Book launch: 17 June 2021

"Kent’s Sporting Memories" is to be launched at a free online event hosted by former rugby union Wales international and British and Irish Lion John Taylor. Read more

EURO memories

As Turkey faces Italy in the first match of EURO 2020, who better to kick off our 'EURO memories' series than footballer Hamit Altıntop – part of the Turkey squad that reached the EURO 2008 semi-finals. Hamit got in touch with our EURO series author and collector, Sporting Memories' Graham Leydon. Read more

Agnes and Bob

For Carers Week 2021, Agnes – who cares for her husband, Bob – talks about what Sporting Memories means to her and the sense of belonging she has found. Read more

Watch 'An Active Future with Dementia'

Take a look back at the inspirational projects that featured in our 'An Active Future with Dementia' online events, supported by the Life Changes Trust. Read more

Blazing a volunteering trail

Intergenerational volunteering: "Volunteering with the team has enhanced my confidence and communication skills. Knowing I am able to bring generations together to have a laugh is an amazing feeling." Read more

Reflections - and thank you

We are ever grateful to our volunteers. And this extraordinary year has been no exception. We shall be hearing from some of our volunteers, exploring what it means to be a Sporting Memories volunteer, and looking at the variety of roles we have on offer. Read more

The Great North Run 2021

We have places! To join the Official Great North Run on Sunday 12 September 2021, as part of the Sporting Memories Squad. Read more

A new KITbag partnership

A partnership between Sporting Memories - with the support of Suffolk County Council - and Ipswich Dementia Action Alliance sees the distribution of the Sporting Memories KITbag to older adults within the area. Read more

Back to where it all began: East Lothian

We have teamed up with Ageing Well East Lothian to offer two fantastic taster sessions for anyone in the area looking to find out more about what we do. Read more

It’s a knock-on effect

An article for Dementia Action Week 2021. On a fragmented care system and the reality of caring for someone who is living with dementia. And what Sporting Memories can mean to our Club members, their carers and families. Read more

Paul shares his Sporting Memories story

Since the turn of the year, the Huddersfield Town Foundation has been delivering Sporting Memories virtually. One regular attendee is Paul, a lifelong Town fan who joined the programme to compensate for the loss of interaction with other supporters on a match day. Read more

Active Future with Dementia event

We are excited to bring you, in partnership with Life Changes Trust, a thrilling two-day online event celebrating how we can have an active future with dementia. Register now for your free place. Read more

Stop press! The 'Sporting Pink' hits social media

That's right. Last year, the printed Sporting Pink announced a digital version. This year? Three social media channels of dedicated 'Sporting Pink' content. Read more

Tackling loneliness

What we have learned during lockdown supports future conversations, as we continue our long-term work tackling loneliness. We feature in the latest report from the Campaign to End Loneliness. Read more

Opportunities for older people to take part in sport

'Scotsman' article highlights the value of community sports for older people Read more

Stepping out with Rugby Greats

Announcing Steps for Sporting Memories: Rugby Greats. The latest in our series of virtual walks. With a special message from former England International Alastair Hignell CBE. Read more

Conquering Everest. Seventeen times!

Members of the Leeds United Foundation Sporting Memories Club and volunteers have stepped an incredible 1 million (and counting) virtual steps. Read more

One year on

On 18 March 2020, all Sporting Memories Clubs were temporarily suspended. We often speak of the ‘Sporting Memories family’. One year on, we mark the strength and resilience of our family with a huge THANK YOU. Read more

Sandhurst celebrates!

Sporting Memories Clubs in Sandhurst and Eastleigh have had more than one reason to celebrate, including recognition of the wonderful work of the Clubs' volunteers. Read more

Stephen Halkett, Ambassador

We are delighted to welcome long-time supporter and fundraiser Stephen Halkett as a Sporting Memories Foundation Scotland Ambassador. Read more

Salt Lake City and a very special gang

Olympic champion curler Debbie Knox MBE tells us how she came to arrive in Salt Lake City - a journey that began when she was 13. Read more

Creating the ultimate team experience

On a theme psychological rather than physical, manager to Great Britain Women hockey at the Rio Olympics John Hurst explores how everything came together to an unforgettable conclusion. Read more

Experiencing the Opening Ceremony

From Charlotte Thompson, Director of Strategic Planning at the British Olympic Association: "I think back to that night and remember so boldly the all-consuming smells, sights and sounds of the industrial age – quite literally the most amazing scene I’ve ever witnessed." Read more