Turner reacts after PDC Women's Series announcement: "This is another stepping stone and great chance for us to showcase what players can do"

Laura Turner has reacted after the news was released that the first iteration of the PDC Women's Series will take place in Cannock on October 17-18 calling it 'another progression' for the women's game.

Turner who works as a pundit/commentator for Sky Sports Darts; as well as being World Number 8 in the Women's Rankings in the BDO admitted the news was surprising; but it was news that was very much welcomed at this time.

"2020 is full of surprises but this is actually one that I can enjoy," Turner told Sky Sports News the day after the PDC 's announcement.

"It's another progression that the women's game has so desperately been looking for.

"When the field for the PDC World Championship went from 72 up to 96; you saw the inclusion of two female competitors and the qualification for that was just a one-day knockout. It was a one-off chance, you needed to be on your game.

"Now, it will be extended [with the new Women's Series] which is great and there's prize money up for grabs.

"It's still taken me aback slightly because I wasn't expecting it; but I'm sure that it's something that we can all get behind."

Turner urges players to seize opportunity and take part in Women's Series

For Turner, she is eager for not only herself as a top female darts player; but for others to seize the opportunity and sign up to play in the four tournaments.

As well as saying that she believes the more experience from events such as this; the better the standard will be.

"We've been given the opportunity and it's now going to be about us making the most of it. Get on that practice board, get prepared, enter, play and see what the future actually holds," she continued.

"I think that the more women we can actually get playing, the better it's going to be."

"It's been a difficult time, and this has given some light and some hope. Other tournaments will be going on, and I know that there are organisations who work hard and tirelessly for the women's game.

"This is another stepping stone and great chance for us to showcase what players can do."

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