Lives: Lindenow, VIC
Job: AFL Sports Ready Trainee
Local Club: Lindenow Football Club
Position: Midfield/Half Forward
AFL Team: Collingwood
Darren, the eldest of five children, has been through a lot in his young life and past difficulties led to him throwing a chance at AFL away. Finding out he was going to become a father was the motivation he needed to get back on track and give his dream footy career one more go. With his baby son (Darren III) born just a few months before entering the Recruit House, he’s got a lot to play for. Privileged and proud to be an Aboriginal, Darren hopes to inspire others to get their life back on track. Darren has followed Collingwood his whole life, so is thrilled to have Mick as head Coach. His AFL hero is Cyril Rioli.