Fallon Sherrock: ‘Boundaries must be crossed’ for a PDC Girls’s World Championship to grow to be actuality


Fallon Sherrock believes a separate Girls’s World Championship just isn’t far off occurring, however that extra taking part in alternatives are wanted for feminine gamers first; The 28-year-old was talking after lifting the inaugural Girls’s Matchplay title in Blackpool

Final Up to date: 25/07/22 11:51am


Fallon Sherrock believes a Girls’s World Championship may quickly be a actuality within the PDC

Fallon Sherrock is in little doubt it’s only a matter of time earlier than there’s a separate PDC girls’s world championship however believes extra alternatives for feminine gamers are wanted for that to grow to be a actuality.

Sherrock made historical past by lifting the inaugural Girls’s World Matchplay title in Blackpool on Sunday, a triumph which got here 12 years to the day since Stacy Bromberg defeated Tricia Wright within the remaining of what up to now stays the one version of the PDC Girls’s World Championship.

The eight-player Girls’s Matchplay is about to return in 2023 along with the PDC Women’s Series being expanded to 24 events and the 28-year-old feels these are steps in the direction of a Girls’s World Championship held at Alexandra Palace together with the PDC’s showpiece occasion changing into a actuality.

Fallon Sherrock wins the first ever Women's World Matchplay against Aileen De Graaf in Blackpool. 

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Fallon Sherrock wins the primary ever Girls’s World Matchplay towards Aileen De Graaf in Blackpool. 

Fallon Sherrock wins the primary ever Girls’s World Matchplay towards Aileen De Graaf in Blackpool. 

“I believe there are just a few boundaries which must be crossed first,” Sherrock, the primary feminine participant to beat a person on the PDC World Championship, mentioned. “We have simply obtained eight girls now and there are just a few others, however there may be nonetheless a large hole.

“I believe we want the ladies’s collection to hold on and provides the opposite girls extra confidence and extra skilled play. Then, hopefully, in a few years, we is likely to be that, however I genuinely suppose it is not far off.

“We simply want to spice up the entire different girls with confidence as a result of I believe that is what they’re missing.

“It might be actually good [to see it at Alexandra Palace] and it could be a great alternative for the ladies as a result of it showcases what we are able to do. We will do it; we simply want extra alternatives to do it and to get the boldness.”

Sherrock overcame Aileen de Graaf 6-Three within the remaining of the Girls’s Matchplay, having defeated teenager Katie Sheldon within the quarter-finals and Lorraine Winstanley within the semis.

She was given a scare by the 18-year-old Sheldon, who led 2-1 earlier than Sherrock reeled off three legs on the spin to guide her place within the semis.

One other up-and-coming teenager who may make an affect on the Girls’s Collection subsequent yr is Beau Greaves, the 18-year-old who clinched the WDF Girls’s World Championship in April in dominant type, and Sherrock is worked up by the problem probably going through her.

“Beau is high quality now, so think about subsequent yr when she’s obtained all of the expertise of doing stuff with the WDF,” Sherrock mentioned.

Fallon Sherrock says she's proud to become the first ever winner of the Women's World Matchplay.

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Fallon Sherrock says she’s proud to grow to be the primary ever winner of the Girls’s World Matchplay.

Fallon Sherrock says she’s proud to grow to be the primary ever winner of the Girls’s World Matchplay.

“She’s already world champion, so think about what number of different individuals she’s going to have the ability to push. It will be thrilling to see the place Beau finishes within the collection subsequent yr.

“I believe it may make us play higher as effectively. All of those younger individuals pushing goes to make us play higher as a result of we all know we’ll need to up our recreation. I can’t wait to see what’s pushed towards me now.”





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