Sporting Memories

Love talking football? Come along to our friendly Sporting Memories group. Chat, share memories and meet other older sports fans.

Take inspiration from our exhibitions and our extensive museum collection, and share your personal stories of players, games and grounds with like-minded visitors.

The Sporting Memories Network have regular get-togethers around the country, using sport as a way to help people meet others, talk about their experiences and make new friends. The National Football Museum sessions have been a hit with visitors, with a second afternoon group launching by popular demand.

The two groups meet fortnightly at the museum, with the morning group meeting from 10.30am to 12pm, and the afternoon group from 1pm to 3pm.

Free, refreshments provided.

2018 Dates

Monday 1 October

Monday 15 October

Monday 29 October

Monday 12 November

Monday 26 November

Monday 10 December


Dementia-friendly Football Memories

The Football Memories reminiscence programme is for older people and those living with dementia.

The programme consists of museum memory tours and outreach activities in community and residential care settings. Reminiscence can support wellbeing and tackle social isolation. Many people living with dementia may have short term memory problems, but often long term memory is preserved. Football reminiscence sessions provide opportunities for participants to share memories, connect with those around them and maintain social connections.

Our Football Memories group meets fortnightly on Wednesdays between 1:30 and 3pm.

2018 Dates

Wednesday 3 October

Wednesday 17 October

Wednesday 31 October

Wednesday 14 November

Wednesday 28 November

Wednesday 12 December