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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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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 -... Read More

Daniel McKerlich Thought, "Why Are There No Para Events In Wales?" So, He's Set One Up

A teenage race-walker is organising his own para athletics meeting in Cardiff to give fellow disability athletes the opportunity to compete against each other. Daniel McKerlich, who competes in the T20 category for people with learning difficulties, has spotted a need for a competition in Wales exclusively for disabled athletes.... Read More

Welsh Super Six Step On To The Podium

Six Welsh para athletes have been named as part of British Athletics World Class Programme for 2020. Hollie Arnold, Olivia Breen, Aled Davies, Sabrina Fortune, Kyron Duke and Harri Jenkins all returned from last year’s World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai with medals. They are joined by 22 other athletes,... Read More

Awesome Foursome's Leg Up For Shine Charity

Four sports photographers are braving the raw winds of a Welsh winter to raise funds and awareness for the spina bifida charity Shine and its work across the country. The campaign - #GetShorty2 – means the fearless foursome are baring their legs to the elements while snapping away at rugby... Read More

The Heat Is On For Hollie Arnold . . . As Glass Houses And Saunas Await On The Road To Tokyo

Some don’t like it hot. Hollie Arnold – Wales’ world champion javelin thrower - is one of them. But as she prepares for a hot, sticky Tokyo in August and the Paralympic Games, she tells Graham Thomas how she is preparing to stay cool under pressure. Hollie Arnold will be... Read More

Bethany Paull Follows Andy Murray And Wayne Rooney Down The Red Carpet . . . And Beyond

Welsh gymnast Bethany Paull – a triple champion at the 2019 Special Olympics – is setting her sights on more success this year. She and Valley Gymnastics Academy managing director Melissa Anderson told Owen Morgan about her rapid rise and what now lies ahead. Gymnast Bethany Paull is hoping for... Read More
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