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Darion Cockrill

Snooker Age 16

Birthplace: Hartlepool

Previous schools:  Jesmond Road    

Clubs:  Stockton Moore’s, Owton manor Social Club

Favourite sportsperson:  Judd Trump

Favourite TV show: Football League Show

 

DARION is fully focused on fulfilling his potential with a cue and has turned to a top Scottish coach for help.

Former professional Jim Donnelly, who has previously coached top players John Higgins and Alan McManus, is guiding the Hartlepool teenager on how to improve around the green baize.

Darion was initially a keen footballer, but when he reached the Under-9s he decided kicking a ball was not for him.

Shortly after that he visited Hartlepool Snooker Centre, after trying the game out for the first time on holiday, and he quickly progressed on to the Hartlepool coaching academy.

At the age of nine he became the youngest player ever to be in the Premier League, competing nationwide at Leeds, Hull, Gloucester and Grantham ranging from Under-14s through to Under-21s.

In 2015 he reached the semi-final of the Under-21s hit a century break for the first time and finished second in the Under-19s league held at Thornaby. 

 

PLAYER NEWS

27/05/16

FRIDAY FOCUS: DARION COCKRILL

DARION Cockrill reached his sweet 16th earlier this week but he has racked up far greater numbers around the snooker table.

24/11/14

DARION DAZZLES TO HIT THE CENTURY

A DYKE HOUSE Sports & Technology College student was right on cue when he hit his first ton.

29/01/14

DAZZLING DARION ON CUE FOR SUCCESS

DARION COCKRILL has pocketed a place in the latter stages of the English Under-14s Championship with an unbeaten display in Leeds.