THE EVOLUTION OF IGD SPORT

iGD Sport was the brainchild of Andy Wray (pictured), our founder, a former professional athlete. Andy represented England Schoolboys at Rugby League before turning professional, his career was unfortunately cut short, due to a number of injuries, and it was at this point that he developed a love of performance and rehabilitation.

Having studied Physiotherapy, Andy, despite the challenge of dyslexia, completed his degree and began training private clients, with a focus on prevention as much as rehabilitation.

Andy’s way of learning, involved watching dissection videos, and the use of anatomy colouring-in books.

That was the starting point of iGD Sport – Andy began to play with the design of garments around the human anatomical structure. The design process started with sketches of anatomy drawings, which allowed Andy to adapt the panels and seams to follow the natural contours of the myofascial structures.

The sportswear developed through Andy’s continued career in physiotherapy, and his own training, which saw him complete various Marathon and Iron Man events. His love for human movement, and human performance, lending itself to the design of sportswear product, creating items that allowed for harder performance and faster recovery.

Compression wear became the hero product, using tight fabric around the muscles groups to aid recovery, and to help with that next day ache – Delayed Onset Muscles Soreness (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.

On a chance meeting with Leeds born actress Zeriozha Annika, who's starred in TV series Waterloo Road, Coronation Street and Emmerdale is also a keen gym goer and was introduced 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 soon became the Brand Manager in November 2021.

The working relationship between Andy and Zeri is a force to be reckoned with and as a team their mission is to bring technical sportswear to a mass market, making it accessible and fashionable.

AT THE BEGINNING OF 2022, THE REBRAND TO IGD SPORTWAS BORN – BECOME PART OF OUR HISTORY.WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THE JOURNEY!