Introducing Ksenia Klochek, the latest addition to our Elite 1 programme. The Russian teenager was identified as a rising star by Head of Youth Development Lorraine Winstanley who has been watching her closely and told us "Ksenia is a great addition to the Elite 1 team and she really has a bright future ahead of her."
The young sensation will join a programme that has produced some of the game's most exciting talents including the likes of Tour Card holders Keane Barry, Bradley Brooks & Lewy Williams. When asked how it feels to be signing for Elite 1 Ksenia responded "Being a part of a team with all of the strongest players in the world fills me with pride."
The 15-year-old is one of Russia's most promising players and currently ranks 1st in the WDF Main Girl Rankings. She is looking to push on even further and told us "I have achieved my goal of ranking number 1 for girls and now my aim is to get a ticket to Lakeside."
It isn't just the youth scene Ksenia is dominating in as she has already managed to win both the Ukraine Open and the Kiev Masters and currently sits 35th in the world women's rankings and 4th in the North Europe ranks, an incredible feat at such a young age.
Ksenia has sets her sights high and aims to one day get her hands on a Tour Card and compete against the very best in the PDC. The Moscow born talent already has plenty of experience and has played against the likes of Fallon Sherrock, Deta Hedman and Anastasia Dobromyslova. When asked Ksenia how she copes with the pressure of playing against the big names and she said ""it is difficult to deal with but I just try to set myself for a good game and not worry about the result."
Target's Managing Director James Tattersall said "At Target we are constantly looking for the right players who need our support to help them become the future world champions of darts and we think Ksenia has the passion, drive & talent to achieve great things."