Paradarter Phil Lees finally makes England debut: "Not bad to finally achieve it at the age of 60"

Phil Lees finally got the honour to make his England debut this past weekend at the inaugural World ParaDarts Winmau Trophy with the tournament being delayed from November until now.

“To put on an England shirt is the dream of every schoolboy, and something I had always wanted to do,” said Lees to the Tameside Correspondent.

“And it is not bad to finally achieve it at the age of 60.”

Lees competed for England B along with compatriot Amar Dehar and managed to reach the semi-finals of the pairs tournament. The 60-year-old Englishman is no stranger to paradarts.

“I have played darts at The Lakeside (venue for world championships) and in two disability world masters, so this was something to add to that,” he added.

'The Buzz' is an ambassador for the British Disability Darts Association was diagnosed with bone cancer in 1999 and had his left leg amputated five years later but hasn't let this stop him as he has achieved considerable success in disability darts.

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