Darren Johnson

U17 Boys Head Coach

Darren Johnston was introduced to rugby while attending high school in New Zealand in the 1980’s. He played rugby for the Navy and also represented the Forces in soccer and sailing and eventually coached Rugby 7’s and 15’s teams during various overseas deployments. Darren came to CW eight years ago when he coached Minis for four of those years.  He then moved to the Assistant Coach with the Boys U14 programme. Darren is excited to work with the Boys U17 squad this season and is focussed on delivering a positive rugby experience for every boy. His apprenticeship under master coach, Spencer Robinson has been invaluable. His experiences of working with many of the "returning" boys as they progress through the Age Grades will also come in handy and all new players will experience a welcoming attitude and enjoy the skills and strategies that Darren will expose them to.