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Wales Are Off To The Euros . . . In Sweden . . . At Aussie Rules

The Red Dragons on tour in Sweden sounds like a heavy metal gig, but it’s international sport and the Wales national Aussie Rules team who are there this weekend have big ambitions to make a noise. Graham Thomas spoke to veteran Euro Cup player Scott Jones. Scott Jones is an international sportsman and even if over 99 per cent of the Welsh population has never heard of him, his best mate is proud of his buddy. “I’ve a got a mate,” says Jones, a 33-year-old smart meter engineer from Cardiff. “He always tells people he’s got two friends who play for Wales – one in netball and one in Aussie Rules.”

Newport County New Boy Corey Signs Up For Exiles

Barry Boss Gavin Chesterfield Says Europe Must Be Annual Destination

Barry Town United manager Gavin Chesterfield has told his players their return to European football must be more than a one-season fling. The new season in Wales begins on Thursday evening with Barry poised to revive memories of continental adventures from yesteryear when they host Cliftonville in the Europa League - a match that will be streamed live online by S4C. For Barry fans the preliminary round tie – against Northern Irish opponents – will be a nostalgic nudge towards their glory days of two decades ago. That was an era when Barry rubbed shoulders with Aberdeen, Dynamo Kiev and Porto as they proudly carried the Welsh flag into European battle.

Lynn The Leap . . . Still Keeping The Welsh Fame Flame Burning

The Welsh Sports Hall of Fame will induct new faces into their number tonight (Wed) at their annual dinner in Cardiff. Lynn Davies – one of the originals - tells Graham Thomas why this particular honours system is worth the effort. When Lynn Davies jumped into history in 1964 he did more than simply become the first Welsh athlete to win an individual Olympic gold medal. Lynn the Leap – a nickname he was famously given then and is still stopped in the street by now – also provided the perfect illustration of why a sporting nation should honour its heroes.

James Tomlinson Is Throwing His Talent All Over Europe

Pembrokeshire discus thrower James Tomlinson is racking up the Great Britain vests at a rare rate of knots. Having been named yesterday morning in the GB squad for the European Under-20 Championships in Sweden, Tomlinson was named in a second GB team later in the day. The 19-year-old was named in a 20-strong GB squad heading to the Mannheim Gala in Germany this weekend.

Evan Hoyt Talks Wimbledon, Wildcards, And Learning The Winning Habit

As he prepares for his senior debut at Wimbledon, Evan Hoyt tells Owen Morgan how his doubles campaign can help fuel his ambition for continuing the climb up the world rankings. Still reeling from defeat in the biggest singles match of his senior career, Welsh tennis number one Evan Hoyt received the perfect phone call to raise his spirits. The 24-year-old had lost in the first round of men’s singles qualifying for Wimbledon - his dream of playing in the main draw at the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament apparently on hold until next year.

Skipper Leah Wilkinson's Late Strike Just Not Enough For Wales Women In Spain

Wales  1 Belarus 2 Wales finished sixth after losing their final game of the FIH Series Finals in Valencia. Skipper Leah Wilkinson netted with around 90 seconds left from a penalty corner with her fourth goal of the tournament.

The Citizens Stay In Tier Two, While Newly Formed Club Bangor 1876 Playing Gwynedd League Football

Martyrs' Teenage Goalkeeper Lewis Signs For Swansea

Triathlon Star Helen Aiming To Join Ranks Of The Supermums

Coming back from serious spinal surgery and attempting to regain your place among the elite of world sport is a difficult enough prospect. Doing so having just become a mum for the second time, and combining training with the demands of looking after two children aged under two, makes it even more daunting. Yet, that is exactly what Helen Jenkins, Wales' most successful triathlete, is attempting to do as she looks to win back her spot in the British team for next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Triathlon Star Helen Aiming To Join Ranks Of The Supermums

Coming back from serious spinal surgery and attempting to regain your place among the elite of world sport is a difficult enough prospect. Doing so having just become a mum for the second time, and combining training with the demands of looking after two children aged under two, makes it... Read More

Shane Williams Takes The Plunge In Cardiff Bay As Triathlon Hits The Capital

Shane Williams will get to put another tick in the boxes of sporting accomplishments when he plunges into the waters of Cardiff Bay at the weekend. The former Wales rugby star may have scored tries all around the world – including one recently playing on Mount Everest – but competing... Read More

Ironman Wales. . . Pain And Elephants . . . And The Addicts Who Come Back For More (And Moore)

It’s the ultimate test of fitness and endurance in Wales – the Ironman Wales event in Tenby on Sunday. There’s only one guarantee – pain. But Rob Cole hears why so many people just can’t get enough of it. How do you eat an elephant? One mouthful at a time!... Read More

Non Stanford Takes Silver For GB Quartet

Non Stanford was able to add a World Mixed Relay Triathlon series silver medal to her collection in Nottingham after helping the British quartet come home second to the USA. Hot on the heels of her bronze medal in Yokohama in the women’s elite event last month, the Team Wales... Read More

Job Seeker Non Stanford Proves Her Race Is Not Yet Run

Often, it's not the winning that reveals character, but the way someone recovers from setbacks. Rob Cole salutes former world champion Non Stanford - on the comeback trail after the Commonwealth Games. It was the great Aussie rugby coach Alan Jones who coined the immortal phrase to sum up the... Read More

Non Stanford Proves Her Future Is Still Bright Despite Gold Coast Eclipse

Non Stanford made up for the disappointment of not making the podium at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games as she picked up a third place finish in the ITU World Triathlon series in Yokohama. The former world champion admitted after the race that she had been contemplating her future in... Read More
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