Hedman discusses future of amateur darts: "I'd love to see the PDC and the WDF work together" | Dartsnews.com

Hedman discusses future of amateur darts: "I'd love to see the PDC and the WDF work together"

Deta Hedman has recently competed in her first PDC World Darts Championship but with no Women's Tour as of yet, the future of amateur darts is a big talking point as a result of the BDO's demise.

For Hedman, she is pinning her hopes on the WDF who revealed their intention to run the World Masters at Bonte Wever in Assen, the home of the Dutch Open next year as well as a potential World Championship.

"You've of course got the WDF which is there and they've announced the Winmau (World Masters) which is December all being well which is in Holland," said Hedman to Tungsten Tales.

"The World Championship will happen, it's already there in place but again it's as Covid allows because now the BDO has folded, the WDF has always been there because we always travel around Europe and the World and it's always WDF points but now they've stepped to the fore and they are now the governing body."

"There are over 80 competitions worldwide with the ranking system sitting there waiting. You've got the main, regional ranking system so when the World Championship gets the go ahead, you'll have a lot more foreign players because before the BDO World Championship was mostly geared towards the British people."

"Now it's now more open to everyone and the system is more fair so that's a lot to look forward to."

'The Heart of Darts' is all for multiple organisations throwing their hat in the ring to run amateur darts but hopes a tie-up with the PDC could be achieved.

"I'd love to see the PDC and the WDF work together. I think that would be really good but you've got all the other names cropping up. UKDA, they are county and MAD, I'm not really sure what they're all about because I've asked anything for the ladies and they haven't got anything. So again as I say, the WDF is there for everybody."

"The way I look at it more the merrier, everyone works together. The more choices you have, why not as long as everyone is working off the same page."

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