Darts as a Sport in Queensland
#1Darts is a Sport
Tami Leck (Mount Tarampa, 2020-10-07)
#3Darts is a sport
Darren Cowell (Lowood , 2020-10-07)
#5Darts is a sport
Trent Jackson (Morayfield , 2020-10-07)
#8I am signing up as I play drats and I would like to see darts become a sport here in Australia.
Jessica-leigh Knight (Yatala , 2020-10-07)
#9i play darts and so do my children
Kylie Karner (Lockrose, 2020-10-07)
#10Been a dart player for over 30years and i love the sport
Paul Shady (Lowood , 2020-10-07)
#11As a darts player and the secretary of Premier Darts Warwick we require at least the opportunity to apply for grants to help us fund future possibilities of growth
John Ward (Warwick, 2020-10-07)
#12DARTS IS A SPORT
Tiffany Moore (Coominya, 2020-10-07)
#13My whole family plays darts and I believe it's an important recreational sport.
Skye Rodak (Forest hill, 2020-10-07)
#14I am the secretary of Beenleigh Darts and it is a great sport
Ann Barney (Kingston, 2020-10-08)
#22I am a dart player
Kathleen Martin (Warwick, 2020-10-08)
#23I think Darts should remain as a sport
Janette Hinds (Redbank, 2020-10-08)
#26I love my darts it the only sport I can do
Clarrissa Scott (Lowood , 2020-10-08)
#28I play darts as a sport and recreation
Brenton Frahn (Laidley , 2020-10-08)
#29Darts is a fantastic sport which people of all age andabilities andcan play. It is one of the only sport which starts and ends with a handshake (pre covid) and lifelong friends are made. Any enormous amount of skill is required, from hand eye coordination to mathematical skills.
Lorraine burn (Alexandra Hills, 2020-10-08)
#30i have played or be around darts for 30 years and love the game
Rosemaree Justice (acacia ridge, 2020-10-08)
#34Darts is a sport played and supported and sponsored all over the world, why can’t Queensland recognise that????
David Grech (East Ipswich, 2020-10-08)
#36I have played darts for many years and as it is a game of skill and you do get exercise playing I believe it to be a sport of both single and team stucure
Robyn Quarrell (Dalby, 2020-10-08)
#38I am a player and come from a family of players
Cynthia Vine (Lowood, 2020-10-08)
#40I have know darts to be a sport all my life
Chrys Schafer (Lowood, 2020-10-08)
#48Darts is a sport for those of us that play it and enjoy it. We shouldn't loose out on funding for our juniors to go away to improve themselves just because other people don't think its a sport.
Shana Tough (Ipswich, 2020-10-08)
#54My whole family play darts
Kerri Edwards (Dalby, 2020-10-08)
#57Darts is a sport and should be recognised as that in any country that play it .
Cory bender (Brisbane , 2020-10-08)
#59Darts is a sport that so many people enjoy!!!
Jade Snook (Wynyard , 2020-10-08)
#61darts is a sport!
barbara thomas (Deeragun, 2020-10-08)
#64Darts is a sport
Sharon Walker (Alexandra Hills, 2020-10-08)
#66I am signing because Darts is a game of skill and mathematical excellence and should be recognised as a sport
Kerry Crowdey (Cleveland, 2020-10-08)
#67I am a darts player and so is my family, I made the Queensland team 2 years ago and had to travel to play for the Australian championships
Starr Vine (Lowood, 2020-10-08)
#68been associated with darts over 40 years it is a sport of coronation , skill ,mathematic and endurance , it has changed over the years and has a higher profile then it did years ago , and now is not accolated with alcohol .
Ronald Fenton (Caboolture, 2020-10-08)
#71I'm signing because I absolutely love Darts and can't believe that it won't be listed as a sport. Darts is a fantastic sport for helping with focus and mental health, as well as being a great social event!
Robert Jamieson (Brisbane, 2020-10-08)
#78I've played Darts since I was 14, and it's a great way to socialise with a wide variety of characters. If you're looking for work or need a Job done, you'll always find someone at a Dart Club
Christian Cook (Landsborough, 2020-10-08)
#82As president of Bundaberg Darts Association l have had first hand experience recently when applying for the get back to sport grant’s, the skill that is needed to participate at the top in this game is 2nd to none as in any other sport therefore it has to be a sport
Steven Baker (Bundaberg , 2020-10-08)
#84darts is amazing
leon butt (peregian springs , 2020-10-08)
#85the rest of the country and the world see darts as a sport ... why is it that queensland and the labor government have seen fit to go against it.
shane peterson (monkland, 2020-10-08)
#87Because I play competitive darts
Andrew Robinson (Bucasia , 2020-10-08)
#90There is a world championship for darts so why can't we be recognised as a sport🤔🤔🤔
Rowan Edward (Brisbane , 2020-10-09)
#91Im signing this petition cause darts needs to be recognised as a real sport, I'm sick of here its not a real sport like football tennis or soccer, but it is and we need to be recognised for the sport we play.
Julie Mccoist (Gailes, 2020-10-09)
#96Rediculas darts isn't a sport, absolutely rediculas. How do you come up with this garbage.
Richard Lockett (Morayfield , 2020-10-09)
#97I'm a dart player and as coved has affected us and we are unable to receive any funding to stay playing the game we all love.
Elizabeth Kuss (Maryborough, 2020-10-09)
#99I think it is a sport
Jan Cross (Maryborough , 2020-10-09)
#101I love my darts
Rachel Thompson (Landsborough , 2020-10-09)
#102Im signing because I am a darts player and to me this is my sport
Abbie Innes (Lowood, 2020-10-09)
#103Darts is a sport. I’ve been playing darts since I was 14. My grandfather played darts in England as did my father.
Kathy James (Hervey Bay, 2020-10-09)
#104I've been playing darts for 40 years.
Mark Venning (Gympie, 2020-10-09)
#105Darts is a sport
John Sparks (Townsville , 2020-10-09)
#108Darts is most definitely a sport, a sport i have played since i was 10 years old. A sport my children now play.
Jules Adamski (Toowoomba , 2020-10-09)
#111I love the sport of Darts
Denise Davis (Brisbane, 2020-10-09)
#114Whenever the north queensland games are held darts is one of the first invited to participate
Wayne Turner (Cranbrook , 2020-10-09)
#115Darts is a sport and it's a great sport to help children with maths and showing sportsmanship. Before covid, every game starts and finishes with a hand shake.
Leeanne Krabbe (Thornlands, 2020-10-09)
#116With over 50 million registered players worldwide and interest in the game growing stronger, I find it hard to believe darts is no longer recognised as a sport in QLD.
Australia has been host to some of the world series tournaments in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane. The popularity of the sport has pushed free to air media stations such as FOX to have an interest in the sport due to its large consumer fan base. (It certainly sounds like a sport to me).
It is especially baffling that darts was removed as a sport in QLD in 2018, which was the same year that QLD lured the popular World Series of Darts to add the Brisbane Darts Masters to its international tournament circuit. It was such a success that it was held again in 2019 and, in 2021 the QLD Darts Masters Will be held in Townsville.
With more and more opportunities for professional dart players to make a living in the sport, it would be a shame for our juniors not to have the same opportunities due to limited pathways to funding.
Michael Hamilton (Calliope, 2020-10-09)
#117I believe darts should be included as a sport - it attracts people of all ages and backgrounds and is a great tool in helping children with their basic mathematic skills.
Jo Austen (Gladstone, 2020-10-09)
#118i have played soccer for 30 years cricket and swimming in competitions and its not been as physical as playing darts 8 hours a day in a in a three day comp throwing 1000-1200 darts a day also you got practice at least 4 hours a day to be in the top twenty in australia i play in gladstone for the last 20 years and we have junior players representing qld and australia in the usa and uk not to call this a sport is a joke
russell partington (gladstone, 2020-10-09)
#120Darts is a sport played and supported and sponsored all over the world, why can’t Queensland recognise that.
The skills are varied and the game is open to all ages with mathematical skills taught that are no longer taught in school.
Don Fessey (Manly West, 2020-10-09)
#122I'm signing because not reconising darts as a sport is political bs, I'd like someone to explain to all the high calibre world rank players we have here that what they do for a living isn't classified as a sport.
Go ask Kyle Anderson, Simon Whitlock, Damon Heta, Robbie King, Gordon Glen Matthews, Raymond Smith, James Bailey, Mal Cumming, Justin Thompson...
These mentioned people have played in World Championships recognised by the world bodies of Darts. Stating that darts isn't sport is bloody ludicrous
Rodney Liddell (Brisbane , 2020-10-09)
#126Darts is recognised as a sport by SportAus and I would align it with Bowls where you have social participants and pathways to international and professional levels.
Kelvin James (Melbourne , 2020-10-09)
#130Darts is definitely a sport.
Rhys Sullivan (Gladstone, 2020-10-09)
#137I strongly believe that we are a sport
Annett Mason (Gympie , 2020-10-09)
#138Darts is a sport
Kylie Townes (Russell island, 2020-10-09)
#140im signing because darts is a sport.
Marryann goodson (Port Pirie West, 2020-10-09)
#141I’m signing this because Darts should be recognised as a sport
Robert Moreland (Gympie, 2020-10-09)
#142I’m signing because there are over 250 members in far North Queensland. Many more play social competitions in regional areas and for the sport to survive we need funding to develop junior player infrastructure at the grassroots level to develop juniors who are keen to play.
Graham Roberts (Townsville, 2020-10-09)
#143We should be treated as equal considering we have to follow all the required regulations by the government and then can’t access funding when required or needed
Donna Muller (Bundaberg , 2020-10-09)
#144Darts is a skilled sport
Craig Carmody (Brisbane , 2020-10-09)
#145I am proud of our champions
Jean Stone (Hyde Park, 2020-10-09)
#147Im signing because I want to be recognised as a sport in qld and australia
David Callaghan (Sunshine Coast , 2020-10-09)
#148Darts is a Sport that requires a skill and mental ability to play .It is well recognised on the world scene and in other States and Territories in Australia
Judy Taylor (Edmonton, 2020-10-09)
#149I believe that Darts is a sport
Garry Edwards (Redclffe, 2020-10-09)
#151I play darts
Bradley Scott (Ningi, 2020-10-09)
Joanne Hadley (Echuca, 2020-10-10)
#157My husband is a dart player
Julie Hazel (Gold Coast, 2020-10-10)
#158Darts is a sport
Margaret Laydon (Ipswich , 2020-10-10)
#160Darts is sport without a shadow of a doubt. The skill levels and technique required at the top level, mental strength is rival to any other sport. It’s a great sport for people of all ages to be competitive and social just like all the other sports. It’s the all inclusive sport and needs to recognised.
Shane Mckenna (Brisbane , 2020-10-10)
#165I have played darts for nearly 40 years. Time for Qld to recognise darts as the sport it is. Skill, patience, team work, mental and physical ability and not to mention life long friendships.
Johanna Menso (CAIRNS , 2020-10-10)
#166Darts is a fantastic sport.
Mick Ryan (Cairns , 2020-10-10)
#169My friends play the sports we go and watch the sport it seems stupid it’s not a sport?
Kate Amelia (Cairns, 2020-10-10)
#173Darts is a great community game and most definitely should be recognised as a legitimate sport. Just look at the quality and scale of the sport over in the UK.
Tim Russell (Gladstone , 2020-10-10)
#174Darts is a sport that's why! Not physical but very mental minded game
Adam Dolan (Redlands, 2020-10-10)
#175Darts IS a sport! And bloody fun one
Olga Gordon (Kewarra Beach, 2020-10-10)
#176I am a dart player, and I believe it is a sport
Judy Taylor (Babinda QLD, 2020-10-10)
#178Darts is a sport and should be considered as such. Darts is a game if skill and as such should be considered a sport.
Matthew McKinnon (Kingston, QLD, 2020-10-10)
#180If baron twirling and carriage driving are defined as a sport in Qld, then so should darts! It takes skill
Suzanne Turner (Collarenebri, 2020-10-10)
#181I have been involved on all levels of Darts since 1978.
Chris Burgess (Kingston, 2020-10-10)
#184I play darts as a sport on a Thursday and Friday night in my town. We have so many players and we practice and play games like any other sport why not be recognised as one. Thank you.
Selina House (Maryborough, 2020-10-10)
#186Because darts is a sport, if it’s on fox sports it’s a sport
Samuel Wilton (Cairns, 2020-10-10)
#189We would like to be recognised as do all other sporting and recreational activities...
Charlotte Wone (Edmonton, 2020-10-10)
#190I love playing darts
Nathan Renner (Brisbane , 2020-10-10)
#194darts IS a sport
adin archer (cairns, 2020-10-10)
#196I am a dart player and it’s an awesome sport to play would like to see this happen
Kylie Green (Gladstone, 2020-10-10)
#198I play darts. Its a sport
Dan Munro (Rockhampton, 2020-10-10)
#199As a president of a darting and non for profit Association, we struggle to be able to afford the resources our club requires. And as we are not eligible for a variety of grants due to not being recognised as a sport, puts a lot of pressure on my Association in being able to raise funds for our club.
Dave O’Keefe (Caboolture, 2020-10-10)