FALLON SHERROCK has three key items on her New Year wish list as she pushes for more equality in darts.
أولا, she is determined to qualify for a two-year tour card via Q School in January, which would mean weekly access to competitive action.
Secondly, she is expected to be selected for commercial reasons by Sky Sports and the PDC for a 17-night invitational Premier League.
The event has a £1million prize pool for 10 players — though her inclusion, whether merited or not, would also cause great consternation among some of the PDC field.
And finally there is the small matter of appearing in the delayed World Series event at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York in June.
The sky really is the limit for single-mum Sherrock, as she attempts to capitalise on her status within the sport.
But it has been achieved by her own hard work and ability to take her opportunities.
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Sherrock, who will practise with darts star boyfriend Cameron Menzies, قالت: “I am hoping I can push myself to carry on and see how far I can go with this. I’m going to prepare the best way I can for Q School.
“I’ll practise with Cammy and get him to push me. I will take each game as it comes, try to simplify the matches even more.
“Then if I’m chosen for the Premier League, it would only improve me. It’s more exposure, more experience.
“I thrive on playing these top players — it will just make my game better. I get so excited playing them. Why not?
“New York would be amazing if that goes ahead and I can play there. That is another stone for me to overturn.
“I really want to go there and showcase what I can do. I would love to go and experience things like that.
ORDER OF PLAY — AFTERNOON
(12.30pm start, 1st round unless stated):
- Lewy Williams v Toyokazu Shibata
- Jason Lowe v Daniel Larsson
- Mervyn King v Ryan Joyce (2nd round)
- Dave Chisnall v Mike De Decker (2nd round).
EVENING (7pm start, 2nd round):
- Vincent van der Voort v Adam Hunt
- Michael Smith v Ron Meulenkamp
- Dimitri Van den Bergh v Florian Hempel
- Devon Petersen v Raymond Smith.
“There are also other women coming through who can break these barriers.
“Hopefully the more I can do to promote the women’s game, then it just shows how strong we can be. We can compete against the men.
“The last two years have opened up more opportunities for me. I don’t want to go back to how I was. I want to carry on and keep pushing myself.”
Milton Keynes star Sherrock, 27, declined an invitation to play in the women’s event at the inaugural WDF World Darts Championship at Lakeside.
Though it has been moved due to the Covid pandemic from January to April, she still has no plans to play the rescheduled tournament.
Sherrock said: “I turned my invitation down. To be honest, I just really want to get my Tour Card first.
“I have turned it down, someone else has got my place. They deserve that over me — so it can be opportunity now.”