Tackling dementia, depression and loneliness through the power of sport

Scottish Club Members have access all areas day at Knockhill

Aug 4: Club members from across Scotland were invited to Knockhill Circuit as guests of ROKiT MB Motorsport and Knockhill Circuit for a special day of watching the British Touring Car Championship and Formula 4 Racing.

Former champions and Sporting Memories club members gather for Commonwealth Games Get Together

Jul 28: Ahead of the 22nd Commonwealth Games, taking place in Birmingham, we held a special online Get Together to celebrate the upcoming sporting festival with former champions and our own club members uniting to share memories.

Commonwealth Games Get Together to be hosted on 25 July

Jul 20: On Monday 25 July (between 3-5PM) Sporting Memories will be hosting an online Get Together ahead of the Commonwealth Games for all of our club members, volunteers and facilitators to attend.

Scottish football icons make their way to our clubs

Jul 6: Two of our clubs across the Sporting Memories Scotland Foundation family welcomed some special guests to their recent sessions as they heard about their journey is professional football.

Thank you Paul and Paddy Power – TalkSPORT competition raises funds for our work

Jul 5: Over the course of the 2021/22 season, Paul Hawksbee, one of our brilliant Patrons, has been participating in a score prediction competition for the Premier League, where correct scores would earn a charity of his choice some hard-earned funds.

Fundraising, Mini Golf and so much more at Stratford Sports Club

Jul 5: Stratford Sports Club have been busy with their Sporting Memories group recently through a range of physical and fundraising activities!

Fore! Kirkcaldy and St Columba's clubs try new golf game to Europe!

Jun 22: Our Kirkcaldy and St Columba's clubs have been invited over recent weeks to try an exciting new game of golf, which has just made its way to Europe!

Luther Blissett awarded OBE

Jun 1: Sporting Memories Foundation is delighted to announce that our Patron Dr Luther Blissett DL has been awarded the honour of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to football and charity.

New club in Sudbury opens with help from some Layer Road legends

May 23: We were delighted to see our latest club was launched earlier this week, as our Sudbury club, hosted at Kingfisher Leisure Centre, opened its door to people from the local community in Suffolk.

New clubs announced on the Western Isles!

May 17: We're delighted to announce that Sporting Memories Foundation Scotland, with support from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, are launching social activity clubs across the Western Isles with a focus on reducing mental health issues and social isolation for members of the community, as well as increasing opportunities for people to get together and talk about sport.

An evening to remember! – Scottish Volunteers honoured at inaugural Awards

Apr 29: Sporting Memories Foundation Scotland hosted a brilliant night of fun, laughter and sporting reminiscence as it hosted its first ever Scottish Volunteers Award evening.

Our Scotland team achieves Volunteer Friendly Award

Apr 22: Ahead of our Volunteer Awards, we’re delighted to announce that Sporting Memories Foundation Scotland have been awarded the Volunteer Friendly Award.

Our brilliant Scottish volunteers to be recognised through awards evening

Apr 12: Sporting Memories Scotland will be hosting its inaugural Scottish Volunteer Awards evening to recognise some of the charity’s amazing volunteers, with Livingston legend Jim Leishman and Olympic Curling champion Millie Smith handing out accolades at the Tony Macaroni Arena in Livingston on Thursday 28 April.

We're supporting the Open Goal campaign

Apr 6: We’re supporting the Sport for Development Coalition’s ‘Open Goal’ campaign, which will showcase how sport and physical activity can contribute to building a fairer, more equitable and sustainable future.

Covid-19 Update – March 2022

Mar 31: With the latest increase in Covid-19 cases across the United Kingdom, we are sharing information on the latest rules for each nation we operate in across the UK along with our updated recommendations for upcoming sessions to ensure the safety of club facilitators, session supporters and members.

Generations gather for Sporting Memories celebration event in Wales

Mar 29: On Wednesday 23 March, Sporting Memories Wales welcomed club members from across South Wales and young pupils from Maindee Primary School for a brilliant multi-generational day of fun and celebration to mark the charity’s ‘Croeso Week’.

Sporting Memories Wales hosting ‘Croeso Week’ to recognise its clubs across the nation!

Mar 18: Between 21-27 March 2022, Sporting Memories Wales will be celebrating its clubs and activity across Wales through ‘Croeso Week’.

A masterclass from a legend! – Graham Gooch joins us in Leyton

Mar 14: As part of our ongoing sessions alongside Essex Cricket in the Community, we were delighted to have England and Essex legend Graham Gooch share his knowledge and insights from his cricketing career with us at Sporting Memories.

From Leeds to Chicago - Jim McCalliog joins Sporting Memories club in Blantyre to share stories from his brilliant career

Mar 9: Sporting Memories Scotland were delighted to welcome former Wolves, Southampton and Scotland midfielder Jim McCalliog to our club in Blantyre earlier this month (9 March) as he shared stories of 16-year playing career across two continents!

Steve Finan: For the love of Fitba

Mar 4: Sporting Memories Scotland recently welcomed Steve Finan, the creator of the Lifted Over the Turnstiles series of books, to Glenrothes to discuss his passion for sport and beyond.

Hello Croydon! We welcome Asian Resource Centre to our network of clubs

Feb 25: We welcomed the Asian Resource Centre Croydon (ARCC) to our network of clubs, as they held their first session on Friday 25th February – in doing so they became our first club to be predominantly focused on engaging with Asian older people.

Welcome Dunfermline! New club opens at Abbeyview Bowling Club

Feb 16: We were delighted to open our latest club in Scotland earlier this week, as we hosted our first ever session in Dunfermline at the Abbeyview Bowling Club.

Sporting Memories teams up with the British Inspiration Trust

Jan 14: We’re pleased to announce that we’re joining forces with the British Inspiration Trust (BRIT) ahead of their upcoming challenge.

Omicron update - January 2022

Jan 13: In January 2022, we published further guidance to our Sporting Memories clubs across England and Wales following the latest information on the Omicron variant in the Coronavirus pandemic.

Volunteers

We’re always on the lookout for volunteers to help run our clubs all across England, Scotland and Wales – find out more here.

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Our impact

Reducing Isolation

Bringing older people together to reduce isolation and loneliness

Mental Wellbeing

Supporting older people to improve their mental wellbeing

Physical Wellbeing

Getting older people active to live healthier lifestyles

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