Ladies take on darts’ Golden Girl – and win!

Darts champion Trina Gulliver took on 18 local ladies to raise money for charity at the Empire Working Mens Club, South Elmsall. (H543A230)
Darts champion Trina Gulliver took on 18 local ladies to raise money for charity at the Empire Working Mens Club, South Elmsall. (H543A230)
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DARTS players took on a nine-time world champion to raise cash for charity – and won.

The 18 players from the South Elmsall, South Kirkby, Upton and Hemsworth league each took their chances against Trina Gulliver to be the first to tot up 501 points – and three talented players actually claimed victory against her.

The professional player, nicknamed the ‘Golden Girl,’ has been sponsored for more than ten years and in 2003 she was named as the BBC Midlands Sports Personality of the Year.

The sponsored game - which took place at Empire WMC, South Elmsall, last Wednesday, raised £600 which will be donated to Leukaemia Lymphoma Research, South Elmsall Heart and Stroke Club, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Multiple Sclerosis Trust, Midlands Air Ambulance and the Prince of Wales Hospice.

Steve Fenson, the secretary for the men’s counterpart league and keen fundraiser, organised the event.

He said: “Trina is a world champion so it was absolutely fantastic watching her play. It was such a good turn out and everyone was so generous.

“The amount we have raised is great, and would like to thank everyone who came and supported us.”

The three players that beat Trina, were Sandra Cooper from the Pretoria Club, South Elmsall, and Katie Coope and Nicola Serrella, who are both from the Empire WMC, also in South Elmsall.