SIXTEEN year old Sam Weaver from Lloyney near Knighton has just returned from the junior darts youth cup in Austria with two silver medals.
Sam was part of the Welsh team who did better than any other welsh youth team in history by finishing in silver medal position out of fourteen countries.
The welsh team not only came second to Netherlands in the boys team final after beating Belgium and the home team Austria but the team as a whole came second in the entire tournament.
The Welsh team arrived at The Holiday Inn Vienna on July 16, and returned home on July 20. Welsh boys team members are Sam and his South Wales team mates Morgan Dobbs, Rhys Griffiths and Cavan Phillips. Sam also got to the quarter finals with Cavan in the pairs competition but lost to Holland.
Sam said " There was a great atmosphere in the final with all the English, Irish and Scottish team members cheering on our team. It was the greatest experience of my life".
Sam was given a Irish shirt by Irish girls champion Robyn Byrne something he will treasure as a memory of the event. Sam will be representing Wales again in the Winmau World Masters to be held in Hull in October.
Sam and his brother Isaac (18) were competing on July 26 in the British teenage championships held in Wolverhampton. Isaac recently qualified for the champion of champions competition by beating Sam in the final.
Both brothers play in the Montgomery and Radnorshire team and both have received man of the match trophies.
Sam and Isaac are still looking for sponsors to help them continue to enter all the forthcoming competitions. If anyone is able to help please telephone 01547 528498.