Both players are playing for NHS charity Heroes, and the match will be broadcast in full on Facebook LIVE, Instagram LIVE and Twitter TONIGHT at 7pm…
We’re filling the void left in the sporting calendar- by holding a darts match between Jamie ‘Breakable’ Redknapp and Wayne ‘Unbreakable’ Bridge.
The ‘Darts From Home’ match, which is a best of seven legs, sees the two former Premier League stars play each other on the interactive Target Nexus dartboard.
The boards allows the players to see each other, speak to each other and play each other from their own homes – meaning the match can happen in complete isolation, during lockdown.
Tune in from 7pm tonight on our Twitter & Facebook pages to see the full match. pic.twitter.com/6PxRFp5TEA
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) April 3, 2020
Both players have donated their fee to the match to NHS charity Heroes, which offers help to healthcare workers across Britain. In addition, Paddy Power will also be making a £500 donation to the same charity for every score over 100.
The clash was filmed on mounted iPhones sent to both players and will be available to view on the Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube channels of both Paddy Power and Target Darts. Just watch below:
Former England left-back Bridge said: “I don’t know if Jamie will get through the match – he’s nicknamed ‘Breakable’ for a reason. Hopefully, the match will go the distance and we can raise a load of cash for charity.”
Our own oche jockey Paddy Power said: “There’s a sports-shaped hole in everyone’s life right now, and we’re here to fill that with Darts From Home.
“Simply put, a totally interactive Target Darts match which abides by the laws of lockdown, since the players aren’t ever in the same place.
“The first two players to step up to the oche are Wayne Bridge and Jamie Redknapp, and who knows who we may get to match-up next…”
James Tattersall, Target Darts spokesperson said: “Sport provides entertainment and brings people together. “We wanted to give sports fans some action and for sports stars to have some competitive fun – what better way than using our online dart network to create a Darts from Home match!”