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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Dart leagues join up to spur growth

London has a long tradition of supporting the sport of darts, but it is a history that has seen better days.

The 65-year-old London District Men’s Dart League once had a membership of more than 1,000 players. The London Ladies Dart League has 37 years of history behind it while there was also growth in Youth Darts London and Area.

Over time, however, those numbers have faded. Today the men’s league has about 550 members, the women around 265 and the youth league has perhaps 55 competitors.

To help combat that trend, the city’s leagues have come together under one umbrella as the Greater London Association of Darts (GLAD). The association was created to help grow the sport by keeping darts in the public eye while also attracting new players to the various leagues that exist across the city.



¦ For more information about the London District Men’s Dart League visit

¦ For more about London Ladies Dart League visit

¦ For more about Youth Darts London and Area, phone 519-951-8827, 519-673-3049 or visit
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