Consultancy

Inform – Educate – Disrupt

 

The iSport team has over twenty-five years of consulting practice in a variety of sport and event projects. Our consulting function is based on proven frameworks specifically matched to the most exacting client requirements and can be tailored to include the skills and knowledge of our highly experienced principals and associates.

Our major capabilities and a small number of examples follow. Further examples and testimonials are available on request…

Organisational Business Review

From complex organisational review and restructure to over-arching governance review and from review of business performance to cost benefit and financial analysis and modelling, iSport has taken more than 50 projects from conception to finality. This has resulted in high client satisfaction levels as well as significant and long standing organisational impact.

Gold Coast Titans
Dr Dave Arthur undertook a complete organisational review including administrative and football departments that resulted in a complete restructure of the organisation and the way it does business. A further project was secured that created a strategic plan for the entire organisation.

National Rugby League
iSport has undertaken a range of strategic and organisational reviews for the National Rugby League. This has included a wide ranging research project following the Super League war and an acclaimed review of the NRL’s elite refereeing department.

Educational Design and Pedagogy

iSport designs market facing, pedagogically-sound courses of study ranging from discrete, one-off courses designed for the sports volunteer or sport business practitioner to entire programs involving complex interactions and mapping between constituent parts. We access the world’s best practical and academic sport business minds, to conceive and deliver courses globally.

International Judo Federation Academy
Since its inception iSport have built and facilitated the IJFA’s ground breaking Certified Judo Manager course. Over three thousand students have been through the course and in mid 2019 it transitions to become an Undergraduate Certificate in Judo Management.

University Campus of Football Business (UK)
Dr Dave Arthur is consulting on an ongoing basis with UK based global education providers UCFB to design and implement a range of innovative and creative tertiary level sport business programs.

Strategic Planning

iSport undertakes strategic planning consultancy in areas as diverse as sport tourism, volunteer management and acquisition, education and training and event and facility management. In addition, iSport has been called upon to provide ongoing strategic advice for professional sporting franchises, commercial entities, schools and not for profit sporting organisations across the globe.

Ballina Coast High School (NSW)
iSport was recently contracted to formulate and implement a strategic plan within BCHS for targeted athletes within NSW’s newest and most innovative school. The recommendations resulted in a more effective sport provision within the school.

Ocean Shores Country Club
iSport was recently contracted to undertake a complex administrative and strategic review for the the Ocean Shores Country Club. Subsequent to this Dr Arthur was retained to formulate a comprehensive strategic plan for the organisation.

iSport Model of Value Creation

Cost-benefit analysis (CBA) is now the government-preferred approach to evaluating policy choices. To locate and, perhaps more importantly, communicate the full suite of costs and benefits that might attach to sport and related activities, the team at the iSport in conjunction with the Institute of Project Management developed an intuitive framework to describe the costs and benefits of sport and recreation ecosystems.

North Melbourne Football Club and Hobart City Council
The model was applied to the value of other specific sports activities, for example North Melbourne Football Club and Hobart City Council and other public goods such as, the Arts, major events and live music, and internationally published to wide acclaim.

Regional Academies of Sport
iSport worked with Regional Academies of Sport Incorporated in NSW and used the Model of Value Creation to evaluate the true economic and social contribution of their extensive work throughout the State.