“Shenley Sharks Jnr Darts Team” was originally formed over 2 years ago. Following a short break we recently re-launched the Juniors section. This season Shenley Sharks Adults have also entered a new league in Milton Keynes. We now have some very keen new club volunteers to help us move the club forwards with the aspiration to become the first darts academy In Buckinghamshire. Working in partnership with “Buckinghamshire North Youth County Darts” we hope to find the next Phil “The Power” Taylor or Milton Keynes very own ladies sensation Fallon Sherrock.

We already have one Junior member who has made the step up to playing in the adult league!

Two members of the adult Sharks team have recently passed the “Professional Darts Corporation” (PDC) endorsed “Junior Darts Corporation” (JDC) enrollment course in Bristol. This we hope will get the ball rolling with gaining academy status. Our thanks to Shenley Leisure Centre for funding attendance for the course.

The next step is to buy some new equipment for the club/academy. The JDC have devised a handicap system called the “GreenZone” which creates a level playing field similar to that in amateur golf helping any player to beat any player irrespective of their current standard. This system uses a specially devised dart board with a you guessed it, a GreenZone in the middle. These boards however do not come cheap, priced at £45 each, and we also need some other items of new equipment such as tablets, darts, surrounds and portable dart board stands.  This would potentially enable us to take the club/academy on the road to nearby schools providing opportunities for more young people to get involved in playing darts.

Becoming an academy would give our Junior’s an opportunity to improve and develop their game and provide the potential move up the order of merit and gain places in the JCD tour. Who knows? They could even get to play at “The Masters” which is held at MK Don’s Stadium or “The World championships” at Alexandra Palace under the JDC Tour.

So, who would like to help us find the next Phil “The Power” Taylor or local girl Fallon Sherrock?

For more info about the JDC please see juniordarts.com

Click the link for more information about Fallon-sherrock

Or, if you have an questions or if your company might like to sponsor the academy please contract shenleysharks@shenleyleisurecentre.co.uk