Mark Tami MP has joined calls for darts to be recognized as a sport, at the same time as getting Parliamentary recognition for the first ever Women’s World Darts Champion, Elsie Grimshaw, who is currently a resident of The Glynne home in Caergwrle.
The Alyn & Deeside MP has added his name, as well as mentioning former champ Elsie’s, to a House of Commons motion. He commented, “Darts is enjoyed by more participants than every activity currently recognized as a sport and the UK is the world’s leading darts nation.
“Many other countries recognize darts as a sport and I am calling on our Government to find an early legislative opportunity to broaden the scope of the Physical Training and Recreation Act 1937, which would enable darts to be funded by the United Kingdom sports councils.”
An amendment to the motion, put down by Mr Tami, ‘recognises that the first ever women’s world darts champion, Elsie Grimshaw, is alive and well in the Glynne Residential Home in Alyn & Deeside’.
Mr Tami added, “I am proud to bring Elsie and her achievements to the notice of Parliament and, that world class sporting talent is to be found in Alyn & Deeside.”