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.

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Author: John Dyer

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.

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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.

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Author: Helen Johnston

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Our Impact

130

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

An evening to remember

Join former British and Irish Lions and our guest presenters as we head off on tour. Free to attend, with all donations going towards our work.

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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!

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Author: John Dyer

Upcoming events

  • Magna Vitae Training Session

    A workshop for Magna Vitae staff & volunteers, taking place on Tuesday 8th June. Find out more! Read more

  • Register today

    Register now for your free place at our unique evening event. Join us on 27 May for 'A Tour of the Lions' Den'. With former British and Irish Lions and our very special hosts. Read more

Latest news

  • Paul shares his Sporting Memories story

    Since the turn of the year, the Huddersfield Town Foundation has been delivering Sporting Memories virtually. One regular attendee is Paul, a lifelong Town fan who joined the programme to compensate for the loss of interaction with other supporters on a match day. Read more

  • Active Future with Dementia event

    We are excited to bring you, in partnership with Life Changes Trust, a thrilling two-day online event celebrating how we can have an active future with dementia. Register now for your free place. Read more

What's happening

  • Risca RFC Sporting Memories Club

    Weekly Club
    Risca RFC Stores Field, Tredegar Terrace Risca Caerphilly NP11 6BY
    Every Thursday 11:15 - 1:15PM
    {Information updated May 2021} Read more

  • 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. Read more

  • Rumney Hub, Cardiff, Sporting Memories Club

    Weekly Club
    Rumney Hub Llanstephan Road Rumney Cardiff CF3 3JA
    Every Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00
    {Information updated May 2021} Read more