The deal was struck ahead Van Gerwen’s World Championship campaign at the Alexandra Palace in London which he won for the second time winning 7-3 against Gary Anderson.
Speaking about signing for The Ship Van Gerwen said;
“I am pleased to have signed to play for a team and play darts in a great pub environment again. Due to other commitments I will not be able to play every week but whenever I am available I will be there.”
Team captain, Phil Stebbens, was delighted with their new signing, he said;
“This is a great signing for us. We signed on Colin Lloyd about 8 years ago when he was the world number one but today’s signing is huge.”
When asked how his side had managed to secure the signature of one of the biggest names to grace world darts Mr. Stebbens said;
“All the PDC stage crew and stage manager live in or around Dunswell. The stages and sets are built and stored in Woodmansey. They travel the world from there.”
“My best mate Mark is the stage manager, he designs the sets and builds them there. We often get players call by to test things. More recently we have seen Dennis Priestly, Colin Lloyd, Rod Harrington and Roland Shollton.”
Van Gerwen, 27, is currently ranked number one in the world. He is the youngest player when at 17 years of age he threw Nine Dart Finish and also won the World Masters.
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