Who we are
Darren was a Performance Coach for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Darren worked alongside Kate Howey, focusing on three Team GB members. This included silver medallist Gemma Gibbons, whose silver medal contributed to British Judo's best Olympic Games since 1992.
As a national coach for eight years, Darren has achieved success at every level. As a Great Britain development coach, he led the under 23 European Team to five medals in 2007, Britain's biggest medal haul at this event. Then in 2008, he led the Great Britain Team to three medals at the World Junior Championships, their biggest highest medal tally of the last twenty years.
Darren is a former British Champion with over ten years experience as a full time athlete. He has a BA Hons Sport Management from Coventry University, where he also won the Tutors Award for best student for highest overall grade. As a club coach, Darren has a very holistic approach to judo, highlighted by the fact that two of the London 2012 Paralympic Team started judo with him, including double Paralympic medalist Sam Ingram.