Using sporting memories and physical activity, we tackle dementia, depression and loneliness

Steps for Sporting Memories: The series so far

On our virtual walking routes, you decide how far you would like to walk and when, collecting medals as you go. Set out on your own, or invite friends! Along the way, you will meet and learn more about some of our greatest names in sport and iconic locations.


Author: Helen Johnston

The Sporting Memories KITbag

The Sporting Memories KITbag provides a gentle, practical way to encourage and aid activity at home. It is available for both individuals and organisations to purchase.


Author: Helen Johnston

What we do

We are Sporting Memories. For 10 years we have been using the power of remembering and talking about sport – along with physical exercise – to tackle dementia, depression and loneliness. We are dedicated to bringing together older fans, former players, family members.


Author: Helen Johnston


Our Impact


Free weekly clubs now running


Volunteers trained in Sports Reminiscence


Individual attendances at clubs in 2019

Why volunteer with us?

Find out why volunteering with Sporting Memories is a unique opportunity.


Author: Helen Johnston

Hear from our members

Hear from members of Sporting Memories clubs about the impact attending the weekly sessions have had on their lives.



Oral History Collection

As part of our wider 'London Together' project, we have published oral history interviews and photographs as a way of exploring, recording and preserving the lived sporting experiences of people from across London.


Author: Helen Johnston

Upcoming events

  • Sporting Memories training for new volunteers

    Our volunteer training workshop for new volunteers, taking place on Tuesday 18 January 2022. Find out more. Read more

  • Sporting Memories training for new volunteers

    Our volunteer training workshop for new volunteers, taking place on Wednesday 8 December 2021. Find out more. Read more

Latest news

  • KITbag stories: #SheCanSheWill

    We hear how the Sporting Memories KITbag has helped Freda, Patricia and many other women to stay active at home – especially in more isolated areas. Read more

  • Build Dreams, Create Change

    We've been helping the National Lottery to celebrate its 27th Birthday and say thank you – as an installation inspired by our projects and those of four other organisations was unveiled in Trafalgar Square by actor and singer Alexandra Burke. Read more

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