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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 Wednesday group launching by popular demand.

The two groups meet fortnightly at the museum, with our Monday morning group meeting from 10.30am to 12pm, and an additional Wednesday morning group from 10:30am to 12pm.

Our memory groups are free, and refreshments are provided.

Remaining 2019 Dates

Monday 8 July

Wednesday 10 July

Monday 22 July

Wednesday 24 July

Monday 5 August

Wednesday 7 August

Monday 19 August

Wednesday 21 August

Monday 2 September

Wednesday 4 September

Monday 16 September

Wednesday 18 September

Monday 30 September

Wednesday 2 October

Monday 14 October

Wednesday 16 October

Monday 28 October

Wednesday 30 October

Monday 11 November

Wednesday 13 November

Monday 25 November

Wednesday 27 November

Monday 9 December

Wednesday 11 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 free Football Memories group meets fortnightly on Wednesdays between 1:30 and 3pm.

Remaining 2019 Dates

Wednesday 10 July

Wednesday 24 July

Wednesday 7 August

Wednesday 21 August


Wednesday 4 September

Wednesday 18 September

Wednesday 2 October

Wednesday 16 October

Wednesday 30 October

Wednesday 13 November

Wednesday 27 November

Wednesday 11 December