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.



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.


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


Free weekly clubs now running


Volunteers trained in Sports Reminiscence


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


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?



Help us with our evaluation

We are looking for volunteers to help interview some of our club members about their experiences


Author: Tony Jameson-Allen

Upcoming events

  • Volunteer Training for ToastLoveCoffee Cafe Sporting Memories Club

    A weekly Sporting Memories Club kicks off every Friday morning 11 till Noon on 1st November, This is a training session for volunteers to help run the sessions Read more

  • The Memories Weekend

    The Sporting Memories Foundation is delighted to launch the first ever Welsh Memories Weekend on the 21st and 22nd September 2019. We're calling for sports fans of all ages to share their favourite memories of their first game. #MyFirstGame 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

  • About The Learning Zone

    We have developed an online Learning Zone. It is an educational resource for use by those running Sporting Memories Clubs and Groups and those who deliver one-to-one reminiscence, it can be particularly useful for those that aren’t able to attend a training session. Read more

  • Sporting Memories Charter

    The Sporting Memories Network (SMN) is a community interest company (CIC), the first of its kind dedicated to the development and use of sports reminiscence, inclusive physical activities and intergenerational activities to support isolated older people across the UK. Read more

  • Join The Squad Campaign Launch

    The Sporting Memories Foundation is launching a ground-breaking campaign this weekend at Championship matches across December, to support former players and older fans living with dementia. Read more