Darren Johnston


With 35 years involvement in Rugby League as a player and then as a League Safe, Sports Trainer and Coach, Darren Johnston is an experienced Level 2 accredited Senior Club Coach and Level 1 Strength & Conditioner, who heads up our Year 7 Mako Pups in 2017.

Darren is also part of Joe O’Callaghan’s Opens Coaching Staff as ‘Head of Performance’.

In addition to these Marsden based roles, Darren is the current Met-East U12’s Coach, a position he has held for the past 4 years.  He also coaches the Southport Tigers U17 in the Gold Coast rugby league competition. 

Darren has previously coached at Cyril Connell (U16’s), Mal Meninga (U18’s) and Gold Coast Titans (U18’s) Invitational levels, worked as the Coaching Director at one of the Gold Coast’s rugby league clubs, overseen a ‘Scenic Rim’ Development Squad and more.