Darren Devaney

Darren Devaney Arsenal Academy Psychology and Personal Development talks to Alex Hepton Safeguarding coordinator. Arsenal Academy. Hale End. Walthamstow, 16/9/19. Credit : Arsenal Football Club / David Price.

Lead for Academy Psychology

Arsenal Football Club

Darren is the Lead for Academy Psychology at Arsenal Football Club, and has been at the club for almost 4 years. He previously worked with the England & Wales Cricket Board’s National Development Programme, where he also completed a PhD investigating the holistic support needs of elite youth cricketers. Darren is passionate about how individual player’s growth as people provides the foundation for sustainable performance, the importance of psychologically informed support systems around our players, and for the grounding of player support in sound psychological principles. Darren’s presentation will focus on how he has experienced psychology input being impactful at the level of the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), as opposed to limiting input to players on a one-to-one basis.