This month Jon Cruddas MP received confirmation of a new community group opening in Rainham. Alan Lamb, known as a Professor in the BDDA (British Disabled Darts Association) has recently returned from Belgium where he took part in the first ever World Cup of Darts, organised by The WDDA (World Disabled Darts Association.) He represented England and brought home the cup which saw England crowned the first ever Darts Champions of the world.

From this, Alan has set up an Essex Disabled League of Darts held in Rainham’s Silver Hall Social Club. England are one of many counties within the BDDA which doesn't have a disabled darts league.

Silver Hall Social Club was more than happy to be the venue that houses the newly formed Essex Disabled League of Darts and felt that it was fitting for disabled people within their community to join and be a part of something they can thoroughly enjoy.

Registration is £10 for the year and £2 entry into each game within the week. The money raised will be put back into the club and help with purchasing uniforms, players prizes and trophies.

Although positive moves are being made, the club need to raise money for equipment, lights, and specially adapted dart frames. They are appealing to the community for help, and hope that with money raised – the Essex Disabled League of Darts can thrive in their community and their county.

If you are interested in helping or signing up to play, the club have organised their first meeting for Wednesday May 1st, 2019 at The Silver Hall Social Club, 165 New Road, Rainham, Essex RM13 8SH from 1pm until late. This meeting is a drop-in session purely for registration or to pop in to discuss how you can help. Games will commence the week after on 08/05/19.