PHOTO: The Daley darts team from Rockhampton makes history. (ABC Capricornia: Inga Stünzner)

A small group of central Queenslanders will make history this weekend as the first Aboriginal darts team to take part in an international competition.

The Daley darts team from Rockhampton will play in the Taranaki International Darts Open in New Zealand, and manager Heath Daley is pretty chuffed.

"We're the first Aboriginal darts team to be invited to compete overseas," Mr Daley said.

The team, also known as Munda Gatta, played the Dart Players Association circuit last year where they gained international attention and the invitation.

"Win, lose or draw, as long as we perform to the best of our ability on and off the board, that's the main focus," Mr Daley said.

Munda Gatta struggled to find sponsorship for this trip, so resorted to their own fundraising.

"So to everyone who bought tickets, we just want to represent them … and if anyone has a win, bonus."

Improving literary and numeracy skills

Although the Daley Darts Team has been together for only two and a half years, Mr Daley is no stranger to the professional scene.

He managed Western Australian and international player, Kyle Anderson, who is now based in England and plays in the Professional Darts Corporation competition.

Mr Daley is passionate about getting Aboriginal youth involved, particularly as a way to improve literacy and numeracy.

"We want to support Aboriginal players to play the main stage, give them opportunity, and unfortunately we don't get much of that sort of opportunity," Mr Daley said.

"It's good for social skills, brilliant for literacy and numeracy, and there are the people you meet and the friendships you make.

"With young people, it gets them off the street."

A sport for all ages

Kyla Ahmann, at 19 years old, is the youngest member of Munda Gatta, but she is a veteran — playing competitively for seven years.

"I really grew up in darts," Ms Ahmann said.

"My dad was playing from when I was really little and I just watched him play. It's been in my life forever, my aunties, my uncles.

"It really is a mental game and you have to be strong in that department."

She said she was very excited about the international competition and even more about being the first Aboriginal team to compete at such a level.

"It's kind of unbelievable," she said.

Making history was not lost on team mate Phillip Grant either, who started playing darts as a teenager in the north Queensland town of Tully.

"It's awesome. It's something I don't want to miss," he said.

This is his first international competition, and his first trip overseas, and he hoped his family and friends would be inspired by this.

"I'm just going to go over and play to the best of my ability, take the good with the bad and if I lose, I'll just come back and work on it again and hopefully next year will do a bit better," Mr Grant said.

Like Mr Grant, colleague Daniel Forrest also started playing darts at 15, but he had a break until two years ago.

This will be his first time presenting Daley Darts.

"It's the social atmosphere and the competitiveness behind it — I'm a pretty competitive person at heart — and it gets you thinking and your maths is up there," Mr Forrest said.

"I love the sport."