PDC darts star Webster in Sheringham to support big charity event

PDC darts star Darren Webster lends his support to a big charity darts night in Sheringham. Turn ins

PDC darts star Darren Webster lends his support to a big charity darts night in Sheringham. Turn inside this week's North Norfolk News to find out more. Picture: Kevin Webb - Credit: Archant

The fifth Craig Cutting Memorial Summer Darts tournament in Sheringham drew to a close, with £1,700 being raised for local charities.

Organisers Kevin Webb and Paul Reeve said the event was the best yet and expressed their gratitude to the players - without them putting their hands in their pockets the event wouldn't have been such a big success.

Norwich professional Darren Webster, who has been enjoying plenty of success in PDC events this year, came along and handed out the trophies and was thanked by the organisers for his contribution.

This year has pushed them amount raised in five years through the £7,500 barrier.

The money went to the disbanded Royal Pioneer Corps (some former members have hit hard times and the money raised will help pay for a day out) and the East Anglia Air Ambulance.

Overall winner of event at the Rainbow Club in Sheringham was Paul Reeve. Other winners: League: Rob Matthews; Shield: Matty Bayley; Highest checkout: Bernie Wright 167.

Meanwhile Cromer St John Ambulance Darts League now has two new officers.

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At the recent annual meeting Charlie Wright retired as chairman after 15 years and his post was taken by Richard Squire of Sheringham Crown.

The position of secretary/treasurer, vacated by Roger Mitchell after 27 years due to advanced years and a couple of medical issues, was taken by Sam Blake of Aylsham Ex-Service Club.

Football: North Walsham Youth FC are celebrating after being awarded a £3,000 Grow the Game grant.

It has paved the way for the club to launch three new teams for under-11 girls, under-nine boys and a mini kickers team for five and six year olds.

Grow the Game is a £2.5m programme funded by The FA and the Football Foundation.

Nick Hindle, chairman of North Walsham Youth FC said: 'As a small local club it is very difficult to find funds to support teams.

'With the wonderful grant from Grow the Game we can look to encouraging new coaches to develop players and also bring more young people into the world of football.'

For more information on the club contact Darren Hunter, club secretary on 07717751076/hunters4@btinternet.com