GRIMSBY Town Football Club are delighted to announce that the Skrill Premier fixture against Kidderminster at Blundell Park on Thursday 19th December is being promoted as ‘The Mariners Memories Game’ to encourage fans to share their favourite recollections of the club and it's rich history, whilst raising awareness of ways in which the lives of those living with dementia can be enriched.
The event will be led by the Grimsby Town Sport and Education Trust and the Sporting Memories Network, which has established a national reputation for promoting and developing the use of sporting memories to improve well-being, through conversation and reminiscence.
Lee Stephens of the Grimsby Town Sport & Education Trust said: "The Memories Game is a great way of celebrating the Mariners' heritage, while supporting people and families whose lives are affected by dementia. We'll be inviting fans to wear their favourite shirt as well as bring along their old photos, programmes and memorabilia to donate to the Sporting Memories project that is running in North East Lincolnshire. We'll also have a team of young adult volunteers who have been through the club's National Citizen Service programme on hand, to record fans' memories of watching Town in years gone by. In addition, we're planning to have a parade of former players on the pitch and to run incentives to encourage people to come along to the game."
To commemorate the event the club will also commission a special matchday programme featuring the memories of players, staff, former players and classic photographs.
Supporters can share their Mariners Memories by tweeting them to @officialgtfc – the very best ones will be included in The Mariner!
Already a number of Mariners memories from supporters and former players have been added to the Sporting Memories website. Read memories from Wayne Burnett, John McDermott, Gary Croft, Dave Boylen and add some of your own by following this link: http://football.sportingmemories.org/memories/62-grimsbytownmemoriesgame/482-grimsby-town-memories-game/
Keep an eye on www.gtfc.co.uk for further details of the event in the coming weeks.