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Cardiff Met's Callum Mackenzie Hopes Tokyo Cloud Has A Golden Lining

Cardiff Met’s Scottish hockey international Callum Mackenzie believes postponing the Olympic Games by 12 months has improved his chances of going to Tokyo. The student - who represents Cardiff and Met Hockey Club as well as Scotland and GB U21s - admits having no hockey to play for the time being has come as a bit of a shock. But with the Olympics being shelved until next summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mackenzie feels he has another year see if he can break into the Great Britain squad and achieve the dream of representing his nation at the Games.

Wayne Pivac And WRU Staff Take 25% Pay Cuts

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac and Welsh Rugby Union chief executive Martyn Phillips are to take 25 per cent salary reductions amid the coronavirus shutdown. The WRU said it had announced “further measures to reduce costs during the current period of inactivity in the game in Wales”. It added: “With no stadium events currently and pressure on other income streams, and following in-depth reviews of potential ‘return to rugby’ dates, a comprehensive plan for cost savings has been implemented.

David Brooks Plans To Make The Most Of Euros Going Into Extra Time

David Brooks has set his sights on making a major impact for Wales at next year’s delayed Euro 2020 finals. The Wales forward might have struggled to make this summer’s tournament, originally scheduled for June, due to a serious ankle injury which has meant he has not played a game this season. But the re-scheduling of the finals means Bournemouth star Brooks, as well as injured Wales teammate Joe Allen, have 12 months to get back to their best.

Aled Davies Digs Deep - In His Garden - As Para Date Is Re-Planted

Aled Davies has revealed he is preparing for the re-arranged Paralympic Games in his back garden. On the day the new dates of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics were announced, multiple gold medallist Davies was already focussing on the re-set target. Because of the coronavirus crisis, this year's Olympics - due to take place from  July 24, 2020 to August 9 this year - and the Paralympics, scheduled between 25 August 25 and September 6, have been postponed.

Clyne Crowned Wales Golf Club Of The Year

Clyne Golf Club have received the Wales Golf Club of the Year Award in their 100th year and as a culmination of fifteen years of development. It was fifth time lucky for the Gower club after a steady climb through what has been a tough time for all golf clubs, who became one of the first clubs in Wales to receive the R&A Women in Golf Charter – and the award comes as a bit of good news in uncertain times.

Matthew Watkins Funeral Plea . . . Tune In, Show Your Support, Post A Message

Alix Popham has sent out an emotional plea to Welsh rugby fans to tune in to the funeral of his former Newport, Dragons and Wales team mate Matthew J Watkins today. Watkins lost his brave battle to a rare form of pelvic cancer on March 7 at the age of 41. He won 18 Welsh caps and played for Newport, the Dragons, the Scarlets and Gloucester. Due to restrictions on public gatherings during the current lockdown, only close members of his family will be able to attend what would otherwise have been a massive funeral at Thornhill Crematorium in Cardiff.

Commonwealth Games Facing Disruption From Olympic Knock-On Effect

The 2022 Commonwealth Games – and the Wales team preparing for the Birmingham event - could face major disruption as a result of the decision to re-schedule the Tokyo Olympics for 2021. The Olympics will now take place between July 23 and August 8 in 2021 - a move that could have serious implications for the Commonwealth Games the following year. The push back from 2020 means next year’s World Athletics Championships could now have to be re-scheduled in 2022, causing a potential clash with the next Commonwealth Games.

Beyond Limits . . . A Tale Of The Possible For Those Feeling Boxed In

Missing your Parkrun? Looking for inspiration? Or, just looking for a distraction in these worrying times? Owen Morgan reckons a newly launched book could be exactly what you're looking for. "Beyond Limits" couldn't be a more appropriate title for the story of a remarkable ultra runner, explorer, mum and multi-award-winning television presenter. After being told that she would never be able to run again following a freak rugby injury, Lowri Morgan has defied all the boundaries set before her.

Wales Captain Eleanor Gaastra Puts Lacrosse On Hold As Intensive Care Ramped Up

Wales lacrosse captain Dr Eleanor Gaastra has put her sporting ambitions to one side as the coronavirus pandemic forces the focus on to her day job in intensive care. The 31-year-old is a specialist anaesthetist at Salisbury District Hospital and admits her thoughts currently barely extend beyond keeping her patients – and herself – healthy. Gaastra told the Sunday Telegraph: “Everybody in the country’s life has changed. The focus is obviously on coronavirus – and so it should be.

Swansea City Want Future Wales Matches To Replace Austria Setback

Swansea City believe “huge interest” in Wales’ cancelled game with Austria will encourage Ryan Giggs and his players to visit the Liberty Stadium in the future. Wales’ friendly with fellow Euro 2020 finalists Austria, which was due to be played in Swansea last Friday night, was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The game would have marked the return of the national team to Wales’ ‘second city’ for the first time in seven years, with Croatia the last international visitors there in March 2013.

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Commonwealth Games Facing Disruption From Olympic Knock-On Effect

Beyond Limits . . . A Tale Of The Possible For Those Feeling Boxed In

Wales Captain Eleanor Gaastra Puts Lacrosse On Hold As Intensive Care Ramped Up

Swansea City Want Future Wales Matches To Replace Austria Setback

Richard Parks' Ultimate Three-Stage Survival Plan For The Idle Isolated

Scarlets Line Up 500 Beds . . . And Plan 1,500 Meals A Day For Virus Victims

The Times, They May be Drastic . . . But Neath Are Going Plastic

It's Tupperware Time . . . Sam L'Homme Is The Man To Avoid In The DAIsolate Cup

Terrifying Trebanog Prove DAIsolate Cup Real Deal As They Crush Carn . . . Can Anyone Stop Them?

Trophy-Less Champions Cardiff RFC Call For Big Welsh Rugby Shake-Up To Protect Premiership

The Day Shane Williams Ghosted In At The Death . . . And Proved He Was Paranormal

Leah In Limbo . . . But Wales Captain Wilkinson Plans To Realise Olympic Dream

Natasha Cockram Moved Job, Home, Horse And Dog For The Olympics . . . But She Intends To Be In Tokyo In 2021

Brian Flynn And The Day He Came Close To Being Wales' Less Than Towering 5ft 4in Centre-Half

Scarlets And Dragons Put Into European Hibernation

The DAIsolate Cup Is Up And Running . . . As Welsh Football Gets Stronger Together (On-Line)

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Wayne Pivac And WRU Staff Take 25% Pay Cuts

Matthew Watkins Funeral Plea . . . Tune In, Show Your Support, Post A Message

Richard Parks' Ultimate Three-Stage Survival Plan For The Idle Isolated

Scarlets Line Up 500 Beds . . . And Plan 1,500 Meals A Day For Virus Victims

The Times, They May be Drastic . . . But Neath Are Going Plastic

Trophy-Less Champions Cardiff RFC Call For Big Welsh Rugby Shake-Up To Protect Premiership

The Day Shane Williams Ghosted In At The Death . . . And Proved He Was Paranormal

Scarlets And Dragons Put Into European Hibernation

Gareth Davies Insists Martyn Phillips' U-Turn Will Bring Calm In Stormy Times For WRU

WRU chairman Gareth Davies has praised Martyn Phillips for agreeing to do a U-turn on his departure as chief executive... Read More

The Day The Scarlets Beat Australia . . . Thanks To Ieuan, Rupert And Colin . . . And Also Marty Roebuck

With sport presently on pause, and the future uncertain, Dai Sport is delving occasionally into the past. This time, Harri... Read More

This Weekend 42 Years Ago, Two Welsh Legends Bowed Out At The Top

Missing rugby, already? Don’t worry. If there’s nothing happening on the pitches right now, there’s still plenty to look back... Read More

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David Brooks Plans To Make The Most Of Euros Going Into Extra Time

Swansea City Want Future Wales Matches To Replace Austria Setback

It's Tupperware Time . . . Sam L'Homme Is The Man To Avoid In The DAIsolate Cup

Terrifying Trebanog Prove DAIsolate Cup Real Deal As They Crush Carn . . . Can Anyone Stop Them?

Brian Flynn And The Day He Came Close To Being Wales' Less Than Towering 5ft 4in Centre-Half

The DAIsolate Cup Is Up And Running . . . As Welsh Football Gets Stronger Together (On-Line)

No Football? Then Get Involved In The DAIsolate Cup . . . Thanks To Ammanford AFC

Peter Whittingham: An Apology

Cardiff Met's Eliot Evans Was Proud As Punch With Wales Call . . . But Now He's Just One Of Many In Football's Waiting Room

Cardiff Met’s Eliot Evans has called for patience as Welsh club and international football goes into cold storage. The university... Read More

Bluebirds' Burwood To The Rescue For Martyrs After First Choice Harris Faces Southern League Suspension

Cardiff City teenager Warren Burwood has charged to the rescue for BetVictor Southern League Merthyr Town. The 19-year-old, originally from Gorleston... Read More

Gareth, Sam, Geraint . . . And Chris Pike - The Fourth Whitchurch Beatle

Whitchurch High School is known for producing all-conquering Welsh sporting talent. Champions League winner Gareth Bale, Lions and Wales’ Grand... Read More

Euell's Boys Edge Out Morison's Bluebirds In London

Jason Euell’s Charlton Athletic team edged out Cardiff City 2-1 in a Professional Under-23 Development League match at Sparrow One... Read More

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Welshman Lifts Ice Hockey Challenge Cup, But Cardiff Devils Have To Watch Sheffield Steelers Celebrate

Cardiff Devils V Sheffield Steelers In Cardiff Bay Today - First Elite League Trophy Of Season Up For Grabs

Devils In Seventh Heaven - Coach Lord's Men Go Top And Now Turn To Sunday's Challenge Cup Final

Sheffield Steelers' Coach Fox Ready For League And Cup Final Clashes Against Devils In Cardiff Bay

Blair Fires Up Special Moment For Devils, While Goalie Ben Makes His 400th Appearance For The Club

Title-Chasing Cardiff Devils Sent To Coventry In Search Of Third Elite League Win In Five Days

Simply The Tightest Group I Have Coached Says Cardiff Devils' Andrew Lord After Last Gasp Elite Victory

Devils Take On Flyers In Big Night At The Viola Arena

Devils' New Stars Rally Cry - 'Here Comes The Young'

Cardiff Devils fan Martyn Joseph, a renowned singer-songwriter says it in one of his most recent releases - ‘Here Come... Read More

Jamie's High Five For Flames Shoots Down Cardiff

Canadian forward Jamie Crooks produced a high five for Guildford Flames - and left Cardiff Devils in disarray. Crooks scored five... Read More

Evan Mosey's In For First Devils Game Of Season - Sean Celebrates With Stunning Shootout Winner

Evan Mosey returned to action for Cardiff Devils and helped his team earn a thrilling Elite League victory in front... Read More

Cardiff Devils 'Hell-Out' For Blaze Visit To Viola Arena

Cardiff Devils return to Elite League ice hockey action this weekend intent on firing up their title chase. Coventry Blaze visit... Read More

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