Huw Ware
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Huw Ware

Huw was born in Portsmouth but has lived the vast majority of his life in South Wales.

Having discovered darts from an early age, Huw was 17 when he took charge of a televised match for the first time, making him the youngest darts referee ever to do so. He refereed the first half of the 2013 Lakeside World Championship final, and the second half of the 2014 World final, before deciding to come out in February 2014.

In 2016 Huw joined the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) and has refereed at some of their most prestigious events. Huw was made an LGBT+ Ambassador for darts in November 2018 when the PDC joined the Rainbow Laces campaign for the first time.

Huw’s hopes for LGBTQ+ equality in sport

The bottom line of sport has always been that it should be open for anybody to participate in, no matter what, and that includes a person’s sexuality or gender identity.

I hope that one day we reach the point where the whole of society agrees that homophobia, biphobia and transphobia are unacceptable, and nobody has a problem calling it out. I believe we are moving to that point, but I also believe more work and more education needs to be done, and I look forward to working with Stonewall to do this.

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