I had the pleasure of working with Darren during the curriculum development of our MSc Applied Performance Analysis. Darren's industry knowledge paired with his critical awareness of the applied landscape of student learning produced innovative collaboration. I would highly recommend Darren for his consultancy work.
I have known and worked with Darren since 2012. He has always been hugely committed and passionate about his role and has produced very high-level performance and consistency throughout. He has sought different approaches to improve his team’s performance both in technical and workflow innovations. In addition, a team player who is diligent and brings a high level of professionalism whilst still keeping good social interaction in the management team.
Darren mentored me through my season-long MSc placement with Gloucester Rugby. Darren has vast knowledge and technical understanding of performance analysis and was able to effectively communicate this to me. His passion to learn and develop as an individual is infectious and aligns him to be a leader within team settings. Darren always has a positive, can-do attitude and has inspired me to pursue a career in performance analysis.
I have worked with Darren over the last 10 years through his time at Bath and Gloucester. Darren was always one of my go-to analysts from the clubs around any league-wide data, analyst filming, and innovation requirements. Darren is detailed, progressive, and has a vast knowledge across all areas of sports analytics and data.
Darren has been one of the leaders in applied performance analysis over the last 10 years with a constant drive for combining innovation with direct & consumable coaching insights. In his relationship with Opta, he has been one of the key stakeholders in an active analysis & coaching role that has driven the improvements made in our rugby data & technology platforms. Darren has an exceptional ability to think outside of the hectic day-to-day of professional sport and look at the bigger picture of performance processes with a hunger to listen & learn from other sports & industries.
Darren’s passion for learning and drive towards improving high-performing environments is unquestionable. I continue to have the pleasure of working with Darren on partnership projects, University curriculum writing, and discussions around high-performance trends. Darren’s ability to manage multiple projects and communicate his vision with clarity is a real stand-out. Every conversation with Darren leads to new ideas and critical thinking. I truly believe he would make for a great asset to any team.
Working with Darren was an absolute pleasure. Although Darren has such a wealth of experience in his field, he is completely open to taking on board the expertise of others in order to gain new insights that can be carried through into his own sector, and ultimately benefit everyone he works with. I look forward to working with him again soon.
Darren is an innovative and passionate member of any management group he is involved with. His outstanding work ethic encourages coaches and players to find the small details needed to enhance performance. His longevity as an analyst highlights his expertise and drive to continually improve both his own and his team’s performance.