BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

29 October 2014
WearWear

BBC Homepage
England
»BBC Local
Wear
Things to do
People & Places
Nature
History
Religion & Ethics
Arts and Culture
BBC Introducing
TV & Radio

Sites near wear

Cumbria
North Yorkshire
Tees
Tyne

Related BBC Sites

England
 

Contact Us

Sport Features

Darts
Phil staged a brave fightback

Welcome back for 'Ferryhill Flyer'

Darts player Phill Nixon is welcomed back by his County Durham town after his performance in the Lakeside World Championships.

A civic reception was laid on to welcome Phill Nixon back to his County Durham hometown.

The 'Ferryhill Flyer' staged a remarkable fightback in last weekend's Lakeside World Championship, only to be finally beaten by Martin Adams.

On Friday, Ferryhill Town Council held a civic reception in his honour.

He has also been made an honorary member of Durham County Cricket Club.

'Fantastic reception'

Dozens of wellwishers turned out to see the 50-year-old, who said he had been overwhelmed by people's reactions.

"Bit unexpected but I'm trying to take everything in my stride at the moment. My head just seems to be in the clouds," he said.

Phill said he has received letters just addressed to the Ferryhill Flyer, Ferryhill, and they had reached him.

He said the reception from people in the town had been fantastic, with people asking for his autograph and wanting to speak to him.

He said: "Really I'm only a dart player, but I'm enjoying it."

Ferryhill mayor Ron Greenwell said: "Phil has brought this town of ours right into the forefront and the people are amazed that all of a sudden we have got a first-class entertainer, as well as a first-class athlete."

last updated: 19/01/07
SEE ALSO
home
HOME
email
EMAIL
print
PRINT
Go to the top of the page
TOP
SITE CONTENTS
SEE ALSO

Great Women's Run runners 2006
All the news and pictures from the Great Women's Run

Listen Live to Radio Newcastle
Also on 95.4FM, 96FM, 103.7FM, 104.4FM, 1458AM and DAB Digital Radio




About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy