COMMUNITY: Share your Sporting Memories at Leyton Orient Trust sessions

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Share your sporting tales! – O’s announce next sporting memories session and regular ‘fixture list’ throughout year.

After the success of the sporting memories pilot session around the 1966 World Cup, the O’s are pleased to announce a regular ‘fixture’ of free monthly sporting memories sessions will now run for the remainder of the 2016-17 season based out of the Matchroom Stadium.

Leyton Orient Trust have partnered with the Sporting Memories network charity to deliver these sessions which aim to bring people together through the love of sport to reminisce, make new connections and share memorabilia. The sessions will cater for all ages and abilities and will focus around a different sporting theme each month, all themes will be decided by the participants one month in advance, these sessions are not just about football and will include a variety of other sporting activities too.

Sessions will be held at the Matchroom Stadium in Leyton with refreshments also being provided. The odd special guest may also join us during the year too!

George, an Orient supporter who also attended the 66’ world cup pilot session stated:‘Being part of the first group was brilliant; it was such an exciting time for football and a game I’ll always remember. Hearing about the stories of 1966 from other lads too was so interesting, brought back lots of fond memories!! ’

Ann, a carer and her husband John who has dementia also attended: ‘The pilot session was fantastic, John has been diagnosed with dementia for some time now but he loved the session and could relate to a lot of the stories. We both loved hearing the memories from other participants too, it was really enjoyable, we can’t wait for the next one’.

The full set of monthly ‘fixtures’ have been confirmed as:

Thursday, November 10 – 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Thursday, December 1 –  12.30pm to 1.30pm

Thursday, January 12 –  12.30pm to 1.30pm

Thursday, February 9 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Thursday, March 9 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Thursday, April 20 –  12.30pm to 1.30pm

Thursday, May 11 –  12.30pm to 1.30pm

Thursday, June 8 –  12.30pm to 1.30pm

Thursday, July 13 –  12.30pm to 1.30pm

The next session will be held on Thursday, November 10 at the Matchroom Stadium and we welcome one and all to join. All sessions are totally FREE and will run for one hour. Click here for more information

For more information or to book your free place contact:

Phillip Smith: 020 8556 5973 or [email protected]
You can also sign up on our website at