About Us

The business was established in 1985 by Dave Roberts, primarily selling sports souvenirs related to Speedway Racing and English Rugby League and later adding supporters clothing and accessories to our product range.

Following a visit to Australia in 1986 as a supporter of the Great Britain Rugby League Team, a business relationship was struck with an Australian company for us to manufacture heat applied garment decoration for Rugby and Football shirts.

This relationship was our prime focus for two years before expanding our operation to become an independent supplier and since this time International Sports Services have gone on to provide services at one time or another to every Premier League and Championship club with names and numbers, and 90% of Rugby League Teams.

We still have relationships with many of these clubs to this day.

Over the years, we have supplied most major sportswear manufacturer with numbers, letters, or logos. These include Canterbury, Nike, Diadora, Adidas, Asics, Puma, Mitre, Kooga, Lonsdale, Exito and of course our longest running business relationship to date, Umbro, up until the business being sold in late 2012.

We are proud at ISS to claim a number of firsts in our field:

LEAGUE CUP FINAL & FA CUP FINAL 1993 – first teams to play with names and squad numbers in a Cup Final, Sheffield v Arsenal, both teams supplied and applied by ourselves

RUGBY LEAGUE – first team to have names applied to shirts, Bradford Northern (Bulls) Regal Trophy Final 1993

COLOURED CRICKET CLOTHING – 1993 was the first year. ISS supplied and applied names, numbers, and competition sponsor logo to all clothing for every player in all eighteen counties.

ENGLAND FOOTBALL TEAM – Since 1992 we have either supplied or heat applied lettering and numbering to all England Players kits at every level, and still do so