The stars align at Moama once more

The Darts Australia National Championships 2023 edition is just around the corner and one of the flagship events of the week is set to take place once again with the Indigenous All Stars aiming to regain the trophy they lost last year to the President’s 11.

The all star event is about reflecting the impact players of an indigenous background have had on the game of darts in Australia. Chairman of Darts Australia, Kelvin James, reflected on how and why this event has grown,

“The concept of this event was born from Darts Australia’s desire to recognise the influence of indigenous players on our great game.

“They form a great part of our championships each year and are a major part of our membership. Indeed, our sport is blessed to have a high percentage of indigenous players and they make up a considerable percentage of our state teams each year.

“At Youth and World level we have had some wonderful successes from the indigenous community including 2022 DA Hall of Fame inductee and former WDF world youth champion, Kyle Anderson, as well as his brother, Beau (another former WDF world youth champion.)

“Add to them the likes of Harrena Williamson and Jamie Rundle, both of whom have also been crowned previous WDF World Youth Champions. Andrew Townes was a member of the WDF Australian World Cup winning team and played in the very first indigenous all-star team in Townsville. There are so many great names out there.

“It is more than that though. In clubs up and down Australia from the Kimberley to North Queensland, from the Territory to Tasmania, indigenous players are a huge part of our darting communities. We are proud of the inclusivity of the sport of darts and this event celebrates that.

“I am looking forward to seeing the players selected, all of whom are in cracking form, throw quality darts in what should be an entertaining and exciting event.

“With so many of the players being a part of the conversation about national team selection each one will want to throw their best darts when they step up to the oche no matter what event they are playing in.

As a reflection of how important this event is it will open finals day and thus be the first live streamed event of the national championship week.

If you can’t make it along to Rich River Golf Club Moama then the event will be broadcast on My Sport Live via on Friday 11th of August 2023 from 10am.