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An underwater shot of Amber Vallley ICON life saver Jayne Stallion in training.

Welcome to ICON

The ICON programme is led by Derbyshire Sport and aims to recognise, celebrate and support talented athletes from across Derbyshire.

When our athletes get to the podium at a in major competition - as did Adam Peaty, Liam Pitchford and Caroline Povey at the 2014 Commonwealth Games - or achieve another significant accolade in their chosen sport, we want them to feel they were given a helping hand by their county.

That's why Derbyshire Sport introduced ICON in 2010 to strengthen the links between sport and businesses in Derby and Derbyshire, with members raising funds to provide bursaries to our most talented young sports performers.

Free leisure access for athletes

All 10 local authorities in Derbyshire are also members, providing free access to leisure facilities and helping raise the profiles of athletes in their areas.

All of the funds raised through ICON go directly to the talented athletes, with well over 100 currently supported across eight districts and boroughs, as well as Derby.

Martin Hird

Martin Hird

Research and Information Officer

Derbyshire Sport

01773 571233 / 07825 896978

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Find out more

For more about applying for an ICON bursary click here. To see the list of athletes currently supported, click here. To see a full list of current ICON members click here.

To find out more about being an ICON member please call Rachel Felix on 01773 571227 or email rachel.felix@derbyshire.gov.uk