Robbie’s Rugby Festival to Pull in The Pounds for 10th Year

Celebrating its 10th year, Robbie’s Rugby Festival will make a welcome return on Saturday 28th July 2018, taking over Loughborough Grammar School Playing Fields.

The hailed charity rugby tournament is expected to raise record breaking figures for the Robbie Anderson Cancer Trust and The Jake McCarthy Foundation as thousands descend to dig deep for the two deserving charities.

Co-Founder of ADDO Events and Organiser of Robbie’s Rugby Festival, Georgie Fowle said: “We are immensely proud of the legacy Robbie’s Rugby Festival has and cannot thank our supporters enough. Their continued generosity has enabled Robbie’s Rugby Festival to make a real difference to those affected by cancer. Yet despite the mighty figures raised to date, this is a mere drop in the ocean. Robbie’s Rugby Festival needs as many people as possible to join in the fight against cancer. 2018 is a landmark year for the event as we will be celebrating our 10th Anniversary. To mark this milestone, we are organising The Festiball, an evening of fun and entertainment which must not be missed! We are very much looking forward to welcoming familiar faces and newcomers alike as we hope to smash previous year’s figures and keep supporting our charities to continue their vital work.”

Originally curated as an old boy’s reunion match by a group of school friends, Robbie’s Rugby Festival has grown beyond belief and is now the largest 10s rugby tournament in the Midlands, attracting 30 teams and thousands of spectators.

The event has become a permanent fixture of the summer events calendar with rugby royalty including Neil Black, Clive Woodward, Eddie Jones, Dan Carter, Christian Wade, Warren Gatland, Sam Warburton, Richie McCaw, Sonny Bill and Billy Twelvetrees showing their support over the years.

Over the past decade, Robbie’s Rugby Festival has raised a grand total of over £61,400 for the charities who take inspiration from Robbie Anderson and Jake McCarthy, young boys who devastatingly lost their lives to cancer. Support from Robbie’s Rugby Festival has allowed The Robbie Anderson Cancer Trust to purchase two vital pieces of equipment for Ward 27. This includes an ultrasound bladder scanner and cannula scanner, both helping to reduce the trauma, stress and bruising for the patient while undergoing treatment. Funds raised have facilitated The Jake McCarthy Foundation to fund the recruitment and three-year placement of a dedicated Senior Research Associate to join the pioneering team at The University of Plymouth.

Robbie’s Rugby Festival’s vision remains as it has done since the event’s inception: “to create an atmospheric, unforgettable and inspiring event that leaves a legacy to be remembered by uniting local communities, businesses and teams from across the country.”

Visitors can expect a thrilling day of rugby action, combined with pitch side family fun. “The Summer Garden” sponsored by Restoration UK will bring the unmistakeable taste of the great British summer with jugs of Pimms, a fabulous gin bar, BBQ, raffle and afternoon tea stand. The Rugby Village sponsored by Charnwood Brewery will be the hub of the rugby action, housing not only an outside bar, but physio tent, hot tub, face-painting, ice-cream van and water tent.

Following a full day of pitch action, festivalgoers are invited to celebrate a decade of Robbie’s Rugby Festival by attending the FESTIBALL. Celebrations will include a drinks reception, dinner, dessert stations, numerous charitable activities, live music and photo booths as well as an exciting line up of entertainment. Individual tickets are available at £60 and tables of 8, 10 and 12 are available, priced from £440.

The 2018 event is generously supported by a wealth of sponsors including Co-Sponsors Emery Johnsons Astills and The Loughburians, and Associate Sponsors Compucover. Group Sponsor is The Dixie Grammar School. Event Partners include EI Group, Pipers Crisps, Oddballs, EFS Europe, Jigsaw Events, Function Jigsaw, Buster Marquees, Challenge Trophies, Nottingham Rugby.


Robbie’s Rugby Festival 2018 will take place on Saturday 28th July 2018 at Loughborough Grammar School from 10am.

Donations welcomed on the gate on the day. Team entry is now open, and a variety of sponsorship packages are available.

For more details and to book tickets visit: www.robbiesrugbyfestival.com