FC United of Manchester and Altrincham team up for Sporting Memories


The National League North match between FC United of Manchester (FCUM) and Altrincham has been designated a Sporting Memories ‘#MemoriesMatch’ at Broadhurst Park on Saturday (February 9).

The Sporting Memories Foundation is the world's first charity dedicated to sports reminiscence and physical activities, supporting older people with dementia, depression and loneliness by engaging them socially and helping to recall memories of watching or playing sport.

On Saturday, a walking football match will take place on the training pitch next to Broadhurst Park between supporters of FCUM and Altrincham, as well as a retro spot-the-ball competition and a Sporting Memories information stand will be situated in the function room ahead of the 3pm kick-off.

Both teams are due to warm up in Sporting Memories shirts while a photo will be taken of the captains and referee with an old-style football prior to the game.

FCUM’s Broadhurst Park home plays host to a well-attended weekly Sporting Memories group and will be welcoming Roy Cavanagh, a prolific author of books on Manchester United, to this Friday’s session (February 8).

Roy will be discussing his latest books – ‘Gentleman John’ (on former Manchester United skipper Johnny Carey) and ‘Bishop United’ (about the key support given by amateur club Bishop Auckland to United after the Munich air disaster).

Andy Tysoe, Sporting Memories Area Project Coordinator (Greater Manchester) will also be giving a presentation to a delegation of representatives from 15 other European football clubs who, like FCUM, are fan-owned.

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