We understand the power of sport can reignite and reconnect isolated older people.

Our Rich History of Partnerships

Sporting Memories Network has developed a compelling, dynamic and innovative approach to tackling the challenges of an ageing society. Our training, resources and project support are designed in partnership with our service users, carers and volunteers.



Sporting Memories for Care Homes and Hospitals

A new, annual subscription-based package, designed specifically for Care Environments. Whether you are a group of care homes, sheltered accommodation or a hospital ward, Sporting Memories is a great way of enriching the lives of older people.


Author: Tony Jameson-Allen

PFA Practical Guide to living with Dementia

Football chiefs have teamed up with The Sporting Memories Foundation to produce a guide to help former players diagnosed with dementia. The Professional Footballers' Association have produced the guide with The Sporting Memories Foundation and researchers from the Centre for Dementia Research at Leeds Beckett University.



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Our Impact


Free weekly clubs now running


Volunteers trained in Sports Reminiscence


Individual attendances at clubs in 2019

Ellis Bates Chosen Charity 2019

Ellis Bates Financial Advisers are delighted to announce their ‘10 Chosen Charities for 2019’ referral scheme, including The Sporting Memories Foundation


Author: Tony Jameson-Allen

Donate Books, Memorabilia and Match Programmes

Why not take a few minutes to dig out any old programmes, sports biographies, annuals, shirts, scarves, boots and any other sporting memorabilia that could be put to use at our sporting memories clubs?



Help us with our evaluation

We are looking for volunteers to help interview some of our club members about their experiences


Author: Tony Jameson-Allen

Upcoming events

  • Volunteer Training in Cardiff.

    Sporting Memories training workshop for volunteers running clubs at: St Mellons Hub & Rumney Hub
    5th March 2020 - 10 am - 4 pm Read more

  • Volunteer Training in Newport Wales

    Sporting Memories training workshop for volunteers running clubs at: Rodney Parade & The Rascal Hope Centre
    13th February 2020 - 10 am - 4 pm Read more

Latest news

What's happening

  • London Together: BAME Project Coordinator

    A chance to join a small, friendly team delivering a ground breaking project, supporting BAME older people living with dementia to benefit from sports reminiscence and physical activity in London Read more

  • Join Us! Sporting Memories Clubs in Swansea and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

    Sporting Memories weekly clubs in Swansea and Rhondda Cynon Taf can help improve the mental and physical well-being of older people by providing sports reminiscence as an innovative solution to three of the biggest challenges facing an ageing population: dementia, depression and loneliness. Read more

  • Sporting Memories Charter

    The Sporting Memories Network (SMN) is a community interest company (CIC), the first of its kind dedicated to the development and use of sports reminiscence, inclusive physical activities and intergenerational activities to support isolated older people across the UK. Read more