Once described by Sir Bobby Robson as Newcastle’s ‘very own Roberto Carlos’,
the former England Under 21 international defender Robbie Elliott represented
Newcastle United, Bolton Wanderers, Sunderland, Leeds United and Hartlepool
During a 17-year career as a professional footballer, the Newcastle-born star
scored 16 goals in 257 league appearances. Robbie played more than half of his
league games for his hometown club and was a member of Kevin Keegan’s famous
Entertainers before returning to the club under Sir Bobby.
Now employed by US Soccer as a performance coach, Robbie, 38, also works for
Nike as a SPARQ performance coach, based in Portland, Oregon. He splits his time
between the USA and his family home on Tyneside.
Phil Gray is a celebrated triathlete who first cycled from the North East to the Lake
District at the age of 12 and had completed 10 Great North Runs by the age of 22!
Fourth at the 2005 European long distance triathlon – and with 12 Iron Man events
under his belt – the Woolsington-based 38-year-old is the perfect partner for Robbie
ahead of Bike For Bobby. Phil and Robbie have been friends since 1999.
Sir Bobby Robson Foundation
Since Sir Bobby and Lady Elsie launched the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation in 2008,
more than £3.9 million has been raised to help find more effective treatments for
Breakthrough Breast Cancer funds groundbreaking research, campaigns for better
services and treatments and raises awareness of breast cancer.
Find more information at www.breakthrough.org.uk or contact Richard Purnell
in the Breakthrough Breast Cancer office on 020 7025 2432 or email him at email@example.com.