Always interested in sport (failed footballer and golfer) Danny knew he wanted to work within the sport space in some capacity. The natural progression after school was university, and a degree in BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences. It was during these three years when he started personal training and developed a greater passion for coaching people. The next step was to then complete a masters degree in strength and conditioning and begin a career in professional sport.

During his time studying for a masters he completed two unpaid internships and one paid sport science part-time job. It was then he was first exposed to the difficulties and setbacks of working in sport.

After failing to secure a full time job following his unpaid work he decided to take work in another industry for a short amount of time before moving on. He left to pursue self-employment and entrepreneurship. Working with a variety of professional organisations and teams along the way.

Following some early success working as part of the backroom staff with multiple teams, Danny started Parfournen. The academy was an online training platform working with athletes predominantly with rugby backgrounds from around the world.

Continuing a pursuit of entrepreneurship, Danny along with some friends, opened up 180 Sports Performance -  a strength and conditioning and sports injury clinic in Nottinghamshire, UK. Still in its very early days, they aim to provide holistic physical performance services to the general population, and semi-professional/professional athletes.

  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Instagram