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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Sporting Memories for Care Homes and Hospitals

A new, annual subscription-based package, designed specifically for Care Environments. Whether you are a group of care homes, sheltered accommodation or a hospital ward, Sporting Memories is a great way of enriching the lives of older people.

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Author: Tony Jameson-Allen

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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Our Impact

120

Free weekly clubs now running

265

Volunteers trained in Sports Reminiscence

57,600

Individual attendances at clubs in 2018

Ellis Bates Chosen Charity 2019

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

Donate Books, Memorabilia and Match Programmes

Why not take a few minutes to dig out any old programmes, sports biographies, annuals, shirts, scarves, boots and any other sporting memorabilia that could be put to use at our sporting memories clubs?

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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

  • Black Tie Dinner and Charity Auction

    The Sporting Memories Foundation, in association with Autosport, Black Tie Dinner and Charity Auction, hosted by Paul O'Neill and Steve Rider. Saturday 7th December, 7pm till midnight at The Williams Conference Centre, Grove, Wantage, Oxfordshire. Read more

  • Fit for the Future - The Sporting Memories Foundation Conference

    Fit for the Future is the first annual Sporting Memories Foundation Conference and is now open for bookings. Read more

Latest news

  • A Captain’s Lasting Memories

    Sandburn Hall Golf Club Captain, Gerry MacCrory, handed over a whopping cheque for £5561 to The Sporting Memories Foundation after a year's fundraising efforts. Read more

  • Sporting Memories Changing Lives Through Physical Activity

    Sporting Memories Foundation Scotland launched the first of our monthly hub events at Calderglen Sports Hub on Tuesday 2nd April building on our vision to provide inclusive physical activity opportunities for isolated older adults across East Kilbride. Read more

What's happening

  • The Great North Run 2019 - Donate and Raise Funds!!

    Fundraising for us in this year's Great North Run: Jack Benyon, Steve Sharp and Louise Turkington. talk about what motivates them to raise finds and profile for Sporting Memories. Read more

  • Sporting Memories comes to Wales

    Rich history and heritage of sport in Wales set to support older people thanks to the Healthy and Active Fund of Welsh Government, Sport Wales and Public Health Wales. Read more

  • National Lottery Funding in Suffolk

    Sporting Memories Foundation celebrates after receiving £93k from the National Lottery to tackle rural isolation and loneliness in Suffolk Read more