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

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

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

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.

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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

  • #DementiaDo PFA Session

    Thursday 18th March 1pm - 4.30pm
    #DementiaDo...the Basics presented by Andy Tysoe and Tommy Dunne. Read more

Latest news

  • One of my favourite sporting moments

    From Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE, on watching David Weir competing in 2012. "Each of his finals was incredible to watch. But my favourite was the 1500m." Read more

  • Rugby fans scrum down for Six Nations Get Together

    Rugby fans from across the Sporting Memories family came together for 80 minutes of fascinating Six Nations memories in our first ever Scrum Down event – while stars of rugby re-lived special moments. Read more

What's happening

  • Sporting Memories #KITbag service in Wales

    For older people who are currently inactive and would like encouragement and support to be active at home, the Sporting Memories #KITbag provides equipment, motivation, guidance – and opportunities for companionship. This page tells you more about the service in Wales Read more

  • 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