Big increases in female darting participation noted after Sherrock's World Championship run

Fallon Sherrock made history during the last PDC World Championship by becoming the first female player to win a match in the event.

Sherrock went one further seeing off both Ted Evetts and Mensur Suljovic before being defeated by Chris Dobey; but since then, 'The Queen of the Palace' has had a far reaching effect since her run.

According to Steve Brown, chairman of the JDC; the number of female players wanting to be involved has massively increased.

“Fallon’s journey in the World Championships has heralded a new era for the sport as a whole; we have already seen a superb influx of girls both playing and interested in taking up the game.”

Throughout the lockdown period JDC Virtual’s popularity and participation exploded; with opportunities for grassroots players of all ages, sex and ability to qualify for the first ever Virtual Amateur World Darts Championships.

“Whilst we are a million miles from the glitz and glamour of the televised game; it is this sort of development that bodes well for decades to come and hopefully the first ever ladies and girls competing for major titles.”

Big increases in female darting participation noted after Sherrock's World Championship run
Photo: Pieter Verbeek/PV-Darts

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