Darts star Michael van Gerwen to make Sunderland appearance

Darts world number one Michael van Gerwen is to compete in an event in Sunderland.
Darts world number one Michael van Gerwen is to compete in an event in Sunderland.
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Darting sensation Michael van Gerwen is hoping to bring some Christmas cheer to Sunderland next month.

The Dutchman, who is the sport’s world number one, will appear alongside darts legend Bobby George at an event at the Nissan Sports and Leisure Complex, in Washington Road.

The pair will take on lucky audience members at ‘A Christmas night with the stars of darts’ on Thursday, December 10.

Van Gerwen – who won the World Championship in 2014 and has appeared at the venue before – said: “I really enjoyed the tournament I played in here last year, mainly because of the crowd.

“They were fantastic, so I’m looking forward to coming back and playing against some of them.

“I don’t like losing, so I’m warning them that they will have to play very well to beat me.

“It should be good fun and I’m also looking forward to working with Bobby George. He is such an entertainer.”

Tickets are on sale from www.dartshop.tv and by calling 08450 180 180, or 0191 4152354.