Your Journey Starts Here

DARREN BARNARD

FOUNDER/DIRECTOR OF EURO PRO FOOTBALL LTD

As a very young grassroots player with Wokingham Town, I had trials at various football clubs including Portsmouth FC and Aston Villa FC but was unsuccessful.

At 14 years of age, I was scouted by Southampton FC but was released at 16 then went onto Tottenham FC but again, I was not offered a contract.  Having experienced the disappointment on more than one occasion I never gave up.  The rejection drove me on to work harder and improve to become successful.

Mentored by my father, I spent hours upon hours working on various aspects of my game and whilst playing for the first team at Wokingham Town FC, the hard work and determination paid off when Chelsea FC who had been scouting me for some time, offered me a professional contract at 18.   

I accumulated over 600 games in my playing career of 17 years scoring over 100 goals, playing in the Premier League with Chelsea and during my spell with Barnsley I became an International for Wales playing alongside Ryan Giggs and Robbie Savage. I also played in the EFL for Reading, Bristol City and Grimsby Town before finishing my career in the Conference National for Aldershot Town.

Never fear failure and never give up!

There are many 
levels in football...
Darren’s Journey started at his local boys’ club and peaked at International level.
What Level do you aspire to play at? Our objective is to get you to the best level you can achieve.

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