Tackling dementia, depression and loneliness through the power of sport

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We are a charity and social enterprise that uses the power of remembering and talking about sport – along with physical exercise – to tackle dementia, depression, and loneliness in older people.

We currently have over 100 in-person and digital clubs operating across England, Scotland and Wales and also in the Southern Hemisphere across Australia and New Zealand.

Our clubs are dedicated to bringing older people together with the aim of making a positive difference in their lives by providing them with a welcoming, supportive and structured environment where they can develop emotional confidence to improve their lives for the better.

We provide social and physical activities that allow older people and all those connected with them, from family members and carers, to have fun whilst creating relationships and companionship with people in their local community.

Our Structure

We are made up of four entities as a charity and social enterprise which allow us to spread our clubs across England, Scotland and Wales. They are:

  • The Sporting Memories Foundation
  • The Sporting Memories Foundation Scotland
  • Sporting Memories Network CIC
  • Sporting Memories Network Scotland CIC


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

Find a club

Want to know where your nearest Sporting Memories club is? Visit our find a club page to check our your local club here!

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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