Darren Burgess is a world-renowned high-performance specialist who currently serves as High Performance Manager at Adelaide Football Club.

​Prior to joining the Crows in 2022, ‘Burgo’ played an important role in Melbourne’s Premiership success of 2021 where he was the club’s High-Performance Manager while also enjoying two separate stints at Port Adelaide.

​His expert credentials extend beyond Australia’s game having previously spent time in key high-performance roles at English football giants Arsenal and Liverpool respectively.

​Additionally, Burgess has spent time working with the Australian National Men’s Football (Soccer) Team, a stint coinciding with the Socceroo’s participation at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

​A PhD holder in Sport Science and Technology, Burgo is an exceptional public speaker and is available for corporate and sporting speaking opportunities specialising in high performance, leadership, and sporting excellence.