Students hit the bullseye with Winmau sponsorship renewal

Students hit the bullseye with Winmau sponsorship renewal

09/11/2017

Young people in Nottingham are being given the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the global darts industry following the renewal of a three-year sponsorship with Winmau, the world’s leading darts brand.

The agreement will see the continued support of The Nottingham Darts Academy, which is appropriately located in Room 180 at Nottingham College’s Clifton Campus. In addition to kitting out the academy with equipment, including the market-leading Blade 5 Dual Core dartboard, Winmau will help students learn how a multi-million pound industry works.

“Darts is the second most popular televised sport in the UK,” says Nottingham Darts Academy Manager, Gary Horsley. “In addition to learning how to play the game, students will gain valuable insight from Winmau in business, manufacturing, technology and sports marketing skills. The academy also provides an opportunity for students to apply what they are studying in areas such as sports psychology, nutrition, maths and English.”

The academy is also supported by Champions League of Darts winner, Colin Osbourne as well as Winmau sponsored players including former multiple world champions Trina Gulliver MBE, Ted ‘The Count’ Hankey, Scott Waites, major winners Simon Whitlock and Paul Nicholson.

“The Nottingham Darts Academy is one of the most exciting initiatives in the sport,” says Ian Flack, “Gary and his team have done a wonderful job in leveraging darts to teach young people life skills and develop closer links with the community. We are delighted to be able to support such ground-breaking work for another three years.”

Gary Horsley adds: “Winmau’s sponsorship not only meant we could re-equip Room 180 but also develop a mobile academy, which enables us to take the sport on the road into educational establishments across the East Midlands. We recently joined the Junior Darts Corporation (JDC) which will help us extend these ambitions further.”

For more details on the Nottingham Darts Academy or the JDC and Room 180, please contact Gary Horsley on 0115 9146503 or gary.horsley@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk.

Students interested in attending the Academy should email their name, course and personal tutor details to abbi.bladon@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

Highlights from ncn

View all news

NewCollegeNottm

Mon 20 Nov 09:43

Happy Monday! We want to encourage you all to have an extra bit of confidence & belief this week & from now on...th… https://t.co/othMkFozvY

NewCollegeNottm

Mon 20 Nov 09:20

Nottingham College are proud to have not 1 but 2 students shortlisted for the @NottinghamPost Education Awards! We… https://t.co/TM7TJ1Jq30

NewCollegeNottm

Mon 20 Nov 09:17

RT @AspireNottm Students from @Bulwell_Academy @NewCollegeNottm receiving expert digital advice @GoogleUK @MyNottingham from the… https://t.co/lE4FoiDyo3

NewCollegeNottm

Mon 20 Nov 09:16

RT @Adiemarrmills .@NewCollegeNottm is @FalmouthUni @FalmouthFTi @IoP_Falmouth having a great time doing all things photography today https://t.co/1JeBFic49d

NewCollegeNottm

Mon 20 Nov 09:16

RT @AFCONottingham We are providing Operation X and Mock Interviews to students at @NewCollegeNottm. Looking forward to visiting and a… https://t.co/ghheEHGny4

NewCollegeNottm

Mon 20 Nov 09:15

RT @NUHsexualhealth Want to know more about #HIVTestWeek ? We are @NewCollegeNottm at Clarendon campus today 10 - 1pm. https://t.co/FXtMiXEvJI

NewCollegeNottm

Fri 17 Nov 16:29

It was great to see the culinary talent from school pupils at @jwschool @NottinghamFree @Arnold_Hill @Southwoldshttps://t.co/53FV3skcs4

NewCollegeNottm

Fri 17 Nov 16:05

Tonight is the night! Nottingham's Christmas lights switch-on will take place in Old Market Square from 18.45!… https://t.co/188U67fvAU

NewCollegeNottm

Fri 17 Nov 12:15

RT @ABAonline If you think someone you know is being bullied, here are 3 tips to help. #AntiBullyingWeek #AllDifferentAllEqual https://t.co/hhwWpZFOj3

NewCollegeNottm

Fri 17 Nov 11:20

It may be cold outside but on the plus side It's Friday!!!...hope this also gives you a warm feeling! #FridayFeeling https://t.co/J8DqAz1uM6

NewCollegeNottm

Fri 17 Nov 11:00

Get involved and submit your views on the proposed new City Hub at Nottingham College https://t.co/ds9Pog0fKw https://t.co/gj8CXIC4G7

NewCollegeNottm

Fri 17 Nov 09:55

Winter Wonderland in Old Market Square reopens today! Enjoy the ice rink, festive market, rides and so much more!… https://t.co/AvYW7ibrkM

NewCollegeNottm

Thu 16 Nov 11:48

RT @ThinkForwardUK One of our young people enjoying a catering course taster session at @NewCollegeNottm Just one of the ways… https://t.co/SN7Tiu85a5

NewCollegeNottm

Thu 16 Nov 10:43

We want to encourage you all to never quit - no matter how hard things may seem - especially if you have a burning… https://t.co/cGHQl0J5as