Don’t miss your chance to test your skills against the boys from Brazil!
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Midday Bank Holiday Monday 29th May
Free to attend – bring your darts!
Brazilian darts pairing Diogo Portela and Alexandre Sattin will treat fans to a special local event at Plumstead Common Working Men’s Club this coming bank holiday Monday as they prepare to take ‘Team Brazil’ to the 2017 Darts World Cup for the very first time.
The event, curated by The Darts Performance Centre (an online resource for assisting dart players), will give punters the opportunity to meet, greet, and even play a leg or two of darts with the ‘Boys from Brazil’ themselves as they look to celebrate their incredible journey thus far.
This almost fairy-tale like story follows firstly, Rio de Janeiro born, 28 year old Diogo Portela, who moved to London to pursue his dream of becoming the first Brazilian darts player to play in the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC). Diogo was suffering from a downturn in form and his aspirations of turning pro were fading until he teamed up with The Darts Performance Centre, who have helped him to rediscover his confidence and coached and nurtured him to a life changing spot on the 2017 PDC Pro Tour.
Diogo’s performances immediately caught the eye of the PDC who went on to invite him to create the first ever Brazilian national darts team. And so therein left the challenge to find Diogo’s partner for the tournament. With no other recognised professional Brazilian darts player on the circuit, Diogo held a special qualifier competition in his native Brazil. Following hundreds of entrants, Alexandre Sattin, who counts being a forensic expert for the Brazilian police as his day job, none the less was chosen.
Diogo Portela said “I moved to the UK to try and make my breakthrough in the sport and while it has been a struggle at times, The Darts Performance Centre have been there to help me through. I’m so proud and honoured to represent my country at the World Cup and myself and Alexandre hope we can get off to a winning start”
Diogo and The Darts Performance Centre have taken Alexandre under their wing and the event organisers will be using the Plumstead WMC stage, the same stage where Diogo and his County
team London play their home games, to help emulate the kind of atmosphere to be expected at the Eissporthalle in Frankfurt, Germany, where the duo will play Switzerland in their opening match.
Alexandre Sattin added “For me, Diogo is the best Brazilian player of all time. His and his family’s dedication is an example to all of us. Seeing a Brazilian player playing the professional league against the best players in the world is an inspiration to us all. I can’t wait to get to Germany and play on the big stage and our event at the Plumstead WMC will be a great warm up!”
Paul Gillings from The Darts Performance Centre said “We’re dedicated to raising awareness for the sport of darts in this country and beyond and we offer the world’s first darts-specific video coaching analysis service. We couldn’t be prouder of Diogo and Alexandre and have worked hard with the guys on their individual game with both making great strides from our video coaching. It is going to be a truly special moment when we witness them make history as the first Brazilian team to play in the World Cup.”
Reigning champions England, who have won the title in four of the past five years, will be represented for a sixth time by Adrian Lewis, who will this year be partnered by world number five Dave Chisnall.
As 32 two-player nations prepare to take to the big stage and compete for the title from June 1-4 we have just one question. Can ‘Team Brazil’ go all the way?
You can catch every single match, all of the action and follow ‘Team Brazil’ live on Sky Sports.www.skysports.com/darts
Advertising patches that will be fixed to Team Brazil’s shirts are also available for sponsorship.
Don’t miss your chance to test your skills against the boys from Brazil at the Plumstead Working Mens club, this bank holiday Monday 29th May.Plumstead Common WMC, 71 Kirkham Street, Plumstead, SE12JS. It’s free to attend and remember to bring your darts. www.pcwmc.co.uk