Darren Ward

I have had the privilege of becoming what many children dream of which is a professional footballer.

This has been achieved by an incredible amount of hard work and commitment from when I first kicked a ball as a toddler.

With the support from my parent’s taxi service my dream came true to sign my first professional contract with Watford FC then continued my career at QPR, Millwall FC, Crystal Palace FC, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Charlton Athletic FC, Swindon Town FC, Crawley Town FC and Yeovil Town FC where I have made 628 first team appearances.

I would like think I have left a good legacy in the professional game for being very professional throughout my career and supporting the younger generation coming through of which some are now currently playing Premiership and International football.  I would like to share these experiences with those who have aspirations and are committed to reach their goals.  

I have a continued growth mindset having qualified as an NLP Practitioner and have an Advanced Diploma in Leadership and Management. I am proud to hold the prestigious UEFA A Licence as well as completing two ‘Coerver Coaching’ diplomas.  I currently coach FC Comets U16’s team alongside my DW Soccer School commitments which I thoroughly enjoy.

I have a passion for reading developmental books to enhance my understanding of the mind for both adults and children. In my spare time I constantly look to improve myself to be the best role model I can be for my family with regular fitness training and creating a healthy culture for the environment we live in.