Council Leader’s good luck message to Michael Smith

St Helens Council Leader Derek Long has wished Clock Face-based darts player, Michael Smith, good luck ahead of his World Darts Championship Final showdown with Dutchman, Michael van Gerwen, tomorrow evening (1st January).

The 28-year-old former St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School pupil will battle it out with world number one, van Gerwen, at Alexandra Palace as he looks to take home darts’ most illustrious prize for the first time.

Council Leader Derek Long, said “To reach the final of such a tough knock out competition is a fantastic achievement and you’re yet another fine example of the world class sporting talent we have coming from the borough.

“Best of luck in the final tomorrow night, Michael. The whole of St Helens is behind you.”


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