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

Digital Sporting Pink

How to register for the digital version of our Sporting Pink publication.


Author: John Dyer

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

What we do

We are Sporting Memories. We are dedicated to bringing together older adults to talk about and remember sport. Through the power of sport we tackle social isolation. We help to increase the well-being of those living with low mood, dementia and other conditions.


Author: Helen Johnston


Our Impact


Free weekly clubs now running


Volunteers trained in Sports Reminiscence


Individual attendances at clubs in 2019

Watch our 2020 online conference

On 3 December 2020 we held our first ever online conference, hosted by Alastair Hignell CBE with special guests Henry Winter, Luther Blissett, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, Ray Fallan and our members and volunteers.


Author: Helen Johnston

Sporting Memories #KITbag

For older people who would like encouragement and support to be active at home, the Sporting Memories #KITbag service provides equipment, motivation, guidance – and opportunities for companionship.


Author: Helen Johnston

Online Sporting Memories Clubs

There are online Sporting Memories sessions every day of the week, in Wales, Scotland and England. Join in or volunteer. Find the session that works for you!


Author: John Dyer

Latest news

  • One year on

    On 18 March 2020, all Sporting Memories Clubs were temporarily suspended. We often speak of the ‘Sporting Memories family’. One year on, we mark the strength and resilience of our family with a huge THANK YOU. Read more

  • Intergenerational Sporting Memories

    Students from Vale of Leven Academy in West Dunbartonshire are set to deliver a regular Sporting Memories Club, in a groundbreaking initiative that will support students in making a positive difference to their lives as well as those of older adults. Read more

What's happening

  • Stephen Halkett

    Stephen – science teacher, stand-up comedian and runner – has been a long-time supporter of Sporting Memories, notably through raising funds and awareness through running. Read more

  • Yvonne Murray MBE

    Scotland's Yvonne Murray MBE is a former long-distance runner who has Olympic bronze, Commonwealth gold, European and World titles. Read more

  • Luther Blissett

    Luther is a former professional footballer and coach who played for the England national team during the early 1980s. He was the first black footballer to score in the England shirt and scored a hat-trick on that debut. Read more