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Born in Rhymney Wales, Bill started his lifelong passion for playing Darts prior to 1958, playing Social Darts at the Northern Suburbs Leagues Club and other venues in the Northern Suburbs of Wollongong.

In 1956, Bill was at the formation meeting of the Illawarra Darts Association and was soon to be elected to positions on the Committee.


In 1969 he became the Zone 6 Representative at the NSW Darts Council and in 1971 he was largely responsible for the Dapto Leagues Club running the NSW State Championships that year.1974 was a big year for Bill, as he became the Manager of the State Team, a position he was to hold for many years. Also in that year, he was elected to the position of President - Illawarra Darts Association, a position he was to hold for the next 26 years until his untimely passing in 2000.

In 1976 his was the first name nominated for Life Membership of Darts in the Illawarra and was accepted by Members of the Illawarra District Darts Association for his many contributions to the Sport, not only within the Illawarra area, but also at the State level.

In 1985 the IDDA renamed the D Grade Men's Competition to the 'William Cross D Grade Competition' and in December 2000, following Bill's passing, Members voted unanimously to rename the 2001 Illawarra District Darts Association Summer Competition to be known forthwith as the "William Cross Men's Graded Competition' which runs from January to June each year.

Quite fittingly, the inaugural running of the William Cross Pro-Am at Dapto Leagues Club in September 2006 marked the 35th Anniversary of the region's first major Darts Event, the '71 State Darts Championships, which were held at this same venue chiefly due to the efforts as expressed earlier by one:
William "Bill" Cross