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.

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The latest information on our Clubs

All Sporting Memories Clubs and Groups are temporarily suspended.

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Author: John Dyer

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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Volunteers trained in Sports Reminiscence

57,600

Individual attendances at clubs in 2019

Ellis Bates Chosen Charity 2019/20

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

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Author: Tony Jameson-Allen

"Turning on a sixpence": Adapting to a crisis

A blog by Sporting Memories co-founder Chris Wilkins on the organisation's rapid transition in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Author: Helen Johnston

Help us with our evaluation

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

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Author: Tony Jameson-Allen

Upcoming events

  • Training Webinar for Yorkshire C.C.C.

    Sporting Memories: Webinar, via Zoom.
    16th April 2020 - 2 PM until 4 PM.
    Providing the training and insights for volunteers to run fun and friendly clubs, making sure everyone has the knowledge, understanding and skills to deliver meaningful sessions both face to face and over the phone that will benefit participants. Via Zoom. Read more

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