We are extremely pleased to announce that Lewy Williams has followed in the footstep of fellow teammates Keane Barry, Bradley Brooks and Jarred Cole by graduating from Elite 1.
The 19-year-old Welshman signed for our youth training programme in 2020 and has since showcased exceptional displays of talent which has earned him a promotion to our senior squad alongside some of the biggest names in darts.
When asked how it feels to graduate from Elite 1 he said "I am really excited, I haven't been a part of Elite 1 for a very long time, but it definitely has given me the confidence to climb the ladder and become a Target pro. I used to watch players like Phil Taylor on the TV before I even started playing darts and now, I am in the same stable as him, it is crazy."
Lewis 'The Prince of Wales' Williams is one of darts bright young prospects, making a name for himself earlier this year by claiming a PDC Tour card in Milton Keynes. He dominated at UK Q-School and confirmed his place on the Pro Tour just 3 days into the 4-day event.
Lewy made an instant impact on the Pro Circuit, defeating the current World Matchplay Champion Dimitri Van den Bergh on his debut, as well as triumphing over 3x World Champion Michael van Gerwen.
He told us "I was talking to my parents beforehand, and I said how badly I wanted to draw Michael van Gerwen. When I did, they told me to 'try and steal a couple of legs off him' he went 2-0 up and for a moment I was getting worried, but I just had to grow up and get on with it. I ended up winning."
The impressive start to Lewy's time on the Pro Tour has seen him accumulate over £10,000 in winnings, leaving him in a strong position to qualify for the World Darts Championship this winter.
When asked what his career goals are, the young star humbly answered "Just to keep my Tour Card and never lose it as that is what creates the opportunities for you."
Congratulations on graduating and welcome to the #TeamTarget!