The first ever Welsh Memories Weekend kicks off this weekend and we want to hear your memories of your first game - be it playing or watching sport.

The dates are poignant as September is World Alzheimer’s Month, Saturday the 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day. Fans, clubs, players and personalities from the world of sport will be showing their support for the first Memories Weekend across Wales.

The Memories Weekend is an opportunity for clubs, players and intergenerational fans to celebrate the rich history and heritage of sport in Wales, whilst raising awareness of three of the biggest challenges facing our society: depression, loneliness and dementia.

2019’s focus will be on fan engagement through sharing memories of ‘My First Game’. The key aims of the weekend are to raise awareness of the three conditions and the impact they have, to unite fans, families and generations in sharing memories of their first game and to raise funds to support the opening of further free Sporting Memories Clubs in Wales.

Fans can get involved in various ways:

Tweet about the weekend to @Sportsmemnet including the hashtag #MyFirstGame

Encourage younger fans to interview their parents or grandparents for memories of their first match and to post their films, pictures or words, including the hashtag #MyFirstGame

Record a short film of recalling your own first match and share on social media platforms, include @Sportsmemnet on Twitter or @thesmf on Instagram and use the hashtag #MyFirstGame

Donate £5 to the campaign by texting MyFirstGame to 70085 to help open more weekly clubs across Wales

Thanks to a grant from the Healthy and Active Fund, provided by Sport Wales, Public Health Wales and the Welsh Government, Sporting Memories is working in partnership with Cardiff City FC Foundation, College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, Derwen (Housing Association), Glamorgan County Cricket Club and Cricket Wales, Ospreys in the Community, Sporting Memories Network CIC, Swansea Council, Vi-Ability and The Pollen Shop to open 30 free weekly Sporting Memories Clubs.

Find out how you can volunteer, fundraise or donate