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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New school takes aim for darts champions

YOUNGSTERS with a flair for darts are to be nurtured in the country's first dedicated school of excellence.
Children aged from seven will be learning how to stand and throw accurately – as well as counting back from 501 – when the school in Hull opens later this year.
It is the brainchild of well-known local player and MC for the Humberside County Team John "JJ" Gibbs and is supported by the British Darts Organisation (BDO), governing body for darts in Britain.
Mr Gibbs, who was taught by his mother to play darts when he was nine, said: "There are schools of excellence in football, rugby and cricket, so why not darts now that it is recognised as a sport?" (full article...)
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