Development Tour Induction 2021
Induction notes for none members on the Development Tour 2021.
This a brief induction into what you are required to do as a non-PDPA full or associate member, if you are only a Development Tour player you will be classed as a junior member.
- PDPA Development Tour officer
- Betting Integrity
- PDPA Membership
- PDPA Communication
- Anti Doping
- Social Media
- Bank Forms
PDPA DEVELOPMENT TOUR OFFICER:
Former PDC Professional Jamie Caven is the PDPA Development Tour Officer, so anyone who needs to contact Jamie to regarding the Development Tour, please contact:
Mobile No: 07853 850 567
BETTING INTEGRITY/ANTI CORRUPTION:
It is important to know as a PDPA member, you are not allowed to bet on Darts ‘AT ALL – FULL STOP’
We along with the DRA & PDC maintain the integrity of the sport, and work closely with the Gambling Commission and other betting operators to monitor betting activity on matches. Where there are suspicious or unusual betting patterns in relation to a match, the DRA will be notified before the match is played.
The Integrity Unit will assess and analyse information received on a confidential basis, reporting to the DRA Disciplinary Chair any matters that it considers may require further investigation and/or regulatory action.
The DRA welcomes any information relating to corruption in darts, including information on match fixing, gambling in darts by participating players or any other information relating to attempts by potential corruptors to compromise players or match officials in any manner.
Such information can be passed to the Integrity Unit either through a confidential email or to the Darts Hotline: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Darts Hotline; +44(0)7305 964578.
The identity of any person sharing information will be kept strictly confidential and will not be revealed to anyone outside of the DRA without the specific permission of the person providing the information.
The PPF has produced some betting integrity education films for use by our members.
The following links are time limited but will enable you to download the latest drafts. It would be great to get your feedback on these as we move forward on finalising them.
FREE PDPA MEMBERSHIP:
Over the coming days your name and email address from the PDC’s entry list will be checked or added into our PDPA Membership System. An email will then be sent to you from email@example.com containing a link to your profile. You are then REQUIRED to check/add any information within it and submit it back to us.
Players who attended Q-School 2021 should have completed this step already and will not be resent the link unless we have not yet had their response.
Players who are Development Tour Only, who did not go to Q-School 2021, will be categorised as Junior Members for the purposes of their Membership Profile.
You must, as a PDPA member keep, up to date with all the relevant darts news and information, we have many platforms to do this.
- PDPA WEBSITE: www.pdpa.co.uk This website is funded by its members and has many useful pages. There is a Development Tour page with information, the DT OoM Ranking table and calendar. It is worth at least 10 minutes of your time to see where everything is – see the drop down menu.
- PDPA APP: The new PDPA app is a must so you can see what is going on while on the move via your phone CLICK HERE for details.
- DIRECT EMAILS: Zoe Banks our PDPA Secretary/Admin Support will on a regular basis send you direct emails with important information.
- AT EVENTS: All events have a PDPA representative:
- PDPA SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
The Darts Regulation Authority are your governing body and supply DRA Rules of Darts, the Agents Licence CLICK HERE for details.
The PDPA along with the DRA and PDC adopts a full anti-doping regime with regard to the Sport of Darts. The anti-doping rules of the DRA are the UK Anti-Doping Rules published by the Drug-Free Sport Directorate of UK Sport (or its successor).
Drug Testing: Players competing in events organised by associations affiliated to the DRA may be subject to random drugs tests at any time.
These independent tests would then be analysed following the standard procedures, and any failed test would then be subject to further investigation and, where appropriate, a UK Anti-Doping Disciplinary Hearing.
(TUE FORMS) Therapeutic Use Exemptions. Players may be concerned that being prescribed medication for a medical condition it may affect their ability to participate in a darts event.
Many prescribed drugs will not prevent you from competing, but some may. The key point for players is to contact the DRA via the following email addresses at the earliest opportunity to check any prescribed medication:
They will be able provide assistance and support in players should deal with matters. In urgent situations, players can also contact UK Anti-Doping directly via www.ukad.org.uk
Players are reminded that it is an individual’s responsibility to ensure that they are safe to compete. The thrust of regulation and education is personal liability. If a player is unsure about how a drug may affect their ability to compete fairly, they are advised seek advice before they start taking the relevant medication.
The DRA is available to help and to maximise the chances of players being able to compete in events, not the other way round.
SOCIAL MEDIA ABUSE:
This has been a problem on all social media platforms for quite sometime, remember we have ways in which you can deal with this, so please do report this to anyone, and we can send you what you can do.
The DRA also have Social Media guidelines CLICK HERE
PDC BANK FORM:
All payments of any prize money CLICK HERE to download and print off the form. Details of where to send this are on the form, or you can hand in at any event to the tournament director, or PDPA Rep.