Sophie McKinlay's journey into the world of darts is a tale of family influence and a deep-rooted love for the game. Introduced to the sport by her mother, Sophie picked up her first dart 12 years ago, aged just 5, and hasn't looked back since. Her mother's passion for darts became Sophie's own, and it was through countless hours of practice, unwavering support, and a shared love for the sport that Sophie honed her skills to become the incredible darts player she is today.
Sophie's signing with Target Elite 1 signifies not only her incredible talent but her dedication to achieving new heights in the world of darts. Her ultimate goal is to make her mark at the WDF Lakeside World Championships in 2024. This prestigious event is the pinnacle of darts competition, and Sophie's ambition to compete on this grand stage showcases her unwavering determination and belief in her abilities.
Sophie shared her thoughts on this significant step in her career, saying,
"Joining Target Darts is a dream come true for me. I've worked tirelessly over the years to improve my game, and now, with Target's support, I am more motivated than ever to achieve my goal of competing at the Lakeside World Championships in 2024. This is just the beginning of an exciting journey."
Lorraine Winstanley, Head of Youth Development at Target Darts, expressed her enthusiasm for Sophie's addition to the team, saying,
"Sophie McKinlay is a rising star in the world of darts, and we are thrilled to have her join the the Elite 1. Her journey and dedication are truly inspiring, and we are committed to providing her with the support, expertise, and equipment she needs to reach her full potential. We believe Sophie has a bright future ahead, and we can't wait to see her accomplishments in the years to come. I’ll hopefully see her on the Women’s Series soon!"
Sophie McKinlay's story is a testament to the power of passion and family in shaping a successful sports career. Target Darts is proud to support her on her journey to the top and is dedicated to nurturing young talents like Sophie to ensure the future of darts remains bright.
As Sophie prepares for the WDF Lakeside World Championships in 2024, the darts community, along with us, will be cheering her on, eager to witness her continued rise in the world of darts. With her skills and determination, Sophie McKinlay is undoubtedly one to watch in the world of professional darts.
Welcome to the team Sophie!