Joe Brier enjoyed a triumphant homecoming at the Welsh Athletics International in Swansea following his medal-winning performance at the World Junior Championships. Brier, who helped Great Britain to a 4x400m bronze medal in Finland, followed up that performance by winning the individual 400m at Swansea University's Sport Campus.
Rally Finland blasted off with an opening stage around the streets of Jyväskylä tonight, with Elfyn Evans crossing the finishing line in ninth position and predicting that a he’s in for a “decent weekend.” Co-driven by Daniel Barritt, the 29-year old from Dolgellau completed the stage in his M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC just 2.6 seconds behind leader Ott Tanak (Toyota) after the short spectator-friendly test. With three full days of action ahead, the rally properly gets underway tomorrow, with nine stages over the very fast and rollercoaster roads of central Finland.
Wales confirmed their status as the comeback kings as they wiped out a 2-1 deficit to beat the Czech Republic 3-2 at the EuroHockey Youth Championships II to reach the semi-finals. It means Wales U18 head coach Lee Ible’s side will be battling for promotion to the top tier when they meet the Russians in the final four at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, on Friday – a big change from fighting to avoid relegation last time out.
Swansea University’s commitment to sporting excellence has been given a major boost by becoming the first institution in Wales to be awarded TASS Dual Career Accreditation. Already the only establishment outside England to be awarded the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) approval, Swansea is leading the way in Wales by supporting talented athletes in education.
Swansea City manager Graham Potter insists Andre Ayew’s deal to move to Fenerbahce is part of the “re-structure” of the club. Ghanaian striker Ayew has joined the Turkish club on a one-year loan deal, just six months after the Swans paid a club record £18m for him and handed out a three-and-a-half year contract. He is part of £33.5m worth of striking talent the club have sent out on loan, following Borja Baston’s move to Spanish side Alaves.
The Guinness Pro 14 fixtures are out and it’s a time for new hopes and dreams. Robin Davey says for the Dragons, though, it is far more. The scheduled matches have given them an opportunity they cannot afford to squander. The Dragons have been handed a golden opportunity to finally rise from the ashes and at last make some kind of impression in the Guinness Pro 14 league table. Aside from the first season of regional rugby when, under the guidance of Mike Ruddock, the Dragons finished third and even had a chance of winning the title, they have been very much the poor relations.
Cardiff Devils will travel to Switzerland and the Czech Republic for their first two Champions Hockey League matches. They take on... Read More