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.

2019 Dates

Monday 21 January

Monday 4 February

Monday 18 February

Monday 4 March

Monday 18 March

Wednesday 20 March

Monday 1 April

Wednesday 3 April

Monday 15 April

Wednesday 17 April

Monday 29 April

Wednesday 1 May

Monday 13 May

Wednesday 15 May

Monday 27 May

Wednesday 29 May

Monday 10 June

Wednesday 12 June

Monday 24 June

Wednesday 26 June

 

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.

2019 Dates

Wednesday 23 January

Wednesday 6 February

Wednesday 20 February

Wednesday 6 March

 

Wednesday 20 March

Wednesday 3 April

Wednesday 17 April

Wednesday 1 May

Wednesday 15 May

Wednesday 29 May

Wednesday 12 June

Wednesday 26 June