Boat named in Sir Bobby's honour

The Port of Tyne will officially name and launch a new workboat the 'Sir Bobby Robson'.

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In memory of Bobby

Sir Bobby and Lady Robson

Over 60 guests will gather at the Port of Tyne today to see Lady Robson officially name and launch a new workboat the 'Sir Bobby Robson'. The £1.1 million, 16 metre boat is designed to level and clear the riverbed to keep the Port navigable.

The Port of Tyne will also announce a programme of funding for sport and young people by supporting a number of football foundations and making a donation to north east cancer charity the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

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