THE EVOLUTION OF iGD SPORT
iGD Sport was the brainchild of our founder Andy Wray, a former professional athlete. Andy represented England Schoolboys at Rugby League before turning professional.
The brand was introduced to PR and marketing Director Zeri Cheetham-Karcz who became Brand Director in November 2021. She has taken the brand to the next level with an aim to make technical sportswear trendy. Redesigning new collections, and working with a number of different professionals in sports and media, the brand is now stocked in the UK and Spain with many more on the pipeline.
Compression fabric has not been only been proven to aid recovery and improve performance but each compression wear item has been designed with bespoke benefits such temperature regulating vents and supportive neoprene bands.
iGD’s hero product, The DUCTOR short has vastly become a hero product in sports such as rugby, football and boxing to prevent groin strain They allow athletes to train harder, recover faster and improve performance.
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COMPRESSION WEAR BECOMES THE HERO
Using tight fabric around the muscles groups to aid recovery, compression wear became the hero product to help with that next day ache – Delayed Onset Muscles Soreness, or DOMS.
These products were picked up by professional athletes, and iGD Sport became the sportswear brand for some of the greatest athletes in the world. Product was supplied to the likes of Tyson Fury, Josh Warrington, Shawn Porter, Kell Brook, Jorge Linares, Kid Galahad and the Vargas family to name a few.
TECHNICAL SPORTSWEAR BECOMES ACCESSIBLE AND FASHIONABLE
A chance meeting with Leeds-born actress Zeriozha Annika - who's starred in TV series Waterloo Road, Coronation Street and Emmerdale - introduced the keen gym-goer to the brand before heading on a family trip to Dubai.
The mum of four soon became a huge fan of the compression set and the other products in the range. Juggling motherhood and running a brand, Zeri trains most days and found these products to be the best on the market. She invested in the brand, and became the Brand Manager in November 2021.