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.



Watch our 2021 online Conference

On Thursday 14 October 2021, we marked our 10th anniversary with our third annual conference hosted by Alastair Hignell CBE with special guests Dame Katherine Grainger, Eleanor Oldroyd, Guy Mowbray, Paul Hawksbee and Dr Michael Clark.


Author: Becky Ashton

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