And with that, the 2023 season comes to an end…

4 min readDec 14, 2023


With just two weeks left of 2023 we thought we’d summarise what has been a year filled with opportunity, utility and community at SportsIcon.

Here is a run down of the 2023 season in the SportsIcon…

January 5th — SportsIcon Marketplace released.

January 8th — Lion Holders attended Atlanta Falcons vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Tom Brady’s last ever regular game) Full Vlog can be found here.

January 18thThe Sports Road newsletter launched. All the latest weekly Sports Tech news to 48,000 subscribers.

January 19th — Lion Holders attended Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur in hospitality. Game finished 4–2 to Manchester City.

January 19th — Lion Club holders connect wallets to claim first 4 chapters of the exclusive Mike Vick NFT collection.

January 23rd — NFL Fantasy Pick’Ems league pays out $1000 to Lion Club entries.

January 24th— Lionesses airdropped to winners of festive competition winners.

Lion Club Holders attend Atlanta Falcons v Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

February 28th — Lion Holders attended Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena. Raptors won 104 - 98.

February: Lion Club Holders attend Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors.

March 3rd — 6 x new members of the Lion Club advisory board are announced. The board have met every month to discuss Lion Club developments and plans.

March 5th — SportsIcon Podcast Interview with UFC Superstar, Amanda Nunes.

March 12th — College Basketball March Madness bracket challenge begins.

March 23rd — Tickets given away to NFT Melbourne in Australia in collaboration with NFTMelbourne.

April 2nd — Australian Grand Prix attended by Lion Club holders.

April 9th — Club America v Monterrey at the famous Azteza Stadium, Mexico City.

April 17th — NBA Bracket Challenge announced. $490 paid to winners.

April 23rd — Charity money raised and donated for London Marathon runner.

Lion Club Holders attend match at Azteca Stadium, Mexico City.

May 2nd — Collaboration with Play Swoops NFT. $250 raised for the Lion Club.

May 5th — Future Icons programme launched.

May 10th — First Future Icon athlete announced - MMA star, John Mitchell.

May 18th — First Zealy Quest competition. 99 entries.

May 30th — Future Icons Fan Art Competition — John Mitchell NFTs won.

John Mitchell Fan Token holders to recieve 5% of Prize Money

June 1st — Mint Day of John Mitchell Fan Token. Inaugural Future Icon athlete.

June 8th — Fantasy Premier League monthly winners paid for 2022/2023 season.

June 12th- $ICONS paid to community members that took part in NFT Consultancy sessions.

June 16th — Lion Club Custodial Wallet announced. As created by Advisory board. Wallet holds multiple NFT’s for the community.

July 10th — Future Icon athlete, John Mitchell wins first PFL Europe fight. John Mitchell Fan Token holders join Twitter Spaces to e-meet during fight.

July 27th — SportsIcon announced SportGPT AI. Your personalised Sports Coach in your pocket.

SportGPT is developed to be your online AI sports coach.

August 3rd — First Lions Burned! — Fantasy Premier League set up for 2023–2024 season. Entry requires burning of Lion. 15 Lions burned.

August 5th — Lion Holders attended Scotland v France Rugby at Murrayfield, Glasgow.

Lion Club Holders attend Scotland v France.

September 1st — Return of NFL Pick’ems league for 2023/24 season. Entry requirement to burn a Lion NFT. 14 Lions burned.

September 4th — SportsIcon listed in the top 10 European startups for shaping the future of sports by EU Startups.

September 13th — Ticket giveaway census form launched. Community decide on sport and location of next events.

October 30th — New Ticket Giveaway winners announced.

November 12th — The Sports Road newsletter reaches 900,000 impressions.

Lion Club Holders attend Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76'ers.

December 1st — Lion Holders attend Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76'ers at TD Garden, Boston.

December 8th — Future Icons holders attend John Mitchell, European Title Fight at 3 Arena, Dublin Ireland. Accommodation and Tickets paid for.

Future Icon holders attend John Mitchell European Title Fight in Dublin, Ireland.

We hope you have enjoyed 2023 and we can’t wait to bring you more opportunities and innovation in 2024.