The Huddersfield Town Foundation has teamed up with Sporting Memories to launch a new programme providing reminiscence and activity sessions in Kirklees.

The Sporting Memories initiative is set to start in October with the aim of improving the well-being of isolated people. The programme includes weekly sessions where participants will be encouraged to interact and participate in activities through the topic of sports.

The sessions will aim to engage elderly people who are living with dementia, depression and loneliness; through social activities with a key sports theme.

Sharing sporting moments instantly connects people to create new relationships and friendships, helping people to realise they are not facing life’s challenges alone.

Do you love talking about sport?

We are currently on the lookout for volunteers to be a part of the programme!

The Foundation is looking to recruit enthusiastic volunteers that would like to get involved with this initiative. The role will involve facilitating and supporting the Sporting Memories sessions, empowering participants by helping them connect with others and their past by reawakening positive thoughts and feelings that otherwise remain hidden.

Volunteer positions are ideal for anyone who loves talking about sport and is available through the day for 1-2 hours a week.

The positions are perfect for retired individuals who are looking to use some of their time to help others.

Initial training will be facilitated on 4 September 2019, with more dates to be added in the future.

The Sporting Memories sessions and times are yet to be confirmed. However, if you are interested in this initiative or would like some more information, contact Ben Quinn on 07741 671595 or email

Siobhan Atkinson, Huddersfield Town Foundation CEO, commented:

“This is a fabulous opportunity for the Huddersfield Town Foundation to bring people together in our communities to tackle a number of issues.

“The football club and its history unite people and I look forward to the Foundation being able to facilitate unique memories being shared and match day traditions being passed on.”

Tony Jameson-Allen, Founder of The Sporting Memories Foundation, added:

“We are thrilled to be working with the Huddersfield Town Foundation, a Club that has such a rich heritage in English Football and the local community!

“Sporting Memories supports older people living with dementia, depression and loneliness by engaging them in social activities and helping them to recall memories of watching or playing sport, as well as encouraging them to engage in some physical activity.

“We look forward to having a presence and welcoming people from all around Huddersfield.”