Using sporting memories and physical activity, we tackle loneliness, low mood and dementia

Digital Sporting Pink

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

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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.

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Author: Helen Johnston

Join a crossword masterclass

On 25 January, Sporting Memories Patron Alastair Hignell CBE and the UK's number 1 crossword setter John Halpern will be online with a live audience to create a cryptic cricket crossword – with your help.

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Author: Helen Johnston

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Our Impact

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Free weekly clubs now running

265

Volunteers trained in Sports Reminiscence

57,600

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.

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Author: Helen Johnston

PFA Practical Guide to Living with Dementia

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

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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!

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Author: John Dyer

Upcoming events

  • 28th January New Volunteer Training Session

    Thursday 28th January 9.30am – 1pm New Volunteer Training This 3.5 hour workshop is for new volunteers who haven't previously completed any training with Sporting Memories. The workshop will take place online via Zoom and will give you an overview of our organisation and equip you with the knowledge and skills to help facilitate our online clubs. This is an interactive session and an opportunity to meet other Sporting Memories volunteers. Places are to be allocated on a first come first serve Read more

Latest news

  • Our latest blog: Shining a light on loneliness

    "As a team, we have been working on our own longer-term solutions, just like the health sector has been working on COVID treatments and vaccines." Read the latest blog from Sporting Memories Co-founder Chris Wilkins Read more

  • Join a crossword masterclass

    On 25 January, Sporting Memories Patron Alastair Hignell CBE and the UK's number 1 crossword setter John Halpern will be online with a live audience to create a cryptic cricket crossword – with your help. Read more

What's happening

  • 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. Read more

  • #TalkAboutSport Wales

    Three fantastic videos from our #TalkAboutSport Weekend Wales, featuring stars from the world of Welsh sport. And a bonus link to a sporting legend who visits one of our Clubs. Read more

  • Staying active at home

    Exercise videos from our very own exercise guru Donna. Practical suggestions and demonstrations for building strength and flexibility while staying at home. Read more