Welcome Brian! Brian Sloan to join Sporting Memories

Sporting Memories is delighted to announce that Brian Sloan will be joining the organisation on 6 February 2023 to take up the position of Development Director.

Brian has been the CEO of Age Scotland for over a decade and has overseen the leadership of the national charity as they increased their support for older people throughout the past 10 years.

This was particularly highlighted during the Covid-19 pandemic where Age Scotland supported thousands of older people alongside their families and carers who were affected or isolated during the lockdowns.

Brian’s new role with Sporting Memories will see him predominantly focus his efforts in Scotland and how we can expand our network of clubs in the region as well as creating new partnerships that will enable the long-term development of our services to older people.

Brian is looking forward to joining Sporting Memories next month. “I have always had a huge admiration of Sporting Memories so I am delighted to be joining such a fantastic organisation,” he said.

“I hope my passion for sport and experience of working with older people will support the continued growth of Sporting Memories in Scotland allowing its older people to stay connected with their love for sport. Being physically, mentally and socially engaged is vital for your health and wellbeing and Sporting Memories key offerings provide participants with these essential opportunities.”

Speaking on the appointment of Brian, Chris Wilkins MBE, CEO of Sporting Memories, commented: “We’re thrilled to have Brian on board and look forward to welcoming him as part of our wonderful team in February.

“It’s a real coup for us to have Brian on board and he will undoubtedly enhance our work and reputation across Scotland and beyond with his knowledge and understanding of the challenges older people face and the support they need to enjoy fulfilling lives; and how through our clubs we can provide a positive impact on all of our members and their respective carers and families.”


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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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