The ICON Team are hardworking professionals that are role models trained to the highest of standards. We are all extremely passionate about working with children, young people and adults and are enthusiastic about making a positive difference through physical activity and sport.
Sam Phillips - Business Director
Sam’s role is varied, from working behind the scenes to ensure that ICON runs smoothly to coaching and teaching within our Programmes. Sam is proud to continue to build strong relationships through Sport within local communities and schools to inspire the next generation.
Mark Borham - Education Officer
Mark boasts over 25 years of teaching in Hampshire schools and adds an extra dimension to our Coaching Team as we continue to develop sustainable relationships with our schools, enabling us to positively impact on the lives of your children and young people for the long term.
Pele - Head Coach
Ex-Southampton & West Brom professional footballer, Pelé, heads up our Coaching Team. His vast playing experience coupled with his high pedigree of coaching, warm smile and personality make him the perfect match to lead our passionate ICON Team.
Ruben Pinto - Sports Coach
Ruben is a great role model and adds a wide range of skills to our ICON Coaching Team. A top coach who is well liked by the children and has experience of providing football specific Player Performance Analysis.
Katie Bundy - Sports Coach (Swimming Specialist)
Katie has a real passion for making a positive difference through Sport and is our Swimming Specialist Coach. Katie is fully committed to inspiring children to follow their ambitions, whether that be Swimming or any sport!
Nick Mort - Sports Coach (Tennis Specialist)
Nick is a great personality to have in our camp and has been coaching Tennis professionally for 30 years, working with a wide range of players and in some cases, bringing them up to a Nationally recognised Professional Standard. Nick has also coached at Wimbledon!
Julian Stahler - Sports Coach
Julian is a professional football player with international experience in Sweden (Superettan), Italy (Serie D) and the United States. Julian is influential at our professional football coaching programmes and is currently working through the UEFA Football Coaching Licenses.
Connor Watts - Sports Coach
Connor is a highly motivated, enthusiastic coach who offers vast experience, having coached participants from over 30 countries between the ages of 3 and 18+ years old, both male and female, overcoming potential social, cultural and linguistic barriers.
Pina - Sports Coach
Pina is a Bissau-Guinean professional footballer who has experience playing at a good level in England and overseas, bringing more global experience to our Team. Pina’s career highlight was playing in front of a crowd of 57,000 in a UEFA Cup Qalification round game against Hamburg in 2007.
Tom Doncom - Sports Coach
Tom fits into our ICON Team effortlessly as he’s able to connect with all our learners to ensure they achieve and reach their full potential. Tom enjoys working across our School Provision Programmes and aspires to continue to develop as a football coach.
Jack Doncom - Sports Coach
Jack is another superb role model who strongly believes that sport can enhance a child's edcation. Jack has vast experience with working with all children of all ages encouraging them to enjoy their sport and become more active.
Jack Diaper - Apprentice Coach
Dipes is a superb young man and an excellent example of what we’re all about at ICON. Dipes is on a pathway to becoming an exceptional sports coach and we would love for his journey with us to continue for many years to come.
Sam Richardson - Support Coach
Sam is a reliable Support Coach who assists our ICON Team to deliver high quality sessions. Sam works across our School Provision Programmes and is keen to continue to develop as a Football Coach.
James Matthews - Support Coach
James is a top young man and offers his support within our Saturday ICON Football Centre and is eager to learn and develop as a coach under the guidance of our highly professional Team.