Welcome To Icon Sports Solutions


Icon Sports Solutions was created by Derek O'Riordan, a sports industry professional and a member of The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport & Physical Activity. Derek has spent years gaining credible experience in various strands of sports and club development. Establishing community engagement and participation programmes, engaging in social inclusion projects, leading on and developing course content for coach education and delivering sports performance programmes as well as the day to day running of sports clubs. It is this diverse range of experiences that allows Icon Sports Solutions to best meet the needs of their clients on an operational or consultancy basis.


Icon Sports Solutions has five core services we provide; Fundraising | Bid Writing | Partnerships | Project Management | Course & Workshop Development


Fundraising & Bid Writing is our most requested service and is key to the success of our clients projects in terms of ensuring their sustainability. Icon Sports Solutions dilligently disect our clients projects or proposals and matches their outcomes to the criteria set out in funders application guidance notes. This means Icon Sports Solutions will only ever apply to the schemes that are aligned to your projects vision.

Client Centred Approach


Icon Sports Solutions understand that no two clients or two projects are the same. With that perspective we take a client centred approach. This means we aim to understand what your needs are, where your vision game from and what motivates you to being that vision to life. We align Icon Sports Solutions to meet your needs and devote our time and experience to ensuring you recieve the best level of service possible.


It is this alignment coupled with our passion for the development of sport and physical activity that allows us to work collaboratively with you and build the credible and meaningful partnerships your project requires.


"Derek is insightful creative and driven, he quickly visualised our organisations development priorities and took direction action to support us to achieve them. Combined with his straightforward approach to business negotiations has made it easy for Trust Rugby International to welcome Icon Sports Solutions as a valued strategic partner." Jamie Armstrong - Development Director | Trust Rugby International (SCIO)




Why not find out for yourself what Icon Sports Solutions can do with you and your club or organisation. Derek is flexible and commited to meeting your needs and he understands that clubs do not work a 9 to 5. Evening consultations are available in person or via skype so please contact us to arrange yours.




Recent News


Icon Sports Solutions is delighted to announce some recent updates:


We are delighted to announce that we have raised £10,000 this week (26/6/13) for Trust Rugby International to create a Coach and Education Officer role within their organisation.


Euan Murray has come on board as part of Icon Sports Solutions. Euan has recently completed an honours degree in Sports Development from University of the West of Scotland. Icon are proud to have Euan on board and we are sure he will make an invaluabel asset to the business.


Icon Sports Solutions aim to be an approachable and equitable company who are client centred and strategically minded. Should you wish to speak with one of our consultants then please email us at:




Recent Projects:


  • The formation of the Hamilton Community Football Trust. A charitable organisation with an aim to develop amateur football for boys and girls in South Lanarkshire.


  • Trust Rugby International are pioneers in the world of "Unified Sport". As their strategic partner we consult on the roll out of their Unified 7's Rugby model nationally.


  • Douglas Gymnastics Club were in dire need of new equipment but did not have the capital or time to fundraise. Icon Sports Solutions gained access to funding which allowed them to purchase new floor and vault equipment. This grew their capacity as a club and now numbers are also growing to meet this capacity.


  • Dirleton Playgroup offer sport and physical activity opportunities to their participants aged 2 to 4 in their close knit community. Their programme has been under threat with increases in rental costs. Icon Sports Solutions helped Dirleton Playgroup gain access to funding which secured their facility rental for the coming year.

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