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Darts Academy

The Room 180 Darts Academy is affiliated to the JDC and also associated with Nottingham College

It has its own sponsor too in leading darts manufacturer, Winmau. The Academy will be run by JDC accredited and highly experienced tutor, Gary Horsley.

Room 180 Darts Academy meets on Tuesday (Stapleford) and Thursday (Ilkeston) evenings from 5.45 – 7.00.

The JDC affiliated Academy will feature the firmly established training routines for darts players between the ages of 8 and 18 years of age and will give the players the chance to pit their skills against other players in the national JDC structure.

There are over 15 similar academies nationwide and the Ilkeston and Stapleford youngsters can now get involved.

Why Join The Darts Academy?

D - Develop your numeracy skills via the game of darts

A - Access inside darts information with our professional partnerships

R - Raise your knowledge of elite sporting performance with our exclusive academy package

T - Test your darting skills with elite practices from PDC star Colin ‘Ozzy’ Osbourne and Winmau

S - Start to realise your darting potential with the elite performance centre in Room 180

How Do I Join?

If you would like to take part in this sport academy, simply select that you would like to join an academy when you apply for a full-time course. Alternatively, you might be interested in applying for our Development, Coaching and Fitness Diploma, which has been designed specifically to complement our sport academies.

To book a place on the JDC Academy please contact:

Room 180 Academy or the JDC Academy based in Room 180 Ilkeston - please contact: Gary Horsley at

JDC – please contact:

Ilkeston Town Football Club – please contact: Kelly Pike at

Ready to Apply?

Take a look at the courses we run alongside the Sport Academies:

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