Aaron Bower

  • Author of "Football's Ultimate Miscellany"
  • Writes about darts, rugby, and football as a freelance sports journalist for the Press Association, Rugby League World MagazineForty20 magazine, League Express  newspaper, RFL, and Radio Royal (West Yorkshire Hospital Radio)
  • Has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Leeds Metropolitan University


Aaron Bower is a former writer for ThoughtCo who has two years of experience publishing articles about darts, rugby, and football. Bower has participated in youth darts tournaments since the age of 13 and was directly involved with the huge growth of the sport in the United Kingdom between 2010 and 2018.

Along with helping to produce the next generation of darts talent and teaching the mechanics and techniques of the sport to youngsters at local universities in England, Bower also passionately writes about darts, amongst other sports, on personal blogging sites and in credited publications, including Inside Darts magazine and UK Darts magazine.

Graduating with a degree in Journalism from Leeds Metropolitan University, Bower has a deep and extensive knowledge of writing about sports, with darts predominant amongst his passions. He has also played exhibitions against five-time World Champion Eric "The Crafty Cockney" Bristow and former champion of the world Dennis "The Menace" Priestley.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Leeds Metropolitan University, with a 2:1 Grade in 2011
  • Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College with three A Levels including Media, Sport, and ICT, as well as 12 GCSEs, from 2001 to 2008

Awards and Publications

  • Inside Darts magazine
  • UK Darts magazine
  • Football League Player
  • Press Association
  • Rugby League World Magazine
  • Forty20 Magazine
  • Author, "Football's Ultimate Miscellany"

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