We understand the power of sport can reignite and reconnect isolated older people.

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 at home with "The Super Six" strength and balance exercises.


Author: John Dyer


Our Impact


Free weekly clubs now running


Volunteers trained in Sports Reminiscence


Individual attendances at clubs in 2019

"Turning on a sixpence": Adapting to a crisis

A blog by Sporting Memories co-founder Chris Wilkins on the organisation's rapid transition in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.


Author: Helen Johnston

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.



Sporting Memories Weekly

Welcome to 'Sporting Memories Weekly' - our weekly video broadcast bringing you sporting reminiscence, features, exercise tips and more. You may even recognise a few of our contributors!


Author: Helen Johnston

Latest news

What's happening

  • What we do

    We’re Sporting Memories. We are the world’s first charity dedicated to using sports-based reminiscence, social activities and physical activity to enhance the well-being of older adults and tackle social isolation. Read more

  • Vacancies

    The latest job opportunities with Sporting Memories Read more

  • 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. Read more