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Bury St Edmunds: Moreton Hall Ladz darts team aim for the bullseye

PUBLISHED: 16:45 19 September 2013 | UPDATED: 16:45 19 September 2013

Moreton Hall Ladz darts team are presented with their team shirt by their sponsors.

Moreton Hall Ladz darts team are presented with their team shirt by their sponsors.

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A group of schoolboys have smashed the stereotypical image of a darts player having a beer in one hand and an arrow in the other.

Pupil from King Edwards VI School, Benjamin Francis, will captain a new youth darts team the Moreton Hall Ladz. They will be the youngest darts team to enter Bury Interclub Dart League. Pupil from King Edwards VI School, Benjamin Francis, will captain a new youth darts team the Moreton Hall Ladz. They will be the youngest darts team to enter Bury Interclub Dart League.

Twelve students, aged 15 to 16, from King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds have formed a darts team called Moreton Hall Ladz.

It has earned itself the title of being the team with the youngest players to ever enter the Bury Interclub Dart League.

Benjamin Francis, 15, who captains Moreton Hall Ladz with his father Kevin, who is also a member, said: “I think our team really stands out and we have tried to promote it as much as we can. We have a Facebook page, Twitter, YouTube, email and Google+ page.”

The team has also gained two local sponsors - Colin Green & Associates and Moreton Hall Community Centre Club - which have funded team shirts, which were designed by Benjamin.

The teenager said: “I really started playing darts after the 2011 Lakeside championships on the BBC. My dad had always had a darts board in the garage, but I was never interested up until then.”

What was a friends’ league in his garage evolved into the Moreton Hall Ladz after Benjamin’s family learnt of the facilities at the Moreton Hall Community Centre, which is where the team will play all home fixtures.

Moreton Hall Ladz, from the Bury area, are yet to play another team, but Benjamin said they had “big ambitions” while wanting to stay grounded and enjoy the game.

“First of all I would like to see one of us win a leg, then a game, then the team win a game and just keep building little successes. I would like to win the league, but maybe not this year being realistic.”

Follow the team on Twitter using @MoretonHallLadz and search for mhladz on Facebook.

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