Darren Burgess

about darren burgess

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.

He also currently also hosts a podcast with acclaimed sports physician Peter Brukner called ‘Brukie and Burgo – the podcast’ where the two chat about health and performance with guests from across the sporting world.


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