Wales teenage star Ryan Astley has signed his first professional deal with Everton Football Club. The 17-year-old from Llanfair Caereinion in Powys has been hailed by the club's Under-23s coach David Unsworth as one of their greatest ever prospects.
For some, retirement means rest and relaxation but Wales' Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Dani Rowe will take on the London Classics challenge in her first year of retirement from professional cycling. The 28-year-old, who won Olympic team pursuit gold in London 2012, will run the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 28 April, pedal the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Sunday 4 August and swim the two miles at Swim Serpentine on Saturday 21 September to complete the iconic London Classics, the ultimate mass participation challenge.
As the Welsh regions rake through the ashes of another European campaign where all four got burned, envious glances are again aimed over the Irish Sea. Geraint Powell isn’t the only one turning green as he considers how Irish rugby has left the Welsh domestic game so far behind. Older readers will recall the 1991 Five Nations Championship, and a 21-21 draw in Cardiff between Wales and Ireland. It was the era when the annual fixture had become the “Wooden Spoon” decider, and a draw in 1991 saved both countries from the ignominy of a “whitewash” that season.
Cardiff Met’s Cup hero Adam Roscrow has paid tribute to former Swansea City defender Christian Edwards and the impact he has made on the striker. Roscrow’s two goals helped the students beat Cambrian and Clydach 2-0 to lift the Nathaniel MG Cup on Saturday. The victory ended the Met’s run of three defeats in showpiece finals and according to Roscrow highlighted the work done by Edwards as director of football.
Daniel James has been urged to reject any move to Leeds United and remain with Swansea City to lead their promotion challenge. Swans striker Oli McBurnie believes James can be a focal point around which a successful team can be built at the Liberty Stadium, having moved back up to ninth in the Championship table – six points off the play-offs – at the weekend. Leeds are keen to recruit James and any offer above £5m is likely to tempt Swansea’s owners to sell as they plead penury following their relegation from the Premier League.
Tesni Evans produced a dominant display to win her first match at squash’s JP Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York. The Welsh world No.10 beat England’s Millie Tomlinson in three games to make it through to the last 16 of the prestigious event and its iconic location at Grand Central Station. Evans had recently played Tomlinson at the Monte Carlo Classic in December and had been taken to five sets by the world No.25.
Rising Welsh marathon star Natasha Cockram has celebrated being named among the elite field at this year's Virgin London Marathon by setting a new personal best in America. The Micky Morris Racing Team athlete sliced a minute-and-a-half off her lifetime best for the 26.2 mile distance at the Houston Marathon on Sunday. Cockram, who only ran her first marathon last April, has now lowered her best mark by over 10 minutes since winning the Newport Marathon on her debut.
Cardiff Fire are ready to set the National Ice Hockey League alight during the 2018-19 season. Fire have one team playing in NIHL Division Two South and they open the campaign with back-to-back home fixtures at Ice Arena Wales. Basingstoke Buffalo are in Cardiff Bay on Sunday, September 23, while Slough Jets... Read More
Tesni Evans did Wales proud in her Allam British Squash Open Championships quarter-final against French opponent Camille Serme today. During a gruelling clash, which lasted an hour and 12 minutes, lost the first game 14-16, but then hit back to go 2-1 ahead. At that stage Evans needed one more game during... Read More
Welsh ace Tesni Evans is calling on Cardiff, her home town, to host the British Open squash championships. Cardiff-born Tesni, who now lives in Rhyl, plays in the women’s Open quarter-finals against Camille Serme (France) later today. The 2018 British Open is being played in Hull and the championships will be looking... Read More
Welshman Joel Makin produced a battling display against Egyptian opposition at the Allam British Open squash championships in Hull. Makin, the first player from Wales to reach the Open main draw in a decade, went down 9-11, 10-12, 9-11 in 47 minutes, a fiercely competitive match in which Mohamed Abouelghar won... Read More
Jack Cork says Swansea City face a crunch month that will... Read More