Meet The Team

Alex is a current professional footballer who puts his experience from playing and working with some of the best managers and coaches in the game into his own coaching methods.Alex came through Newcastle United academy before leaving the club at 19 to join Preston North End. In this time Alex also represented Wales at international level from U16s to U21s.

His coaching career started when he left Preston North End working on programmes in schools, disability sessions and grassroots players which has added to his experience within sport. Alex still plays professionally in the National League North, so to have a coach who is still playing in the modern game is great for us to have at DUGOUT Coaching to pass on his knowledge to younger players.

Darren has always had a love of football and has been involved with the game since an early age both playing and coaching. Darren also had a successful rugby league career playing for both Leigh Centurions and Warrington Wolves before making the move into coaching. Darren has great experience working with all age groups from 4-6 year old sessions to being involved with U18 programmes.

Darren puts his understanding and way of coaching down to working with and shadowing some of the best coaches in the professional game in rugby league, especially the way to manage a group of players and get the best out of each individual. Darren's experience in coaching is not just in football and rugby but a whole range of programmes such as disability sessions and school curriculum coaching meaning Darren is a really valuable member of our team at DUGOUT Coaching.