Jockey Hayley Turner OBE is a prime example of a sportswoman who has paved the way for women in a male dominated sport in horse racing and she believes now that Fallon Sherrock’s success will pave the way.

Turner said that Sherrock’s victories must have been inspiring for not only her but all women watching it and she believes that the more opportunities they will get, the better it is going to be.

“It was amazing and it was so good to be there [watching Fallon]. Everybody was rooting for her and everyone was on her side, it was just brilliant to see,” said Turner on The Darts Show podcast.

“You just think about all of the women watching her and how inspiring it must have been for them. It’s just opening the door for so many people.”

“The more opportunities they (women) get, they’re going to get better and better as well.

“The standard of players is just going to rise now (in darts) that there’s more coaching, there’s more prize money so that they can play full-time as opposed to it being just a hobby.”

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Author: Samuel Gill