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The FA celebrates 150th Anniversary

October 26th, 2013

The FA celebrated its 150th anniversary in October and Sir Bob attended a prestigious gala dinner in London to mark the special occasion.

The celebration took place at The Grand Connaught Rooms on 26th October, on the site where the FA was founded 150 years ago, and guests included leading FA officials and figures from football past and present.

Bob, who served on the Wembley Board and was appointed Project Director of St George’s Park by The FA in 2008, said; “The FA is the oldest football association in the world and I was delighted to be invited to celebrate 150 years.

“In recent years The FA has made a very significant investment in football infrastructure in this country to create facilities the nation can be proud of.

“The new Wembley Stadium opened in 2007 and I personally think it is the best stadium in the world.  Just as importantly, it has invested in flagship facilities to develop players and coaches from grassroots level to elite football with the opening of St George’s Park at Burton.  I hope this will be a good omen for the next 150 years.”