Rewind to December 2019 and Fallon Sherrock was warming up for a PDC World Darts Championship debut that would make history, headlines and offer opportunities across the globe. Having missed out on a World Championship return, however, Sherrock will be back in the spotlight this month when she makes the short trip to Milton Keynes alongside hundreds of other hopefuls chasing a place on the PDC Tour at Q-School.
“I’m very excited because it’s a different environment from last year,” she said. “I don’t really know what to expect, how it’s going to be with all the social-distancing rules and things like that. But at the same time, I’m excited to go to see how everyone is playing, I want to go and play my game. I just want to get out again to play darts!”
“I was so excited, I was looking forward to all these opportunities I was going to get and then the world ended up closing down basically, and no one expected that ever,” she added. “I definitely didn’t expect anything like that in my lifetime. There’s no point in me going ‘I missed out on all this’ or ‘I missed out on all that’ because at the end of the day, that is life.”
“Life isn’t planned out. It isn’t easy. As a darts player, you’ve got to take everything as it comes. This year, we’ve got something to look forward to, Q-School coming up, and the people on Pro Tours have new series coming in.” she continued. “As a darts player, you’ve got to look at all the things you have planned now instead of dwelling on anything I could have had, I’ve just got to look forward to the future, push myself again and start from scratch.”