Sporting Memories teams up with the British Inspiration Trust

We’re pleased to announce that we’re joining forces with the British Inspiration Trust (BRIT) a charity that supports young adults with their mental wellbeing and fitness to avoid feelings of loneliness and isolation Read more

Omicron update - January 2022

Our latest update in response to the Omicron variant in the Coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Update on the Omicron variant

Susie Brindley, our Chief Operating Officer, provides our updated response to the Omicron variant and how clubs should proceed moving forward. Read more

Build Dreams, Create Change

We've been helping the National Lottery to celebrate its 27th Birthday and say thank you – as an installation inspired by our projects and those of four other organisations was unveiled in Trafalgar Square by actor and singer Alexandra Burke. Read more

An audience with Scottish track legends

Fife Sporting Memories members and volunteers came together to celebrate the career of two Scottish athletics legends, Yvonne Murray MBE and fitness coach Stuart Hogg. Read more

Raise free funds when you shop online

Whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Sporting Memories, with easyfundraising. Read more

'Every Fit Man Wanted'

Sporting Memories volunteer Peter Bloor explores what happened to two sportsmen who answered a call during the First World War to 'Play the Greater Game': Julius Gregory and Thomas Parkyn Blades. Read more

Andrew Watson: the first black international footballer

An article for Black History Month by Sporting Memories Group Delivery and Practice Coordinator – and Historian to the Hampden Collection – Jim Purvis. Read more

Welcome to Letchworth Sporting Memories Club

A brand new Sporting Memories Club has opened its doors – in Letchworth Garden City. Read more

Welcome to Gilvenbank Community Sports Hub

Volunteers at Fife's latest Sporting Memories Club have opened the Hub door for the first time to local people. They spent the session getting to know each other by reminiscing about their iconic sporting moments, taking part in a quiz, and doing gentle exercise. Read more

Care home opening and a new partnership

We attended the official opening of Peony Court care home in Croyden. We are delighted to be working in partnership with Barchester Healthcare, which Peony Court is a part of, and the Asian Resource Centre of Croyden. Read more

BBC Radio Lancashire Award

Chorley FC and Leyland Sporting Memories Clubs were Highly Commended in this year's BBC Radio Lancashire 'Make a Difference' Awards. Read more

Can you spare a couple of hours a week, from home?

We are looking for online volunteers! Sporting Memories online Clubs have proved so successful that many will continue – in addition to our ‘in-person’ Clubs that have once again opened their doors. Read more

The 2021 Sporting Memories GNR Squad

Our Sporting Memories Squad of 19 is set to run, as the Great North Run celebrates 40 years. Find out how you can support them. Read more

Writing Wednesdays: Shirt Tales, Part 3

"Porto". The third in a series of travel writing – as collecting football shirts turns into an obsession that takes writer and musician Gareth Ashton around the world. Read more

Craig: Running for Sporting Memories

Next up in our Squad profiles: Craig Goldsworthy, who is running the 2021 Great North Run for Sporting Memories. Read more

Nikki and Paul: Running for Sporting Memories

Nikki and Paul, from Newcastle, are running the 2021 Great North Run half-marathon for Sporting Memories. Nikki tells us more. Read more

Our newest Patrons

We warmly welcome Professor Claire Surr and Professor Alistair Burns, who join us as Patrons. Read more

Alex: Running for Sporting Memories

The chance to run the Great North Run, and to raise funds for a charity that meant something, was too good to resist. But it was an experience while working in his role as Communications Lead at Kirklees Council that provided the best motivation. Read more

Writing Wednesdays: Shirt Tales, part 2

"AC Milan v. Lazio: 16 February 2003". The second in a series of travel writing – as collecting football shirts turns into an obsession that takes writer and musician Gareth Ashton around the world. Read more

Tara: Running for Sporting Memories

Tara tells us how she got into running - and just what it means to her. As she prepares to run the Great North Run 2021 for Sporting Memories. Read more

Writing Wednesdays: Shirt Tales

"Russian around Moscow. Summer 2013". The first in a series of travel writing – as collecting football shirts turns into an obsession that takes writer and musician Gareth Ashton around the world. Part 1: "The warning signs on the fences should have been enough to warn me off." Read more

10 weeks to go!

On 14 October 2021 we mark our 10th anniversary. Find out what we have in store over the next 10 weeks. Read more