Test yourself against a professional darts player to raise funds for the academy

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Photo: Blackburn Youth Darts Academy

Blackburn residents have the opportunity to play a few rounds of darts with a professional darts player to raise funds for a youth organisation.

Northern Ireland PDC player Daryl Gurney, also known by the nickname ‘Superchin’, will take part in ‘An Evening of Exhibition Darts’ on Wednesday 6th July.

The director of black fire Youth Darts Academy Keith Brunt organized the night to raise funds for the Academy after Daryl ‘Super Chin’ Gurney visited a few weeks ago and was so impressed he said he would do a show for free.

Funds raised will be used to cover the cost of new jerseys and enroll all volunteers in Level 1 coaching courses run by Junior Darts Corporation.

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Academy student Archie Macleod has been selected to represent England at this year’s JDC World Cup.

Mr Brunt said: “As you can imagine we are over the moon with the support we are receiving from Daryl and professional MC Paul Booth who is one of our ambassadors.”

Mr. Brunt founded the Academy in 2017 as a non-profit organization with the aim of getting children and young people who represent the next generation of the sport excited about darts and is looking for additional volunteers and sponsors to help them.

Lancashire Telegraph: Students at Blackburn Youth Darts Academy

Lancashire Telegraph: Students at Blackburn Youth Darts Academy

Students at Blackburn Youth Darts Academy

He added: “Darts is a great sport for young people because not only is it fun to play but it’s also a great way to improve kids’ math.

“Me and part of my coaching staff helped the PDC a few weeks ago with their Bullseye Maths program which offers math classes at school and uses darts as a new way of learning.”

Working within the local community, the academy uses the sport to help children ages six to 18 learn, improve and progress in darts while also making new friends.

You recently worked with professional darts player James Wade at St. Barnabas Primary School in New York darwen.

Lancashire Telegraph: One of the students at Blackburn Youth Darts Academy

Lancashire Telegraph: One of the students at Blackburn Youth Darts Academy

One of the students at Blackburn Youth Darts Academy

The night with world number 22 Daryl Gurney takes place at St Paul’s Working Men’s Club in Blackburn, where the weekly academy coaching sessions and local competitions are held.

Everyone who attends this evening will have a chance to play Superchin Daryl on stage with Walk On music offers the full professional darts experience.

Lancashire Telegraph: Another student at Blackburn Youth Darts Academy

Lancashire Telegraph: Another student at Blackburn Youth Darts Academy

Another student at Blackburn Youth Darts Academy

Radio DJ and Sports MC Paul Booth will also be in attendance for the evening, welcoming the brave and happy darts competitors stage.

To help raise funds there will also be a raffle and auction open to everyone. Admission is at 6:20 p.m., the event starts at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased by emailing [email protected]

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