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.


Author: John Dyer

One-to-one reminiscence videos

A short film looking at reminiscence over the telephone, with guidance and tips on using simple audio contact and suggestions for resources. This is followed by our one-to-one reminiscence training video.


Author: Helen Johnston

Keeping active

Keep active with "The Super Six" strength and balance exercises and other ideas for exercising at home.


Author: John Dyer


Our Impact


Free weekly clubs now running


Volunteers trained in Sports Reminiscence


Individual attendances at clubs in 2019

The 'Sporting Memories' radio series

Appearing on talkSPORT national radio, Club members recall their own special Sporting Memories in a unique series funded by the Audio Content Fund and produced by Tongue Tied Productions.


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.



Virtual Great North Run

How you can run to fundraise for Sporting Memories in the Virtual Great North Run, on 13 September 2020.


Author: Helen Johnston

Latest news

  • Blog: "Oggy, oggy, oggy!"

    Last year, our Funding Manger Kelly ran the Great North Run. She was part of our truly fantastic team of runners raising money for Sporting Memories. Kelly tells us about this remarkable day – and what this year brings... Read more

  • Destination Adelaide

    Celebrating 50 years since the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, we came together online with our Sporting Memories friends in Australia. Joining Club members and facilitators was Commonwealth and Olympic athlete Gillian Cooke. Read more

What's happening

  • Virtual Great North Run

    How you can run to fundraise for Sporting Memories in the Virtual Great North Run, on 13 September 2020. Read more

  • 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. Read more

  • Vacancies

    The latest job opportunities with Sporting Memories Read more