"You can go from the bedroom to World Champion" - Wayne Mardle

The traditional route to success in the world of darts may be about to change.

The world's best players all emerged through the pub, club and county scenes to the top of the sport. 

However, a new breed is seeping through. Academies are popping up all around the world and from these a new brand of player is coming through. 

Listen to the thoughts of world number one Michael van Gerwen, PDC chairman Barry Hearn, Sky Sports expert Wayne Mardle, PDC director Rod Harrington, former BDO world champion Steve Beaton and hear from the founder of the Darts Academy of Ireland, which is aiming to produce an Irish champion. 

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An abridged version was broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1's Saturday Sport on 6 October.