Bob Moncur enjoys Sporting Memories session in Dunston

We recently welcomed former Newcastle United captain Bob Moncur to our session in Dunston, near Gateshead.

Magpies legend Bob was invited along to the weekly session held at St Nicholas Church Hall in Dunston where he shared tales from his time playing and captaining Newcastle, including being part of the team that lifted the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1969.

Bob also got stuck into the activities on offer during the session with him taking part in the New Age Kurling alongside members of the club in a fun but also competitive environment.

It was Sporting Memories second activity with Bob following a recent trip to St. James’s Park, where members from the Dunston club were invited along for a special tour of the stadium and to take in the Magpies’ Premier League clash with Leicester City thanks to, with Bob being a tour guide in his role as a Newcastle United Ambassador.

Speaking on his time at the Dunston club, Bob reflected: “It’s been an absolute pleasure and I’m always thrilled to get invited along to sessions like this with Sporting Memories.

“I’m going away from this with a really nice feeling after chatting with the group about times gone by. It’s also been very well organised and you can tell the people who come along get a real enjoyment from being part of this.”

Chris Wilkins, Co-Founder and CEO of Sporting Memories, was also in attendance at the session in and was thrilled to welcome Bob along. “We were thrilled to welcome Bob to our club in Dunston following his time with some of the members at St. James’s Park in May.

“Bob seemed to be delighted that a few of the members recognised him and he spoke brilliantly about his career as well as enjoying the Kurling that was put on by our volunteers. A huge thank you to Bob and Newcastle United for making the session possible.”

To find out more about the Dunston club, please contact James Fellows on

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