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.

Group members are also helped to produce a Football Memories Book which includes their own personal stories of their family and their football experiences. One participant who attended a previous group said:

“I was diagnosed about two years ago and I’ve been a Rangers fan all my life.

“It’s a big, big help for me because all I have to do is look at a match programme or talk about a game and that triggers memories.”

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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