Darren Kappler (born 23 January 1965) is a former professional Australian rules footballer.
|Full name||Darren Kappler|
|Date of birth||23 January 1965|
|Original team(s)||South Adelaide (SANFL)|
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||80 kg (176 lb)|
|1992–1995||Sydney Swans||59 (74)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1998.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Recruited from South Australian National Football League club South Adelaide, Kappler played 187 games for Fitzroy, the Sydney Swans and Hawthorn in the Australian Football League. During his AFL career Kappler built a reputation as a talented and damaging long kicking left footed wingman.
After retiring from AFL football, Kappler served as playing coach at the Murrumbeena Football Club in the Southern Football League for several seasons before switching first to Canterbury Football Club and currently the Caulfield Football Club.
In 1999 Darren Kappler spent one season with the Glenorchy Football Club in the now defunct Tasmanian Football League that season Glenorchy won the Premiership which was the clubs first since 1988. The side was coached by former Essendon star Paul Hamilton who was assisted by current Dodges Ferry coach Danny Ling. Kappler flew in, and flew out of Tasmania, never training with the club.
- SANFL, "SANFL 200 Club Members", http://www.sanfl.com.au/season_07/awards/sanfl_200_club_members/ Accessed 3 March 2009