Bay’s Tamryn Blignaut, 17, makes SA side
TAMRYN Blignaut is proving that darts is not just about beer and boeps, becoming the first junior female in the Eastern Cape to make the Proteas team.
Tamryn, 17, from Riebeek College in Uitenhage, got the nod earlier this month – but only after a mishap with her tally.
“I was overjoyed. I will never forget the tears in my dad’s eyes because I was the first girl to ever receive South African colours in the province,” she said.
She will join the national squad in Windhoek, Namibia, in August.
Darts commonly conjures up images of smoky bars but for the Blignauts it is very much a family activity.
All four of them – mother Karen, 40, father Alain, 42, and daughters Tamryn and Shannon, 14 – have earned their Eastern Province colours before.
But Tamryn, with only two years’ experience, took it a step further by earning her junior South African colours.
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