In partnership with SportsUnited, the very first international Sporting Memories clubs are opening in the city of Adelaide, Australia.

SportsUnited are a not-for-profit organisation who specialise in providing free sporting opportunities to those at risk of social exclusion. Their work encourages communities to harmonise and creates areas of social connections across individuals and organisations by improving the skills of the people, in safe and supportive environments.

In July 2019, Dr Richard McGrath, founding member of SportsUnited and Lecturer in Health Sciences at University of South Australia, visited two long standing UK Clubs, Northallerton and Sandhurst. Richard met with volunteers and participants to get a real feel for the environment that the clubs create. Getting first hand feedback to how the clubs impact the lives of those with dementia, depression and loneliness, and seeing how they operate, providing a friendly environment to encourage social inclusion and physical activity.

During his UK visit, Richard also met with co-founder, Tony Jameson-Allen, to discuss a social license export with Sporting Memories. As a result, SportsUnited now hold a three year license to set up a series of Sporting Memories Clubs across South Australia.

We’re delighted to announce that the first two clubs will be located in the Adelaide neighbourhoods of Alberton and Unley, commencing at the end of September. More information can be found on the South Australian page.

 

Keep up to date with the growth of all of our clubs on the Find a Club page.