Dementia friendly sports clubs and venues guide launched
Feb 1: The Alzheimer's Society has published a guide for making clubs and venues more accessible and inclusive for people living with dementia
Sharing his journey in athletics – Galanos House welcomes David Moorcroft OBE
Jan 31: Our club at Galanos House Community Hub welcomed Commonwealth champion David Moorcroft OBE to their session in January.
Volunteer needed to lead Kent online Club
Jan 30: We're looking to recruit a volunteer to support the running of our weekly Kent online club
Meeting the 82-year-old Sailor of the Year 2021!
Jan 26: Sporting Memories Musselburgh met with 82 year old sailor of the year 2021, Murdoch McGregor
Calling all students! Support us through the BRIT Challenge 2023!
Jan 17: We're encouraging universities and colleges to fundraise and support us by taking part in the 2023 BRIT Challenge
Club guidance for cold temperatures - January 2023
Jan 17: Guidance for our clubs regarding the recent cold weather across the United Kingdom.
Welcome Brian! Brian Sloan to join Sporting Memories
Jan 9: The former CEO of Age Scotland will join us in the role of Development Director from February 2023 with a particular focus in our Scottish region.
CEO and Co-Founder Chris Wilkins awarded MBE in New Year Honours List 2023
Dec 30: Chris Wilkins, our Co-Founder and CEO, has been awarded an MBE for services to supporting those living with dementia and loneliness thanks to his efforts with Sporting Memories.
Bellshill School bringing festive and sporting cheer to some of our members
Dec 22: Bellshill High School pupils and Bellshill Club members round off a great year of connections
Visiting a historic ground – local Welsh clubs visit Cardiff Arms Park
Dec 19: Sporting Memories Wales has teamed up with Cardiff Rugby Museum to offer two local clubs the opportunity to visit Cardiff Arms Park during November and December 2022.
The Haileybury Society donate £1000 to Sporting Memories in memory of Peter Ellis
Dec 19: We have been donated £1000 following a collection by The Haileybury Society following the passing of cricket professional Peter Ellis.
Legendary trainer Sir Mark Prescott makes a canter to our Sudbury Club
Dec 13: The winning trainer from this year’s Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe visits our club in Sudbury to share stories from his 50-plus year career in Horse Racing.
Taking a trip to see the Dragons! Cardiff group use prize from Croeso Week for brilliant experience
Dec 6: One of our Cardiff clubs visit the Newport Dragons following winning an exclusive visit to the Rugby club as part of our Croeso Week held in March.
Funding a trip to the home of Scottish Football for our Corstorphine club
Nov 28: A generous donation from the Johnston Smillie Charitable Trust is helping to support our Corstorphine club run a series of exciting trips for members – including their recent visit to Hampden Park.
Super striker Steve makes welcome appearance at our Sandhurst Club
Nov 14: Former Chelsea and Sheffield United striker Steve Finnieston made an appearance at our club based in Sandhurst, Hampshire, earlier this year.
Checking out our new group – Darts legend Trina Gulliver visits Galanos House for launch
Nov 10: 10-time BDO World Darts Champion Trina Gulliver makes appearance at the launch of new community club at Galanos House
Pars legend Leishman visits Sporting Memories group in Dunfermline
Nov 2: Dunfermline Athletic legend and current Provost of Fife, Jim Leishman MBE, made a visit to our group at Abbeyview Bowling Club
Community united in Salford through walking football tournament
Oct 17: Sporting Memories in Greater Manchester and Salford team up with Iron Mountain for five-a-side walking football tournament, a first for the charity!
Laying down the rules – former referee John Rowbotham meets our Glenrothes club!
Oct 10: Former referee John Rowbotham shares his insight from his 18-year career in Scottish and international football with members from our Glenrothes club.
Yvonne Murray returns home to Musselburgh to share her love of sport
Oct 5: Our Patron Yvonne Murray MBE visits our club based in her home-town of Musselburgh to share her passion for sport with our members.
Sporting Memories join @lostfootballs for their exciting new book!
Sep 23: New book captures the spirit and memories behind footballs lost to time – and is available to buy now at our Online store!
Welcome back Corkerhill! Club relaunches with support from former Scotland defender
Sep 16: Former Motherwell, Celtic and Scotland defender Tom Boyd joins Sporting Memories Scotland team as our Corkerhill club returns to action
The passing of Her Majesty The Queen
Sep 8: It is with deep sadness that Sporting Memories hears of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.
Legendary Browns join Sporting Memories club in Scotland to share experiences of the beautiful game
Aug 30: We were delighted to welcome Scottish football legend Craig Brown to our Blantyre club for an online meeting, only for his brother Jock to try and upstage him with a personal appearance in Blantyre the following week!
Frankie Dettori and Trawlerman bring home the prize for Sporting Memories!
Aug 24: Sporting Memories Foundation to receive £20,000 from the Sky Bet Ebor Festival Community Sweepstake thanks to pairing with winning horse and jockey.
Scottish Club Members have access all areas day at Knockhill
Aug 4: Club members from across Scotland were invited to Knockhill Circuit as guests of ROKiT MB Motorsport and Knockhill Circuit for a special day of watching the British Touring Car Championship and Formula 4 Racing.
Former champions and Sporting Memories club members gather for Commonwealth Games Get Together
Jul 28: Ahead of the 22nd Commonwealth Games, taking place in Birmingham, we held a special online Get Together to celebrate the upcoming sporting festival with former champions and our own club members uniting to share memories.
Commonwealth Games Get Together to be hosted on 25 July
Jul 20: On Monday 25 July (between 3-5PM) Sporting Memories will be hosting an online Get Together ahead of the Commonwealth Games for all of our club members, volunteers and facilitators to attend.
Scottish football icons make their way to our clubs
Jul 6: Two of our clubs across the Sporting Memories Scotland Foundation family welcomed some special guests to their recent sessions as they heard about their journey is professional football.
Thank you Paul and Paddy Power – TalkSPORT competition raises funds for our work
Jul 5: Over the course of the 2021/22 season, Paul Hawksbee, one of our brilliant Patrons, has been participating in a score prediction competition for the Premier League, where correct scores would earn a charity of his choice some hard-earned funds.
Fundraising, Mini Golf and so much more at Stratford Sports Club
Jul 5: Stratford Sports Club have been busy with their Sporting Memories group recently through a range of physical and fundraising activities!
Fore! Kirkcaldy and St Columba's clubs try new golf game to Europe!
Jun 22: Our Kirkcaldy and St Columba's clubs have been invited over recent weeks to try an exciting new game of golf, which has just made its way to Europe!
Luther Blissett awarded OBE
Jun 1: Sporting Memories Foundation is delighted to announce that our Patron Dr Luther Blissett DL has been awarded the honour of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to football and charity.
New club in Sudbury opens with help from some Layer Road legends
May 23: We were delighted to see our latest club was launched earlier this week, as our Sudbury club, hosted at Kingfisher Leisure Centre, opened its door to people from the local community in Suffolk.
New clubs announced on the Western Isles!
May 17: We're delighted to announce that Sporting Memories Foundation Scotland, with support from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, are launching social activity clubs across the Western Isles with a focus on reducing mental health issues and social isolation for members of the community, as well as increasing opportunities for people to get together and talk about sport.
An evening to remember! – Scottish Volunteers honoured at inaugural Awards
Apr 29: Sporting Memories Foundation Scotland hosted a brilliant night of fun, laughter and sporting reminiscence as it hosted its first ever Scottish Volunteers Award evening.
Our Scotland team achieves Volunteer Friendly Award
Apr 22: Ahead of our Volunteer Awards, we’re delighted to announce that Sporting Memories Foundation Scotland have been awarded the Volunteer Friendly Award.
Our brilliant Scottish volunteers to be recognised through awards evening
Apr 12: Sporting Memories Scotland will be hosting its inaugural Scottish Volunteer Awards evening to recognise some of the charity’s amazing volunteers, with Livingston legend Jim Leishman and Olympic Curling champion Millie Smith handing out accolades at the Tony Macaroni Arena in Livingston on Thursday 28 April.
We're supporting the Open Goal campaign
Apr 6: We’re supporting the Sport for Development Coalition’s ‘Open Goal’ campaign, which will showcase how sport and physical activity can contribute to building a fairer, more equitable and sustainable future.
Covid-19 Update – March 2022
Mar 31: With the latest increase in Covid-19 cases across the United Kingdom, we are sharing information on the latest rules for each nation we operate in across the UK along with our updated recommendations for upcoming sessions to ensure the safety of club facilitators, session supporters and members.
Generations gather for Sporting Memories celebration event in Wales
Mar 29: On Wednesday 23 March, Sporting Memories Wales welcomed club members from across South Wales and young pupils from Maindee Primary School for a brilliant multi-generational day of fun and celebration to mark the charity’s ‘Croeso Week’.
Sporting Memories Wales hosting ‘Croeso Week’ to recognise its clubs across the nation!
Mar 18: Between 21-27 March 2022, Sporting Memories Wales will be celebrating its clubs and activity across Wales through ‘Croeso Week’.
A masterclass from a legend! – Graham Gooch joins us in Leyton
Mar 14: As part of our ongoing sessions alongside Essex Cricket in the Community, we were delighted to have England and Essex legend Graham Gooch share his knowledge and insights from his cricketing career with us at Sporting Memories.
From Leeds to Chicago - Jim McCalliog joins Sporting Memories club in Blantyre to share stories from his brilliant career
Mar 9: Sporting Memories Scotland were delighted to welcome former Wolves, Southampton and Scotland midfielder Jim McCalliog to our club in Blantyre earlier this month (9 March) as he shared stories of 16-year playing career across two continents!
Steve Finan: For the love of Fitba
Mar 4: Sporting Memories Scotland recently welcomed Steve Finan, the creator of the Lifted Over the Turnstiles series of books, to Glenrothes to discuss his passion for sport and beyond.
Hello Croydon! We welcome Asian Resource Centre to our network of clubs
Feb 25: We welcomed the Asian Resource Centre Croydon (ARCC) to our network of clubs, as they held their first session on Friday 25th February – in doing so they became our first club to be predominantly focused on engaging with Asian older people.
Welcome Dunfermline! New club opens at Abbeyview Bowling Club
Feb 16: We were delighted to open our latest club in Scotland earlier this week, as we hosted our first ever session in Dunfermline at the Abbeyview Bowling Club.
Sporting Memories teams up with the British Inspiration Trust
Jan 14: We’re pleased to announce that we’re joining forces with the British Inspiration Trust (BRIT) ahead of their upcoming challenge.
Omicron update - January 2022
Jan 13: In January 2022, we published further guidance to our Sporting Memories clubs across England and Wales following the latest information on the Omicron variant in the Coronavirus pandemic.