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Fallon Sherrock “overwhelmed” after being awarded MBE

Jonathan Davies in PDC Darts News 17 Jun 2023
Sherrock has been awarded an MBE for her services to darts (Photo by Mikal Schlosser/PDC)

Fallon Sherrock is “honoured and overwhelmed” after being awarded an MBE in the King’s Birthday Honours List for her services to darts.

The 28-year-old has been recognised for her trailblazing impact on women’s darts in recent years.

Sherrock burst onto the scene at the 2020 PDC World Championship, where she became the first female to win a match following her victories over Ted Evetts and former major winner Mensur Suljovic.

She then hit a stunning 170 finish on the way to reaching the 2021 Grand Slam of Darts quarter-finals, while she was also runner-up to Michael van Gerwen at that year’s Nordic Darts Masters.

The winner of the inaugural Women’s World Matchplay in July 2022, Sherrock also became the first woman to hit a nine-dart finish in a PDC event on the Winmau Challenge Tour earlier this year.

“I am honoured and overwhelmed,” she said. “To have received this level of recognition for my contribution to the game I love is beyond my wildest dreams.

“I never considered that I would ever receive such an esteemed honour and I am beyond grateful.

“I have been fortunate to hear of the widespread impact that my success has had in getting more people watching and playing darts, and particularly in inspiring girls and young women to take up darts and other sports. That makes me incredibly proud and excited.

“That is a worthwhile legacy, all stemming from one landmark moment at Alexandra Palace followed by other successes, and is something that I want to continue to promote.

“I am looking forward to visiting Buckingham Palace to receive this honour, which I regard as a reflection of the enormous popularity of darts and as a symbol hope and possibility for aspiring darts players and sportswomen across the country.”

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