Corey Cadby is set to resume his PDC career next month having been granted a Visa which permits him to return to the United Kingdom.
The former World-Youth champion secured his PDC Tour Card in January 2018 and made a blistering start to life as a full-time professional. He won his first senior PDC title in a UK Open qualifier last February, before going on to reach the UK Open final in Minehead less than a month later.
Cadby then returned to Australia to obtain a Three-Year Tier Two Sportsman’s Visa to compete on the PDC circuit. Nevertheless, ‘The King’ experienced a series of complications with his application and has since been unable to return to the UK.
However, Cadby finally received the news on Wednesday that his application has been successful, which gives the 23-year-old the green light to resume his career. “It was an amazing feeling when I got my Visa, it’s probably the most important day of my career,” said Cadby.
“The delays in the application process have made it a very difficult 12 months and I’ve been suffering with stress and depression, but now I’ve turned the corner and the future is looking bright. I’ve made mistakes in the past but now is the time for me to start a new life for me and my kids, which is who I’m doing it for.
“Not having professional darts in my life has been a real struggle for me and now I can see where my life is going, I can’t wait to get started. I’d like to thank my manager Mac Elkin, my sponsors and everyone at the PDC for their help during this difficult time.”
Cadby rose to prominence on the World Series circuit in 2016, defeating 16-time world champion Phil Taylor in the Perth Masters, before beating Berry van Peer to secure his World Youth Championship title in October 2016.
The young Australian will not be featuring in this weekend’s Players Championship double-header, but he plans to make his return to PDC action at Players Championship Nine on April 6th at The Barnsley Metrodome.
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