SURREY-based Falcon Pools has splashed out another three-figure sum to renew its sponsorship deal with a “phenomenal” ten-year-old from Hampshire.
The cash will cover a second year’s coaching for the naturally talented Mickey Joyce (pictured left) at Chandler’s Ford Snooker Club with World Snooker coach Tim Dunkley.
Joyce, who practises at The Academy near his Basingstoke home, is currently second in the Cuestars South of England Under-21 Silver Tour rankings with three of the eight legs left.
He won last season’s Bronze Tour championship play-off, his highest competitive break is 54, he competes on the EASB Regional Junior Tour South and he faces a trip to Leeds in April for the last-16 of the English Under-14 Championship.
Dunkley said: “I’ve worked with Mickey for a year now. Some of the things he does on the snooker table are phenomenal.
“He is fearless, which makes him a dangerous opponent, but he has the knowledge and the talent to back that up.
“I can’t wait to see how he performs when he has a consistent and repeatable technique.” </p><p>Falcon Pools director Terry Woodhams said: “We are sponsoring Mickey to help give him the help, support and the opportunity to realise his dream of becoming a professional snooker player.
“In my opinion, any kind of sport is an essential part of a young lad’s education and we are very pleased to help this young lad who is showing dedication, enthusiasm and a talent in his chosen sport.
“His father is also an important part of our team and we recognise that, for any youngsters to stand a chance of realising their dream, it also takes dedication and sacrifices from their parents.”
Today the defending champion in both the Eastleigh & District Under-13 and Under-18 Leagues fell two balls short of a second half-century when he “missed an easy red” on 45 at Chandler’s Ford Snooker Club.
For more information about the award-winning Falcon Pools – Surrey’s leading swimming pool designers and installers, which has its offices in Addlestone – go to www.falconpools.co.uk/