Football Memories

Our Football Memories project helps to improve the lives of football fans with dementia by using football images and memorabilia from the past to aid recall and memory.  We talk about teams and matches from the past and work with images to stimulate memories and conversation.

Recollection of great games, players and occasions can be spectacular, and some fantastic stories emerge from the group sessions.  We have invited many former players along to our sessions, which has been extremely popular, and participants can enjoy a ‘half-time’ snack.

Jacqui MacDonald, attends the group with her dad, and she said that coming along can make a massive difference.

She said: “I come here with my dad, Charlie, and he is a massive Rangers fan and always has been. My dad has Alzheimer’s, and it was actually Alzheimer’s Scotland that told us about the Football Memories group at Ibrox so we started coming along and he absolutely loves it. It really helps bring back a lot of memories for him and pictures and things are really great because it’s something that I can share with him as well.”

Feedback from participants and their carers has been fantastic and the project has really helped to boost the confidence and self-esteem of those taking part, as well as provide an opportunity for carers in similar circumstances to get together and have a break and chat over a cup of tea.

The group meets on the second and last Friday of every month in the Ibrox Community Complex (opposite Ibrox Stadium) between 11:30am and 12:30pm.

If you or someone you know are interested in coming along to the Football Memories group, please contact the Foundation on 0141 580 8775 or email

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