Australian ace Kyle Anderson has been rewarded for his tremendous development with a new long-term contract extension at Unicorn.
The 28-year-old has made tremendous strides over the last 12 months; he is on the brink of breaking into the world’s top 32 following runs to the last 16 of the UK Open and a second-round World Championship appearance. Anderson will also represent Australia at the World Cup of Darts for the very first time, alongside Simon Whitlock.
Last year, Kyle made a huge decision to play on the PDC tour as a full-time professional, which meant leaving his family back home in Perth. Despite having recently married his long-term partner Tara, Anderson will once again base himself in the UK in 2016 as he aims to enjoy another fine year of success.
It’s a tremendous sacrifice to make, although he reaped the rewards in terms of his performances last year, qualifying for the World Matchplay for the very first time and performing superbly on the Pro Tour, where he posted a world-record darting average in a Players Championship event against Terry Jenkins last April.
Kyle was understandably thrilled to extend his stay with Unicorn. “Signing again with Unicorn is really exciting for me. My first two years with the company have been brilliant. I love the family atmosphere and they have looked after me so well. Here’s to an exciting future but I am definitely in the right place,” he added.
Kyle has also joined forces with The Sportsman Management Company, run by Mac Elkin. They also manage the Belgian trio of Kim Huybrechts, Ronny Huybrechts and Dimitri van den Bergh, all of whom are also signed to Unicorn.
Anderson has already sealed his place in next month’s UK Open at Minehead, following his run to the quarter-finals in last weekend’s second UK Open qualifier, and the Australian will be vying to qualify for all the major TV events over the next 12 months.
Unicorn Managing Director Edward Lowy was full of praise for the commitment Kyle has displayed over the last few years. Lowy said: “Hats off to Kyle for sticking on the PDC tour so far from home. We admire his determination immensely.”
“Kyle believes in himself and we believe in him. We are delighted to extend our association and look forward to seeing his undoubted talent drive him up the rankings to further success,” he added.