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

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By sharing memories of sporting moments however big or small, people are instantly connected, reawakening thoughts feelings and times that would have otherwise been undiscovered all because of a passion for sport.

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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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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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  • Supporting Former Footballers Living With Dementia

    Steve Elliott celebrated his 60th birthday in September. A former professional footballer, Steve started his career at Nottingham Forest after signing apprentice forms with Brian Clough and later signed professional forms at the age of 18. Read more

  • British Sports Awards

    The Sporting Memories Network has been shortlisted for an award at the British Sports Awards on the 6th December 2018. It recognises the dedication and hard work of our wonderful volunteers. Read more

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  • Care Settings Package

    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. Read more

  • Shortlisted for the Football Business Awards

    The Sporting Memories Foundation is the World's 1st Charity dedicated to Football and Sports Reminiscence & Physical Activities, has been shortlisted for the Football Business Awards 2018. Read more

  • Changing Lives In Scotland

    Sporting Memories Network Scotland is one of 17 community-based sport and physical activity projects from across Scotland, to benefit from a £1million cash windfall as part of a new programme aimed at changing lives and creating a more inclusive and healthier nation Read more