5-POINT FRIDAY, JANUARY 31st, 2020
Updated: May 31, 2020
This article was originally published on January 31st, 2020.
Here is this week's dose of “5-Point Friday”. A weekly round-up of the sports news and stories that I find most interesting and enjoyable.
Golf news I am glad to hear -
Golf’s Ladies European Tour (LET) has revealed a record-breaking combined prize fund of $19.8 million, for its 2020 season. This year’s calendar features seven new events and seven more with a prize fund of more than $551,000. There will be 15 tournaments in Europe, including a new mixed competition to be jointly staged with the men’s European Tour in Sweden, which will have a prize fund of $1.6 million.
Surfing news I am excited by -
In a historic move, the city council of Honolulu voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a resolution that could pave the way for female inclusion in all North Shore surf contests, not least of which the Pipe Masters.
Soccer news that made me happy -
Scottish soccer club St Mirren announced that they could be a fan-owned club by 2021, five years ahead of schedule. The St Mirren Independent Supporters Trust (SMISA) is due to buy out club chairman Gordon Scott in 2026, having been part of his takeover in 2016. Under the new proposals, local charity Kibble would buy 27.5% of Scott's shares now, with SMISA's stake rising to 51% next year. SMISA's 1,200 members will vote on the plan and are due to meet next week.
Basketball fact I am interested in -
What I am listening to -
Ramble Meets... Joe Palmer. Andy Brassell (@andybrassell) talks with Joe Palmer, CEO of AFC Wimbledon, to discuss his career in soccer. A career that includes a fascinating time as an Executive Director at Shakhtar Donetsk, during the club's difficult plight after the area turned into a war zone, through to his current work to ensure that AFC Wimbledon can return home to Plough Lane this summer.
Have a wonderful weekend, all!