Devon George Petersen, known affectionately across the world as the ‘African Warrior’ is Africa’s only professional darts player. Devon carries that mantle with great pride and responsibility, recognising that, every time he competes, he carries the hopes of a continent and is a role model to millions.
Born on 4th June 1986 in Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town, Devon learnt the sport of darts from his father, George. It was obvious that Devon was blessed with a significant talent and he swiftly became the youngest man ever to represent both Western Province and South Africa. After a string of tournament victories in his homeland, progression to the professional game seemed inevitable and Devon made his PDC World Darts Championship debut at the Alexandra Palace, London in 2011, aged 24. Notable appearances followed at the World Cup of Darts where Devon represented the Rainbow Nation with great credit in reaching the quarter-finals, both in 2012 (when partnered by Shawn Hogan) and 2014 (when partnered by Graham Filby).