Are you interested in sport and working with older adults? We might have the opportunity for you…..
Strathmore Community Rugby Trust and Strathmore Cricket Club are working in partnership to deliver Sporting Memories sessions throughout Forfar and Kirriemuir. The Sporting Memories sessions support a wide range of people aged 50+. They focus on bringing adults over 50 together to reduce isolation and loneliness, improve their mental wellbeing and help them become more active to live a healthier lifestyle. We have weekly and monthly clubs delivered at a variety of locations. At each session we deliver an on-topic reminiscing session followed by a light physical activity session to suit the abilities and interest of the group. For example, in the build up to Rugby World Cup we have sessions relating to rugby and in the summer during Wimbledon we focussed on tennis. We have a variety of roles for volunteers which all combine to ensure the smooth and successful running of our club.
We are looking for volunteers that may be interested in helping with some of the below roles:
- providing practical help at group meetings
- welcoming members as they arrive and being a friendly face
- making teas and coffees
- encouraging members to engage in conversations and activities
- befriending group members and supporting them to attend
Club Resource Maker
- helping to research and create resources
- find and collate items of local or national sporting interest
- develop relevant sporting resources for use within clubs and for one-to-one
- work with our members and other volunteers to create resources relevant to our members interests
- helping to record and promote activities
- collate information and stories from club members
- talk about your own personal sporting memories
- provide history from a local sporting club
- bring along resources from a sporting history in the local area
If you have any questions about any of the roles or would like to volunteer, please contact Mia White, Community Project Worker at Strathmore Community Rugby Trust.
More information can be found by clicking this link
Love talking about Sport? Then why not join the FREE Sporting Memories club in Forfar
Strathmore Community Rugby Trust in partnership with Strathmore Cricket Club and supported by Forfar Community Sports Hub are delighted to be hosting a brand-new weekly club for older sports fans. Sporting Memories, a Great Britain-wide charity, are bringing their unique blend of sports reminiscence, fun activities, and quizzes to Forfar on Monday mornings at 10.30am till 12 noon at Strathmore Cricket Club.
The Sporting Memories club is part of an innovative weekly programme of activities for older people in Forfar designed to improve physical and mental wellbeing whilst hoping to develop stronger community connections between local residents. Provided by local partners, activities include walking football, rugby, health walks and the opportunity to meet socially over a cuppa!
All activities welcome members aged 50+ from all backgrounds but especially those who may be living with a long-term conditions such as dementia, depression or living in isolation and lonely circumstances.
The club is fully inclusive and it’s a great opportunity for local people from all backgrounds to not only share their stories but to also partake in a weekly session that ignites memories through photographs and quizzes. The club encourages members to get and keep active again with a range of fun games and simple exercises. And if that isn’t enough, the club will also provide a range of refreshments (normally with some biscuits included as well) at half-time to keep you going!
You can find out more information about the Sporting Memories club and other community activities for older people by contacting local coordinator Mia White – email@example.com / 07771867059.
If you would like to find out more about Sporting Memories or to find a club in another area, visit their website at www.sportingmemories.uk
The Friday Fling is a fantastic monthly session that takes place at Strathmore Cricket Club where folk can come together, have a dance, a blether and a good old fashioned cuppa.
Happening on the third Friday of every month from 2pm, this drop in session is sure to bring a smile to your face.
If you’d like more information about the Friday Fling then drop us an email here firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re holding a fun Walking Rugby Tournament at Brechin Rugby Club on Saturday 8th July. This tournament is open to everyone and we encourage mixed teams to enter even if you’ve not got any previous experience (it’s easy to pick up!) The focus will be on FUN!
We’re welcoming teams from all over to enter so why not get involved.
Date: Saturday 8th July 2023
Where: Brechin Rugby Club, Cookston Road, DD9 6DP
Time: Midday start
Team numbers: Squad of up to 10, playing teams of 7 (depending on availability). Any age (15+) welcome. If you haven’t got a team but would still like to be involved, then come along anyway and we’ll find you some team mates!
Entry will be free but of you fancied making a donation then please feel free to here
If you’d like to enter a team (or have any questions), please email email@example.com
Please note that there are no changing facilities at Brechin Rugby club (there are toilets!)
We also encourage people to bring along their own refreshments as there is no bar, we just as that you leave no mess (bins will be provided)
This project uses sporting memories and physical activity to improve health and wellbeing for people in the Forfar and Kirriemuir areas. The project delivers regular sporting memories sessions in several locations, providing participants with the opportunity to enjoy each other’s company while sharing their memories of local and national sports events and personalities. The sessions also involve low-level physical and sporting activities adapted to match the needs and interests of those taking part. For more information and details on how to apply, please take a look at the below Job Description.
Sessional Worker Job Description
If you’re interested please email your CV and a Covering Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org