Over 50 athletes at the Commonwealth Games, a record-breaking Winter Olympian, a constant flow of former students representing Wales in rugby and football - and England in cricket and basketball - and two teams on the verge of Europe…Is Cardiff Met University the most important sports organisation in Wales?
Swansea Spartans, Whitchurch HC and Cardiff University Ladies are all in EuroHockey Club Challenge action this weekend. Swansea Spartans head to Edinburgh for the Challenge I competition where they will face host club Edinburgh University, Russian side HC Metrostroy and Swiss hockey club Rottweiss Wettingen in Pool A.
Welsh Winter Olympic bobsleigh star Mica Moore will be amongst a strong contingent of Welsh athletics talent competing at the 60th Loughborough International this Sunday. Moore, who finished eighth in Pyeongchang with Great Britain team-mate Mica McNeill just three months ago, will run in the 100m and 4x 100m relay as part of a Welsh team which will take on England, Scotland, Great Britain Under-20s and British Universities.
Tesni Evans has made history by reaching the British Open quarter-final after a 3-0 victory over New Zealand’s Joelle King. The Cardiff-born world No 12 is the first female squash player from Wales to reach the last eight of the so-called 'Wimbledon' of squash.
The celebrations from Cardiff Blues epic Challenge Cup comeback win over Gloucester in Bilbao may finally be subsiding. Now, as Geraint Powell argues in his latest column for Dai Sport, the issue is getting things right off the pitch to ensure future success. Few would begrudge the Cardiff Blues region their 31-30 win over Gloucester in the final of the second tier European Challenge Cup final in Bilbao last Friday.
The Scarlets and the Ospreys have much to live up to after the Cardiff Blues’ display last weekend, says Robin Davey. But there are plenty of reasons for genuine optimism. It's a big weekend for rugby in the west, with both the Scarlets and the Ospreys facing key qualification games. For the Scarlets, already buoyed by a hugely successful season which saw them reach the European Champions Cup semi-finals, it means a trip to Scotland to face Glasgow in a Guinness Pro 14 play-off on Friday night.
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