WHAT are your favourite memories of York City?

Was it Keith Houchen's penalty to clinch FA Cup glory against Arsenal at Bootham Crescent in 1985? Was it the open top bus parade that marked the club's dual Wembley triumphs in 2012?

This afternoon, as Jackie McNamara's men try to pick up a precious three points against Stevenage, an army of volunteers will be at the ground asking supporters to recount their best moments as Minstermen supporters.

Sporting Memories will be engaging with fans and hearing about their club and football memories to help tackle dementia.

The organisation, which has recently received a Big Lottery Fund grant, is delivering more group sessions in York and across the UK to help support older people living with dementia, depression and loneliness with the help of York City FC Foundation.

Sporting Memories try to eradicate social isolation by reconnecting individuals through sport. Participants get to make new friends, talk about their favourite sports teams and athletes past and present and they also often participate in light exercise.

Their work tries to challenge stereotypical views of ageing and mental health issues, to reduce stigma around issues like dementia and depression and to help reduce loneliness and enable older people to live well.

Groups are set up in partnerships with organisations such local authorities and sporting bodies who wish to engage with those who are hard to reach in their local community. So far, Sporting Memories have worked with more than 400 different organisations and trained more than 500 volunteers and members of staff.

York fans are being asked to chat with volunteers and bring along memorabilia to donate to the Foundation and which can be used as material in group sessions to help trigger memories. Volunteers will also be in The 1922 Bar and the Family Room from 2pm.

Daniel Annis, York City Foundation's community coordinator, said: “We are delighted to be working with Sporting Memories Network again this season and to be hosting another Memories Game at Bootham Crescent ahead of our move to the new stadium.

"With York City Football Club Foundation continuing to expand our health programs with new Walking Football sessions being launched for ages 50 plus, females or people recovering from illness.

"We have made it our aim to raise awareness to people living with dementia as we recognise the importance of making York City Football Club accessible for all. In hope that our fans can continue to enjoy the football today as much as sharing their memories from the past."

Tony Jameson-Allen, Sporting Memories network director, said: "We're delighted to be returning to Bootham Crescent to work with York City FC Foundation to capture more memories of the Minstermen. We recorded some great stories from over the years at the final game of last season and hope lots more are shared this time around.

"The grant we recently secured from the Big Lottery Fund means we can kick off work with The Foundation to help tackle dementia, depression and loneliness in York and look forward to developing a sporting memories programme at the ground."

For more information and updates, follow Sporting Memories Network on twitter @SportsMemNet or contact the organisation on email at info@sportingmemoriesnetwork.com.York City FC Foundation can be reached on email community@yorkcityfootballclub.co.uk or by following them on twitter using the account @YCFCFoundation.