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Using the rich history and heritage of sport, Sporting Memories clubs are open to any people over the age of 50 who enjoy reminiscing about their experiences of watching or playing it. The clubs take place each week and are a friendly, welcoming environment that is open to all. Many of our members attend to enjoy the company of other older sports fans, some of our members live with dementia or have memory problems, some have experienced depression, they may have had a stroke or live with Parkinson's, all have one thing in common, a love for sport!

The clubs always have volunteers or staff present who have been trained by Sporting Memories to lead the sessions which use a wide range of Sporting Memories reminiscence resources developed specifically to help prompt conversation and discussion. There is always great fun and laughter in the sessions. New friendships are forged and some remarkable sporting stories often emerge. Some of our clubs also incorporate fun physical activities such as New Age Kurling, Boccia & Darts and go on to forge links with other clubs such as Walking Football. 

The clubs are run with partner organisations and with a fantastic team of volunteers. Our academic partnerships have helped us develop a compelling evidence base of the impact the clubs have on the members (and often their carers/partners too). 




Charter Centre, 36 London Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 3JU

10am to 11:30am


Brighton & Hove


Sussex County Cricket Club, The 1st Cenral County Ground, Eaton Road, Hove BN3 3AN

10am to 11:30am




Polegate Community Centre, 54 Windsor Way, Polegate BN26 6QF

10am to 11:30am




Downsman Bowls Club, Ifield Avenue, West Green RH11 7AJ

10:30am to 12:00pm




Worthing Football Club, Woodside Road, Worthing BN14 7HQ

10am to 11:30am


The sessions are free, although a £1 donation to cover the cost of light refreshments would be welcomed. 

Anyone who would like to attend the sessions, who knows someone that would like to or who would like more information should contact Elizabeth Bigsby on 07826 256652