Darts champion to attend civic reception

On Thursday 7 January, 15-times Darts World Champion Phil Taylor will be attending a civic reception at the Civic Centre in Stoke-on-Trent where he will be officially inducted into the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sporting Hall of Fame.

He will be joined by members of Sir Stanley Matthews’ family, as Sir Stan will also be inducted on the day. Phil and Sir Stan are the first inductees.

They received the accolade at the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sports Personality of the Year Awards in June last and this is the official ceremony and the official unveiling of the Hall of Fame honours board, as we enter 2010 and the centenary of the federation of the six towns of Stoke-on-Trent.

Phil will attend with his wife, Yvonne, and manager, Barry Hearn.

Phil is without doubt a local hero and worthy of this accolade.

He is a fantastic advert an ambassador for the City of Stoke-on-Trent.

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I was Abbey Hulton born and bred, now live in Meir Hay. I'm married to Nita, we have 2 kids Tom 19 & Amy 17. I'm the Managing Director of a local aluminium stockist. I'm also a radio presenter and presented sport on radio for a number of years, more recently for Focal Radio. It was on Focal that I got the chance to present a programme of my favourite music genre which is Soul & Smooth Jazz. The programme was really popular and attracted overseas listeners online. Look out for our new venture www.6towns.co.uk - Community Radio for the good folk of the 6 Towns! I was the original creator of the blog Pits'n'Pots which gained some credibility when Mike Rawlins joined the site and has now blossomed into this site. I love sport particularly Golf & Tennis. I packed up playing football some years ago when I started picking up lot's of fines for bookings from late tackles! I play golf at Leek Golf Club and Tennis at Draycott Sports Centre.

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