Joel Makin cruelly missed out on a glorious chance for one of the biggest wins of his career after suffering an ankle injury in the Tournament of Champions in New York. The Haverfordwest-born player was leading Egypt's world No 5 Karim Abdel Gawad by two sets to nil and was 4-3 in the third when he pulled up in pain in his second round match.
Oli McBurnie is set to return for Swansea City at home to Sheffield United this weekend after recovering from the illness that forced him to miss their last two games. The Swans striker sat out the FA Cup victory at Aston Villa as well as the draw at Preston, but manager Graham Potter believes his leading scorer is sharp enough again to face the Blades. "With Oli it is one of those things where he was ill last week, a bit low, and then he has picked something else up,” said Potter.
Newport County are to help their fans with the long trip to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup by paying half their costs. The gesture is a thank you by the club for their supporters’ role in their giant-killing run that has taken them through to the fourth round. Manager Mike Flynn and his team earned a stunning 2-1 victory over Leicester City in the third round before being handed a fourth round trip to the Riverside Stadium on January 26.
Tesni Evans hopes to play her part in bringing New Yorkers to a standstill when she plays her first match at the JP Morgan Tournament of Champions this weekend. The Welsh No.1 – who broke into the world’s top 10 on the back of stunning performances in America last year – rates the event as one of the sport’s best due to its iconic location. Imagine a glass squash court dropped into the main passenger concourse at Waterloo train station during rush hour and you get an idea of the impact made by hosting the championship at New York’s Grand Central Terminal.
Josh Adams has been ruled out of a comeback this weekend as the Wales wing battles for fitness ahead of the Six Nations. The Worcester Warriors star has not played since injuring his hamstring last month and the club have warned that any setback now could lead to another six to eight weeks on the sidelines. That would be another significant blow for Wales who are already without Leigh Halfpenny for an unspecified further period as he tries to overcome the effects of concussion.
Children in Mid Wales will again be able to give sailing a go, with Brenin Adventures succeeding in becoming an RYA OnBoard Centre. Not-For-Profit operation Brenin Adventures was started at the beginning of 2018 by the management team which had run the Staylittle Outdoor Centre, which was owned and then... Read More
Welsh sailing hub Pwllheli will host the 2020 edition of the RYA Youth National Championships. The 2020 event will be staged at the Welsh National Sailing Academy at Plas Heli. Held annually during the Easter holidays, the RYA Youth National Championships is the UK’s premier youth racing event and a... Read More
A promising West Wales sailor will benefit from a new boat, thanks to the John Merricks Sailing Trust (JMST) and RYA OnBoard partnership. It means Pembrokeshire Performance Sailing Academy’s Rowan Joseph will have more people to race against next season as he gets a new Optimist boat that allows him... Read More
A promising North Wales sailor will benefit from a new boat, thanks to the John Merricks Sailing Trust (JMST) and RYA OnBoard partnership. Bethany Doga, of Llandudno sailing club, is one of a delighted dozen, from across the UK, that have been awarded exclusive use of their own boat for... Read More
An Anglesey sailor will be presented with one of the Royal Yachting Association’s most prestigious awards by HRH the Princess Royal, President of the RYA in recognition of his commitment to Red Wharf Bay sailing club and RYA Cymru Wales. Dafydd Griffiths has been nominated for an RYA Regional Award... Read More
Mumbles sailor Harry Pressdee went from the OnBoard scheme, to encourage new people into sailing, to third in Wales at the BYS Welsh Regional Championships. He even won the final two races in the Topper class of boat on the waters at Milford Haven in the event held at Pembrokeshire... Read More