Milne takes second place

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Kayden Milne was on target at the 47th National Darts Tournament in Christchurch, picking up second place in the Junior Boys’ Singles section.

The Waitaki Boys’ High School student took six wins from eight matches at his first national event after playing the South Island competition held in Oamaru in February.

He now aims to go one better by becoming the best of the juniors.

Milne hones his skills for at least an hour each day, taking useful tips from coach Ken Wilson at the North Otago Darts Association on Ribble St.

The 14-year-old has been playing for three years and hopes to emulate his hero Peter Wright in the future.

Milne said he enjoyed the atmosphere of darts competitions and the sense of community.

“I enjoy it. The people are really nice and it’s got a good community. Everybody at the darts hall is real nice. Even if you don’t know them, they’ll say ‘hi’.”

By JAMES FORD

PHOTO: JAMES FORD – Kayden Milne finished in second place at the 47th National Darts Tournament in Christchurch.