Neil Warnock insists his Cardiff City squad rebuilding for the Premier League is still a work in progress. The Bluebirds manager has signed both winger Josh Murphy from Norwich City and Preston defender Greg Cunningham in the past two weeks, but is clear there is more to be done. Warnock has said he wants at least two further permanent signings as well as two loan deals, but the picture is further complicated by the fact that neither Aron Gunnarsson nor Junior Hoilett have agreed new deals offered to them and the future of last year’s loanee, Marko Grujic, has yet to be clarified.
More youngsters have been given a taste of sailing as part of the All Afloat campaign. The group of 17 had the chance to make some waves on their doorstep in Holyhead harbour – taking part in a day of sailing taster sessions, giving each of them an introduction to the water and the exciting sport of sailing. These taster sessions form the start of a busy summer of All Afloat events in Holyhead. Following on from a safe and fun introduction to sailing, the youngsters will now have the opportunity to learn new skills and experiences through regular sailing sessions after school. The follow on evening will allow the young people to work towards the Royal Yachting Association’s (RYA) globally recognised Sailing awards.
A confident South Wales Warriors will look to claim their fourth win of the British American Football season this weekend against the lowly Cornish Sharks. The Cornishmen finished second in Division Two South West of the British American Football Association (BAFA) league last year behind promoted Bristol Apache but are winless this term having shipped a massive 104 points and scored just 24 in three games. The Warriors meanwhile, in as many outings, have scored 106 points and conceded a measly six – all in the final seconds of their first game when they allowed league newcomers the Somerset Wyverns to score in a narrow 6-8 victory for the Welshmen.
The Welsh Men’s Hockey team head to Croatia this weekend, but it won’t be for a holiday or to hit the beaches. They face Austria, Switzerland, Croatia, and Slovakia in the Open Series as they build-up to next year’s top-tier European Championships contiues post-Commonwealth Games.
Natalie Powell has been named in Britain’s team for the World Judo Championships in Azerbaijan in September. The Irfon judoka is one of seven named in the initial selection for the championships in Baku.
While the WRU are urging players to come home to Wales to maintain their international careers, the same policy is not being followed when it comes to coaches. Robin Davey, in his latest column for Dai Sport, questions why home-grown coaching talent is being frozen out. The Welsh Rugby Union and the Wales management are doing everything they can to encourage exiled players like George North to return to Wales, yet they appear to be scouring the earth for the next national coach.