We are Sporting Memories. We are dedicated to bringing together older adults to talk about and remember sport. We provide social and physical activities, too. At Sporting Memories Clubs, everyone finds fun, friendship and increased well-being.

The older adults who come to our online or community-based Clubs may be isolated, or living with low mood, dementia or other long-term conditions. Everyone has one thing in common: a love of talking about and remembering sport!

We also run campaigns and projects – and work in partnership with organisations. And of course without our dedicated volunteer teams, we could not do the work we do.

Sporting Memories Clubs

There are over 120 Sporting Memories Clubs across Scotland, Wales and England. These include online Clubs. The supportive, welcoming and structured sessions they offer are proven to help build cognitive resilience for those living with dementia. Mental and physical well-being increases too. Find out more about our Clubs

Carers of those who come along to Sporting Memories Clubs are just as important to us as our Club participants. While carers are welcome to stay at our sessions, they often tell us that when able to, they enjoy the opportunity to go out for a coffee, shop, socialise with friends or share stories with each other. Read our Information for carers

Our partners and volunteers

We have fantastic teams of skilled and dedicated volunteers. Find out more about volunteering with Sporting Memories. You can also hear from our volunteers

Our Sporting Memories staff teams and dedicated volunteers have played a key role in the development and creation of our dynamic response to the COVID-19 outbreak, week to week and as we look to future evolution.

We also work to enhance the lives of younger people, through intergenerational projects.

And by working with academic institutes and organisations, we are able to evaluate the positive health and social impact of our work and partnerships.

With the support of our partners, we run projects and campaigns. Read about some of our projects and how together we make a difference

Our Theory of Change: To build friendships, grow shared identities, connect generations, stimulate minds and extend active and healthy lives

Other ways to get involved

We have exciting partnership opportunities. Find out more about the Sporting Memories Social Licence

Could you make a donation to help support our work?

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And don't forget to talk about sport! It's a fantastic way to connect with someone who may be feeling lonely. Read about our latest campaign, #TalkAboutSport