10 Aug 2022

NZer first trans woman to compete at Darts World Championship

From Morning Report, 8:52 am on 10 August 2022

A New Zealand darts player will be the first transgender woman to compete at the World Darts Federation World Championships when they're held early next year.

Victoria Monaghan won the national title late last month amid a fiery atmosphere.

Some in the crowd were vocal in the opposition to her competing, so much so some top players were threatened with bans by the governing body.

It came a little over a month after she was initially told she couldn't compete in darts competitions, despite satisfying the global body's transgender policy.

Monaghan told Morning Report producer Ben Strang she had to dig deep to win.