If you’re at Ingleburn RSL Club on a Wednesday or Friday evening, you’re likely to notice a sea of blue shirts descending on the Rick Madden Lounge. That’s the Ingleburn RSL Darts Club, proudly supported by Ingleburn RSL Club and ClubGRANTS.
Eyes on the prize
The ClubGRANT awarded to the Darts Club, funds the prize money for both the social and competitive events. Lindsay Morando, President of the Ingleburn RSL Darts Club, says that nearly everyone walks away with a little prize money on a Friday evening.
“Our Friday social comp is played as drawn doubles,” explains Lindsay. “Every Friday, the winners get $25 each, second place $20 each and so on. There’s also a prize for the highest individual score on the night, one for the men and one for the ladies.”
The prize money for the Wednesday comp is also similarly divided up throughout the year between the winners across the club comp and the Memorial Shield.
For Glenn Cushion, CEO of Ingleburn RSL Club, it’s great to give back to the members in such an enjoyable, social way.
“The Darts Club is an important part of our Club,” he says. “We’re proud to provide not only the space for the members to participate in a sport they enjoy but also to provide the prize money through ClubGRANTS.”
All ages, all abilities
No matter your age or ability, everyone is welcome at the Ingleburn RSL Darts Club. If you take your darts seriously and want to engage in some healthy competition, Wednesday night is the best bet. Otherwise, Friday night social darts offers a more relaxed environment and the opportunity to connect with other players.
“We normally have about 16 players on a Friday night,” says Lindsay. “A lot of the players have dinner at the restaurant first and then come along to play. One week you might play with someone who’s never played before and then the next week be paired with the best player in the club. It’s called social darts for a reason – we all have a lot of fun.”
The Darts Club committee is also working on starting up a club competition with other local clubs. Lindsay says this is a chance to play against other players for more social and competitive opportunities.
If you want to join in for a game of Friday evening social darts, come along to the Club before 8pm and find the players in the Rick Madden Lounge. It’s $3 to participate with $200 in prize money shared amongst the players.