Darts, the traditional pub sport, is having a ‘moment’.
Its loyal fanbase and growing popularity have been around for years, but a piece in today’s Sunday Telegraph [Life, page 15] looks at how royalty and City workers are leading a boom in popularity.
“Furthermore, in this climate of austerity chic, when traditional, cheap and folksy pursuits are the new cool, darts nights at home have become a feature of the trendsetters’ circuit.”
(Note how folk music is also said to be rising in popularity)
Also, very interesting to see a big profile piece and back page splash on Rohit Rabadia, “the only Asian darts player on the UK BDO darts circuit” in the February issue of Asian Image.
Great to see a traditional British sport becoming more accessible to more people you wouldn’t normally associate with it.
What next? Bullseye back on our screens?