Darts in Western Australia became an Incorporated body in 1947 when Western Australian Darts Association, ( later became Perth districts Darts Association and is now Perth mixed Darts Association) received Incorporation and became the governing body in W.A.
The State Championships for some years was played between W.A.D.A., Fremantle, Swans and Kalgoorlie. When the Country Championships strengthened (these Championships were organised by a separate body) a country composite side became part of the State Championships. Of course way back then the Ladies were not recognised.
The first State team to participate in the National Championships travelled East in 1964.
In 1971, after much discussion, the ladies were let into the fold and affiliated bodies were formed, which became Western Australian Darts Council Inc in 1974 and is now Darts Western Australia Inc.
In the mid 70’s Toodyay Men's Association (an affiliate of WADC) advertised a singles competition to be held in a local hotel with prize money for the winner. The local constabulary did not allow this to go ahead as they decreed darts was a game of chance and therefore it was classed as illegal gambling. This started the debate as to the classification of darts and after much petitioning and discussion the Government accepted Darts as a sport.
In the early 70’s the only players who could participate in the State doubles and singles were those who had first won their own Associations titles
The Men's and Ladies State teams have won many more National titles than any other State and currently still compete extremely well at this level. 1974 saw the development of the under 25’s and 1980 was the beginning of the under 18’s program. Both of these are still going strong.
Today competitions are held for all ages and ability levels and whilst the game is now on the rise due the sport receiving some high profile recognition on TV.
Please feel free to contact our executive committee via the phone numbers below. If you prefer to send an email, please visit our contact us page to submit an enquiry.
Committee of Darts WA
Phone: (M) 0435 390 097
Phone: (M) 0409 621 348
Junior Vice President
Phone: (M) 0439 103 290
Phone: (M) 0416 306 325
Phone: (M) 0439 103 290
Phone: (M) 0424 459 063
Phone: (M) 0411 176 819
Men's Captain Mr Mark Dorotich
Men's Manager Mr Glen McLeod
Men's Selectors 2020
Mr Mark Dorotich
Mr Glen McLeod
Mr Patrick Gallacher
Mr Sam Sutherland
Ladies Captain Mrs Robyn McCloy
Ladies Manager Ms Helen Chalson
Ladies Selectors 2020
Mrs Betty Hislop
Mrs Audrey Mullen
Mrs Robyn McCloy
Ms Louise Ball
Ms Helen Chalson