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 Yacht Club, having come through the OnBoard programme to encourage new people into sailing.
Scott Davies has been forced to end his season early after breaking his shoulder blade after hitting a guardrail in a nasty crash in Italy. The Carmarthen-born rider suffered the blow at the Giro dell Emilia near Bologna where he was looking strong until the crash on the slippery, wet roads.
After a great start to the new season, which began with victory at Plymouth Marjon, Penarth’s 1st XI returned to Devon looking to avenge the defeat inflicted upon them at the end of last season that effectively decided the Championship title. Ashmoor had proven to be the Vale side’s only real rival for overall success in 2017-18 and, after splitting wins home and away, denied Penarth a third straight divisional crown as both sides ascended to the highest level of regional hockey.
Six Welsh hockey players have forced their way into the Great Britain Elite Development Programme squads for the 2018/19 season as the countdown to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics gathers pace. Rhys Bradshaw, the talented Cardiff & Met teenager who has already made his mark in the senior Welsh men’s team, is included for the first time in the 32-strong men’s squad alongside clubmates Jacob Draper and Ioan Wall.
Wayne Pivac has told his Scarlets players that another European adventure this season must include a better start than a year ago. The region begin their Heineken Champions campaign at home to Racing 92 on Saturday, fresh from their 20-17 victory over the Ospreys last weekend. A years ago, Pivac’s team suffered back-to-back defeats at the start of Europe’s pool stages – losing narrowly at Toulon and then at home to Bath, before going on to win five straight matches on their way to the semi-final where they eventually fell to champions Leinster.
The future is looking bright for Welsh distance running as the country’s endurance programme is paying dividends with some hugely promising performances. Although Wales missed out on individual and team medals at the inaugural Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff last weekend, there were a number of season and personal bests clocked by the home elite runners.
After setting four fastest stage times and regularly posting top three times within fractions of a second from that of the factory-supported drivers, Tom Cave's performance on this year's Dayinsure Wales Rally GB underlined his true potential as a front-runner in the international RC2 category of the FIA World Rally Championship. Having concluded a deal to drive a Philip Case Rally Sport prepared Hyundai i20 R5 and attracting support from a variety of backers a few weeks before the UK's round of the WRC, Tom carried out a short but successful test on the Monday before the event.
Evan Hoyt has risen a huge 86 places in the ATP Tour rankings after his Brisbane triumph. The 23-year-old from Llanelli has reached 570 in the world - just 28 places below his highest-ever ranking of 542 in 2016 before he was hit by injury.