Newport Ladies will be looking to complete the quadruple when they head to Langland Bay golf club to compete in the finals of the Welsh Ladies Team Championships. The winners for the last three years will be one of the 32 best ladies club teams in Wales and they will start as favourites with several Wales internationals in their line-up.
Non Stanford’s fight back to the top of the world triathlon tree is set to take another positive step upwards with inclusion in the British squad for the Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay championships in Nottingham on 7 June.
It was a definite case of ‘what might have been’ for Matt Parry and the GT Sport Motul Team RJN Nissan in round two of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup at Silverstone, despite a stellar fightback gaining the #23 car no fewer than 32 places in the course of Sunday’s three-hour race.
Established stars and exciting young talent shone brightly in the hot Midlands sun as Welsh athletes took part in the Loughborough International meeting at the weekend. Taking on strong teams from England, Scotland, Great Britain Under-20s, British Universities and Loughborough University, the Welsh team finished sixth in the overall match.
Swansea City are considering appointing a director of football to work alongside their new manager. Jaap Stam, Frank de Boer, Graham Potter and others are all options being weighed up by the club as they seek a successor to Carlos Carvalhal, who left last week. But relegation to the Championship and a poor recent recruitment record has focussed thoughts on whether the Swans should also create a new position with someone to work alongside Carvalhal’s successor.
Charlotte Arter is setting her sights on Berlin and the European Athletics Championships following her stunning weekend run in London. The 26-year-old Cardiff AAC runner made the most of the euphoria surrounding the ‘Night of the 10,000 PBs’ at Highgate as she stripped 22 seconds off her previous best to book her place in the British team for Germany in August. Arter, who ran for Team GB at the World Half Marathon championships earlier in the year, came home in third place in the 10,000 metre race in a time of 32 min, 15.71 sec to crack the qualifying time (32:30) for the August championships and move into second place on the Welsh all-time rankings.
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