Franchise Notes: La Liga Espanyol Sends Delegation To Brazil
La Liga side Espanyol President Joan Collet led a delegation of club officials that on Tuesday traveled to Brazil to look for investors and strengthen connections with Brazilian clubs. The group is currently pursuing the support of an investor to improve the team before next season. On the athletic front, the delegation will visit the club's football academies in Brazil thanks to its agreement with the OX Group (EFE, 6/11). ... Australian Football League Melbourne Demons President Don McLardy had a stinging rebuke for former premier and Hawthorn President Jeff Kennett, "who publicly declared he had been lobbied by influential Melbourne supporters to lead the club." McLardy said that "the Demons had 'no interest' in any involvement from Kennett." McLardy: "Jeff, there was a very good reason the Victorian people threw you out of office despite your record. From your performance last week, it would seem that you're the only one who still doesn't know what that reason was" (THE AGE, 6/11). ... The Williams F1 Team announced that Williams Advanced Engineering, the division of the Williams group that commercializes F1-based technologies, is to partner with Spark Racing Technology to design and assemble a battery system for the 42 cars that will be used in the FIA Formula E Championship (Williams F1).