We offer parents, mentors and juniors a fun start in darts for players of all levels from the ages of 8 to 18
The JDC structure allows people passionate about darts to get involved at grassroots helping juniors enjoy the game
The JDC is built on good sportsmanship, having fun and playing in a non pressured environment
If you have made a booking with Pontins direct for the Junior European Championship and wish to partake in the 3 day darts event you may have booked the accommodation only
The latest in the Junior Darts Corporations National UK tour events see's John Brown book his place in the Grand Finals. The Modus Junior UK Tour 3 held in Worcester had 45 participants from all over the UK contest for a chance to play at the Alexandra palace later this year in the PDC's pathway to the palace, and a place at stake for the winner of each event as a JDC Allstar.
John Brown son of PDC star Steve"Bomber"Brown was up against Ross Gilder from Cheshire in a final that contained some great darts from both players. Brown and Gilder shared legs with throw to square at 2-2. At this point four maximums had already been hit with some top finishing.
Former BDO World Youth champion Colin Roelofs is among the four qualifiers who came through the qualifiers to reach the inaugural JDC European Darts Championship.
The evenementenhal in Venray hosted the first ever Junior Dutch and Belgium Darts Masters with four tickets to the European Championships up for grabs. Six Belgian players competed for one ticket with Erik Meyers taking the honours after beating Viani van den Bergh in a close final 5-3.
JDC ANNOUNCE MODUS SPORTS MANAGEMENT PARTNERSHIP IN BOOST FOR FUTURE DARTS STARS
The Junior Darts Corporation are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with leading professional management company MODUS Sports Management in a move that will result in various benefits for JDC members and participants.
The agreement will see MODUS to become the title sponsor of the JDC Tour with immediate effect, including sponsorships of all events within the tour.
The winners of the 2017 Grand Final and JDC Order of Merit will both receive management and sponsorship from MODUS to play on the 2018 PDC Development Tour.
The partnership will also ignite the emergence of the new JDC Allstars scheme, which will see the most successful JDC talents in different areas of the UK given the chance to compete against the likes of Michael van Gerwen and other top professional stars in MODUS’ popular exhibition events.
Jason Thame, Managing Director of MODUS Sports Management said: “All of us here at MODUS are extremely excited to be on board with the JDC. Steve Brown has done some excellent work to build something which gives young and aspiring darts players the best environment to improve their game and fulfil their darting dreams.
“After meeting with Steve and seeing his vision for taking an already fantastic organisation forward, we were only too happy to give our backing to the JDC. We believe we can offer some fantastic rewards and opportunities to young darts players and we look forward to some joining our growing association with future stars such as Keegan Brown, Callum Loose, Billy Holmes, Bradley Kirk and Fallon Sherrock.”
Steve Brown, Chairman of the JDC, added: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome MODUS as an official partner to the JDC. I've been around the professional game for nearly a decade and have always been impressed with the professionalism of MODUS and their players.
“As we continue to introduce hundreds of juniors to the game of darts it's imperative that we offer sound advice and support to those wishing to progress in the game. The partnership with MODUS will help us offer sound advice for all members and open doors for those lucky enough to become a JDC Allstar.”
The guys at ITV have been in touch and wanted to reach out to the JDC juniors for there upcoming game show "Challenge Me" presented by Stephen Mulhurn. If you have a trick shot or any other talent related to darts then they would like to hear from you. Follow the link below to register.
If anyone is interested in applying then please register and fill in an application form here - http://www.itv.com/beontv/shows/challengeme with a short video of your talents.
Yours in darts
(Chairman of the JDC)
YOUNG players from the Netherlands and Belgium will be able to win spots in the Junior European Championship in a special qualifying event in June, which is being backed by star names Michael van Gerwen, Raymond van Barneveld and Kim Huybrechts.
The 2016 Junior Darts Corporation season will feature the £6,000 Junior European Championship being held from September 16-18 at Pontins Brean Sands.
Four places will be on offer for players in the special qualifying event on Saturday June 11 at the Evenementenhal in Venray, with two spots open for Dutch players and two for Belgian players in addition to a €5,000 total prize fund.
In addition, top Dutch youngsters Justin van Tergouw and Maikel Verberk have accepted invitations to compete in the Junior European Championship.
Op zaterdag 11 juni organiseert de Junior Darts Corporation zijn eerste twee toernooien op het vasteland van Europa: de Junior Dutch en Junior Belgium Darts Masters. Uit beide kwalificatietoernooien plaatsen zich twee spelers voor het Junior European Darts Championship, dat van 16 tot en met 18 september wordt gehouden in Brean Sands te Engeland.
The completion of the 2nd tour offering by the JDC resulted in a compelling final which saw Jim Moston edge out England international Tyler Radlett 5-4.
Moston from Stoke on Trent competing in his first JDC event, went through to the final dropping only 1leg. Radlett who looked odds on to book his place in the last 16 stormed in to a 4-1 lead during the final. Moston surged his way back edging out a final leg decider with a 13 dart leg.
Adding to the JDC'S portfolio , is the Emerald Darts Academy.
Situated in the town of Tullow, Co Carlow the Emerald Darts Academy is 60 minutes from Dublin and offers the opportunity for Irish juniors to participate in an ever popular growth of Darts Academies in the UK.
Darren Barson the JDC'S Director of Operations said,
" this is truly a great addition for our growing list of academies nationwide. Darts is offering great oportunities for Junior players these days and its great to have the Irish on board. The JDC has great representation in England and Wales and currently we are exploring Scotland and main land Europe too".
DAN PERRY took victory in the opening event of the 2016 Junior Darts Corporation season at the George Albert Hotel in Dorchester.
Perry followed up his success in winning a JDC event in 2015 by claiming the first of this year's six national JDC events for players aged 10-17.
Perry's success also gives him a head start in the JDC's "Pathway To The Palace", with the season-ending final to be held on stage at the William Hill World Darts Championship.
"It was a fantastic tour event and with an increase in entrants on 2015, I am pleased to see this event well attended," said JDC Chairman Steve Brown.
"This particular event is highly anticipated as it's our first event of the year which provides us with our first finalist for December."
For further information about the JDC tour or to become a part of the junior game, visit www.juniordarts.com or follow @JDCDarts on Twitter.
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Future Darts Academy North Wales
Academy Director: Rob Clayton
Venue: Cues Sports Bar, Towyn ,Rhyl.
Academy sessions: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm till 8pm.
Worcester Junior Darts Academy
Academy Director: Darren Barson
Contact: 01905763340/ 07805878192
Venue: Riley's sports venue
Shrubhill trading estate
Academy sessions: Thursday's 6.30pm - 8pm
Jamie Caven Darts Academy (Derby)
Academy director: Jamie Caven
Venue: Cueball, Mansfield Road, Derby
Academy sessions: Mondays & Wednesdays 6.30 - 8pm
Chepstow Darts Academy
Director: Jon Worsley
Venue: Chepstow football club
Academy sessions Tuesday 6.30-8pm
Knowle Darts Academy (Bristol)
Director: Rob Witcombe
Contact: 0117 9721047
Venue: Snooker city, 33 Broad walk, Knowle, Bristol,Bs4 2qu
Academy sessions: Wednesdays 6.00pm-7.30pm
Yate Town Darts Academy (Bristol)
Academy directors Neil Sellick & Kate Collins
Venue Stanshawes court hotel
Stanshawes court drive
Yate BS37 4EA
Academy sessions Thursday's from 7pm.
Kingswood Darts Academy (Bristol)
Director: David Burrill
Venue: Kingswood Royal British legion, 104 Regent Street, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 8hp
Academy sessions Wednesdays 6pm-7.30pm
Coach - Pete Meyrick 07582 123098
Bedworth United Football Club
Coach - David Galaska
Venue- The Jubilee Pye Green Rd WS11 5RS
Paignton Darts Academy
Director- Brian Ivey 07913 920070
Venue - 42 elm bank rd
Emerald Darts Academy
Venue- Room 180
Central College Nottingham
Director - Gary Horsley