This week on iTunes, Stitcher and Spreaker, STT interviews a coach who has traveled the world chasing his passion. Dr. Darren Burgess is Currently High Performance Manager at Port Adelaide Football Club. Darren was appointed to this role in October 2012. Prior to this Darren was Head of Fitness and Conditioning at Liverpool Football Club, having started with the club immediately after the 2010 Football World Cup and finished in October 2012. From 2008 till 2010 Darren was employed as Head of Sports Science for Football Federation Australia as well as the Australian Soccer Team’s Fitness Coach. Darren has previously worked as Head of High Performance at Port Adelaide Football Club (2004-2007) and assistant fitness coach with Sydney Swans in the AFL (1997-2000), as well as head fitness coach with the Parramatta Power in the Australian National Soccer League (2002- 2004). Darren has also worked as a video analyst with the Australian Olympic Soccer Team prior to the 2004 Athens Olympics. Darren worked as a lecturer in Exercise Science at Australian Catholic University in Sydney between 1997 and 2005 and completed his PhD in movement analysis of AFL and Soccer in January 2012.

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