Darts Society is a society for those who are interested in playing, watching or discussing darts. It is a great society to meet new people, socialise and have fun. We aim to provide a friendly environment for all abilities; Whether you've never heard of darts before or whether you've been playing for years, we welcome you all.
Below is our virtual societies fair video (Note: There is no spoken audio, only the song "Chase The Sun", hence no transcript)
Why should I join?
Darts is an easy sport to pickup. No matter your ability level, there will be someone of a similar ability for you to have competitive games against, so you will hopefully never feel out of place and you will be able to improve your own game. We enjoy socialising and practicing in a relaxed atmosphere, as opposed to some sports who are more rigid when they practice.
Our away day trips to other universities are always a brilliant laugh and a great afternoon out. In the past we have hosted many a great social, including circling and pub crawls; Adhering to government guidance, we hope to host similar events in the future. Our members are welcoming, and simply turning up to one of our practice sessions is a great way to meet new people, have a throw and have a laugh.
Darts is also a cheap sport to play; The only requirement is a set of darts, these can be as little as £10, and for those who don't yet have a set, our members are always happy to lend a spare set. Other than that, travel is the only other expenditure.
What do we play?
We compete as a team in the University Darts UK league. In our debut UDUK season, we finished a respectable 6th out of 12 teams. We regularly compete against other universities in the midlands, followed by the "Big Weekender" to round the season off.
Internally, we hold weekly practice sessions, with a relaxed approach to allow our members to practice a variety of areas of their game. We run in-house leagues over the course of the season, as well as one-off tournaments, such as our Christmas Cup and our Grand Prix event.
We are also the reigning Varsity champions, having strolled to victory against Coventry in the 2020 final.
When do we play?
We usually practice once a week (This was on either a sunday or monday evening in 2019/20) and compete in UDUK on a wednesday afternoon.
Where do we play?
We practice often at Riley's Sports Bar in Coventry, or at Fusion on campus. For away games against other universities, we travel up to different venues around the midlands.