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Friday, October 24, 2008

Bull's-eye! Adam's a dab hand at darts

Teenager Adam Lafferty is aiming to hit the bull's-eye after scoring a double-top with his burgeoning darts career.The 15-year-old from Plains Farm, Sunderland, took up the sport just last year but is already showing strong promise, playing for three leagues.

Proud dad Colin says the Sandhill View pupil's skills have come as a pleasant surprise.

The 52-year-old said: "He just started playing darts in his bedroom last year and now he is in three leagues, including the Tyne and Wear league.

"He's one of the youngest, but the older players think a lot of him and say he is really good."

Wearside businesses have also been quick to recognise the teen's potential and have offered him sponsorship.

The Times Inn, Southwick, has already sponsored Adam, and other businesses have also shown interest.

Colin said: "I don't know where he gets it from because I can't play. It's just something he's picked up himself.

"I think it's great because you don't get that many young lads coming through in darts.

"There are high hopes for him over the next three or four years, and it's excellent that people are supporting him."
Published Date:
23 October 2008

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