The Unicorn Darts Youth Academy was devastated to learn of the sudden and tragic death of Jamie Gentleman, one of Andover’s most exciting young prospects.
With prodigious progress it was very clear that Jamie loved the sport of darts, was a natural talent and odds-on to join Team-Unicorn within the next few years.
Jamie’s desire to learn and improve was outstanding and he was instrumental in the continued progress of his peers and elders.
In such a short space of time Jamie had amassed a number of trophies including Player of the Month, 2008 Academy B singles Winner and his prized trophy at the Essex Youth Open which was presented by Bobby George.
At the Academy we teach Dignity, Aspiration, Respect, Team spirit and Sportsmanship; this young man was the epitome of all that is good in the game.
His darting prowess however was exceeded by his personality, good manners and disposition; a finer young man you could not wish to meet.
His quiet and gentle nature together with his impish sense of humour will be so sadly missed as we struggle to come to terms with our loss, barely a week before his fourteenth birthday.
We are for ever charged with taking the Academy forward but will be unable to fill the void Jamie has left for we are richer for having known him but so much poorer for his loss.
Gentleman by name – Gentleman by nature – God bless you Jamie.
Chairman: for Andover Invitation Darts & the Unicorn Darts Youth Academy