Axe throwing is coming to Aberdeen and organisers are ambitious a competitive league could be in the works.
But don’t worry, those who want to join in for fun are also more than welcome, with the people behind the sport at Hatchet Harry’s saying it’s the perfect date night.
In one of their biggest ever venues, axes will be thrown from September 24 on South College Street when doors open for the first time.
And co-managing director Jack Beadle is optimistic that the people of Aberdeen will be keen to learn the techniques of Canadian axe throwing “after being cooped up for so long”.
He said: “It’s a strange time to be launching a business into. Regardless if we’re excited about it or trust it, it is a funny time.
“We shouldn’t be doing what we’re doing… from the outside world it probably doesn’t look like it makes sense.”
The 32-year-old hopes that the sport will become “the next big thing” as he says that Hatchet Harry’s is determined to cultivate big leagues across the UK.
‘This could be the next big thing’
“It’s gone from a leisure activity to what we would have classed darts as maybe 20 years ago,” he said.
“This could be the next big thing with the right people pushing it in the right direction.
“We’re not people just jumping in trying to make a quick buck but someone who’s got experience in this space, pushing it in the right direction with the right team around us.
“We could make it into something bigger than it is and that’s where I want to go with it.
“We want this to grow into the league, and be the people who are known for that in the UK.”
The new Aberdeen venue is the chain’s fourth establishment with others based in Newcastle, Glasgow and Liverpool.
However managing directors Jack Beadle and Richard Budge hope to open a further 15-20 venues across the country in hopes of turning Canadian axe throwing into a competitive sport in the UK.
Each session will begin with a safety briefing before a maximum of six people will make their way to one of the venues five lanes.
The fully instructed sessions will cost £24.99 over the weekend and £19.99 Monday to Thursday – and will teach newcomers how to throw the axes before a competition and trick shots at the end.