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Canterbury 15-year-old player Jack Warner aiming for success in Sky TV show The Darts Factor

Canterbury youngster Jack Warner is dreaming of walking on stage at Alexandra Palace during the 2016 PDC World Darts Championship, writes James Sloan.

Warner has qualified for the under-23 finals of the Sky TV show, The Darts Factor – which will be televised next month – and the winner will get the opportunity to play on the biggest stage of them all.

The 15-year-old has progressed through to the final 24 after being assessed on his high scoring and treble hitting by judges at Meadow Lane – the home of Notts County Football Club.

What Warner lacks in years of experience, he more than makes up for with ability and confidence and he fancies his chances of winning The Darts Factor.

Jack Warner on the oche
Jack Warner on the oche

He is also hoping to win a place in the England Youth Team. He said: “I’m one of the youngest and the others have a lot of experience and are at least a couple of years

older. I know if I play my best game I have a good chance.”

While it would be an amazing experience, the teenager is unlikely to be too daunted by the prospect of performing in front of thousands of fans at Ally Pally, having already played against the greatest darts player of all-time.

Warner said: “I got to the finals of a competition in Wolverhampton and the person running the competition brought Phil Taylor along and I was picked to play against him.”

The youngster relishes these opportunities and is assured on where he hopes his talent can take him.

He added: “That would be my dream, playing darts as a professional week in, week out.”

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