves the right to combine levels as required for scheduling purposes.
  • Girls may play on boys teams
  • Payments will be deposited immediately upon receipt.
  • If payment is refused by credit card or bank, team application may be revoked and a $50.00 CAD administration fee will be billed to the team.

1) Applications will be reviewed by The Robbie before any team is accepted.

2) Although registrations close May 15th, divisions may reach capacity sooner as divisions fill up quickly. In previous years, some divisions have closed weeks before the registration deadline.

3) Teams are required to upload documents in PDF format to My GotSport account

  • Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance. Failure to upload district/federation approved Permission to Travel AND a district/federation approved Official Team Roster prior to a division reaching capacity, may result in non-acceptance regardless of application and payment date.
  • If an application is not accepted, the team will be notified and receive a full refund.
  • If a team is accepted and withdraws after May 15th no refund will be issued – no exceptions will be made.

The Robbie Event Roster must be inputted into GotSport by June 8th. Changes to rosters will not be permitted after June 15th for any reason.

Note: The Robbie Event Roster is separate from the Official Team Roster. This will be used to generate game sheets.

  • All team officials who will sit on the bench are required to present their coaches’ and managers’ valid books/ID cards/passes to the field convenor prior to team’s first game. No exceptions will be made.
  • At least one team official is required to present a valid book/ID card/pass to the field convenor in order for a team to be able to participate. Failure to have the required documentation will result in the disqualification of the team and no refund will be given.
  • The Robbie will do its best to have teams play within the level they have requested, however, The Robbie reserves the right to combine levels if necessary.
  • It is the team’s responsibility to ensure that they have registered their team in the correct division.

No team will be allowed to change divisions after May 15.

All teams must complete the online check-in process and enter the following information into their GotSport account prior to 5:00 pm June 8.

  1. Enter the Robbie Event Roster. Mandatory player information is required: name, date of birth, registration number and jersey number.
  2. Enter team officials (maximum four). Mandatory information required: name, email, phone number and registration number.
  3. Call-up players: Upload the current district/federation-approved Official Team Roster in which they appear.

Note: ANY roster change requests made after June 15th will be subject to a $50 fee and can only be done in person on June 19th at tournament headquarters by appointment only. Payment must be made in cash as credit card payments will not be accepted. No roster changes will be made after 8:00 pm June 20. No exceptions.

Failure to complete all steps may result in dismissal from the Tournament and forfeit of the team’s entire registration fee.

REMINDER: On game day, all teams must bring: Books/passes/cards for Team Officials and your district/federation-approved Official Team Roster

  • A team official or representative must check in the team 1-hour prior to the first game at the field. Team officials require a valid ID Card/Book. Players do not require registrant books/passes/cards. As per Ontario Soccer policies, only coaches/managers with valid ID Cards/Books are allowed to sit on the bench during a game. As such, if a team does not have at least one coach/manager with a valid ID Card/Book, the team will not be allowed to play. No refund will be given.
  • See additional Team Registration information here.
    Registration Checklist in Team Essentials >>
  • Teams withdrawing from the Festival on or before May 15 will receive a full refund minus a $50 administrative charge. No refunds for withdrawals after May 15.
  • Refunds will be processed via the same format of payment. Refund cheques will take a minimum of 10 business days to process.

Application Steps: 

1. Apply to Enter:

  • Teams MUST create a GotSport LOGIN. This is different than the GotSoccer Login.
  • For GotSport User Instructions including instructions on how to retrieve forgotten user login information, please CLICK HERE.

2. Acceptance is confirmed on a first come basis when:

  • Your team’s payment is received by The Robbie, AND
  • Your team’s approved permission to travel document is uploaded to your GotSport account.
    • Ontario Soccer clubs: Approved Permission to Travel is required
    • Scarborough Soccer Association Clubs: Approved Permission to travel is not required
    • ORA members: Approved Permission to travel is required
GotSport User Guide
2023 Applied Teams
2022 Accepted Teams
The Robbie Festival Application

Fees

U8

$300

U9 & U10

$350

U11 & U12

$400
Festival Rules 2023, Procedures & Policies

Contact

Robbie Festival Boys & Girls U8

Administrator: Candice Reinders

Email: festivalu8@therobbie.ca

Telephone: 647-327-6768

Robbie Festival Boys & Girls U9 & U10

Administrator: Candice Reinders

Email: festival@therobbie.ca

Telephone: 647-327-6768

Robbie Festival Boys & Girls U11 & U12

Administrator: Candice Reinders

Email: festival11-12@therobbie.ca

Telephone: 647-327-6768