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The impact of Fallon Sherrock and the increasing prominence of women within professional darts events: a call for future research

Davis, Leon; Phipps, Catherine; Pope, Stacey


Leon Davis

Catherine Phipps


This positioning paper is a call to action for future research regarding the roles of women in the male-dominated sport of professional darts. Women have been present at darts events for over 80 years; however, the success of Englishwomen Fallon Sherrock and Lisa Ashton at the male-dominated Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) events placed the sport into the global spotlight in the early 2020s. Sherrock’s successes in particular have been a catalyst, bringing increased exposure to women players competing in mixed draw professional darts tournaments against their male counterparts. Following a historical exploration of women in darts, the article explores the contrasting roles of women at contemporary live darts events.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 21, 2023
Online Publication Date Jun 30, 2023
Publication Date 2023
Deposit Date Jul 3, 2023
Publicly Available Date Dec 31, 2024
Journal Managing Sport and Leisure
Print ISSN 2375-0472
Electronic ISSN 2375-0480
Publisher Taylor and Francis Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
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