Coach ‘Daz’ started his sporting career in soccer reaching a high of representing Australia between 1986-1987. After retiring from soccer Darren started free style karate achieving a 1st Dan black belt in just two years.
Under the tutelage of 4X Muay Thai world champion Scott Bannan, Darren started a fighting career in 1996 amassing 20 fights, which include an 8 man tournament where Darren fought 3 times in the same night. Darren has been holding pads and training professional and amateur fighters for over 20 years. Training with the likes of Brain Ebersole, Nathan Corbett, Bruce Macfie and many more world class athletes and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Empire team.