Nick Darvill

With an impressive 40 years of experience within the criminal justice system, Nick brings an unparalleled wealth of knowledge in working with young offenders, victims of crime, and families impacted by violent acts. His recent collaboration with The Rob Knox Foundation highlights his commitment to raising awareness about the far-reaching consequences of knife crime.

Nick’s services are dedicated to providing essential guidance and support to young individuals, empowering them to reduce their vulnerability and develop confidence and resilience. Notably, he spent six years leading and expanding the crime reduction program at the esteemed Charlton Athletic Community Trust. This groundbreaking role was the first of its kind in The Premier and Football Leagues, pioneering innovative approaches to engage with hard-to-reach young people within the realm of professional football clubs. Nick has successfully managed and led intervention programs funded by The Football Foundation and Premier League Charitable Fund, demonstrating his expertise in designing effective initiatives. His services have also been sought by The Premier League Kicks management board and MOPAC (Mayor’s Office for Policing & Crime).

As a member of the award-winning Kickz Management Team, a collaboration between The Football Foundation and Metropolitan Police Service, Nick’s specialised skills in working with at-risk youth were instrumental in enhancing the delivery of this football-based diversionary project. His qualifications include holding the UEFA ‘A’ Football Coaching Licence and being an active member of the FA Coaches Association. With an extensive coaching background at West Ham United and Charlton Athletic Youth, Nick brings a comprehensive skill set to his endeavors.

Overall, Nick’s vast experience, unique partnerships, and commitment to making a difference position him as an invaluable asset in tackling youth-related challenges and promoting positive change within the community.


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