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Glamorgan have put all their players and coaches on furlough until the end of May. With cricket’s start to the season having been delayed, the county have opted to take advantage of the government’s job retention scheme, which covers 80 per cent of wages up to £30,000-a-year. The County Championship was scheduled to start this weekend but the domestic season has been postponed until at least May 28 and there is the expectation of further delays.
Players’ union leader Barry Cawte has said he is proud of his members after they agreed to take a 25 per cent pay cut. As professional footballers continue talks over possible reductions due to the coronavirus pandemic, players at the four Welsh rugby regions have agreed to reduce their salaries by a quarter. The deal, brokered between the Welsh Rugby Players' Association (WRPA) and Welsh rugby's Professional Rugby Board (PRB) will be backdated to April 1 and last three months.
Hadleigh Parkes and Owen Williams are poised to leave Welsh rugby – a move that will bring down the curtain on their respective Wales careers. The pair are heading for lucrative moves to Japan after attempts to keep Parkes at the Scarlets and lure Williams from Gloucester to a Welsh region both failed. Instead, the two centres will follow the money trail to the far East and therefore be unavailable to Wales coach Wayne Pivac as they fail to meet the 60-cap threshold for overseas-based players.
Wales Rugby League’s international matches for the spring have all been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wales Wheelchair were due to face Scotland and Ireland in the annual Celtic Cup in Dundee this month, whilst Wales Students were to face the Royal Navy and England in Nelson. The first ever Wales Masters (over 35s) internationals against England and Ireland in Bethesda in May are also off for the time being.
One of Wales’s most successful ever amateur golfers, Hew Squirrell, has passed away aged 87. He won five Welsh Amateur titles, represented Wales 19 times in the Home Internationals in the 20 years between 1955 and 1975 including, in 1961, being part of the first Wales team to beat England. Squirrell is second in the Wales Golf history books for both Welsh Amateur titles won (behind Henry Howell, eight between 1920-32) and Home International appearances (behind Iestyn Tucker, 25 from 1949-79), having represented Cardiff golf club and been an honorary member of Royal Porthcawl.
Former Wales golfer Natasha Gobey has had such an impact in the 18 months she has been back as a club professional that she has now claimed the Wales Golf PGA Pro of the Year Award. The former Wales squad amateur turned professional after studying in America, then working at The James Andrews School of Golf for seven years and Tony Valentine Golf Centre for 6 months before returning home to Rhondda and then working at Bryn Meadows Golf Hotel and Spa. The 28-year-old has demonstrated outstanding success growing the game of golf and to becoming the best coach she can, increasing participation at any club she has been a part of.
Former Wales and Lions star Jamie Roberts has started working for the National Health Service to help the fight against coronavirus. Roberts – who qualified as a doctor seven years ago - has stepped in as a clinical innovation fellow, a role which will see him working in Cardiff in a motivational and communications capacity. With sport cancelled indefinitely, the 94-cap centre is back in Wales after a most recent spell playing in South Africa for the Stormers.
Wage cuts or deferrals for Cardiff City and Swansea City players have still to be agreed as EFL clubs continue talks with the Professional Footballers Association (PFA). The EFL is negotiating with the PFA for what is understood to be an even higher percentage of deferral than the 30 per cent the Premier League clubs are seeking. The Championship, League One and Two clubs claim they are being hit especially hard by the loss of match-day revenue due to the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Natalie Powell had hoped to be going for gold at the Olympic Games this summer. Instead, Wales' leading judoka has turned her living room into a makeshift combat area and is trying to stay fit and healthy, as she tells Graham Thomas. Natalie Powell has re-set her goals and adapted her training as she gets used to a delayed Olympic Games. It’s a flexible approach that Wales’ top judo star believes can benefit everyone as they aim to stay fit and healthy during the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Bluebirds, Blues, Glamorgan, Devils Stars Join Forces For Myers' Question Of Sport Testimonial Night
Welshman Matthew Myers brings Cardiff’s four major professional sports clubs together at Cornerstone in Cardiff tomorrow evening. The Bluebirds, Cardiff Blues, Glamorgan Cricket Club and Devils will all be represented on a Question of Sport evening at the venue in Charles Street. Robert Earnshaw (Cardiff City), Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues) and George... Read More
Cardiff Devils head into the New Year on a high after earning a 12th successive Elite League victory. They won 6-3 against Milton Keynes Lightning and took their goals tally to 52 during their winning run. Captain Jake Morissette started their run of victories with a 5-3 win against Edinburgh Capitals in... Read More
Welshman Matthew Myers and the Cardiff Devils are in Switzerland on a European ice hockey mission. Cardiff-born power forward Myers is one of the most decorated players in Britain, having won the Challenge Cup seven times and the play-off championship in five seasons plus two Elite League titles. Tonight (Thursday) Myers is... Read More
Netminder Joe Myers, nicknamed ‘dead puck’ by team-mates, has agreed to return to Cardiff Fire’s line-up for the 2017-18 season. Cardiff-born Myers, the brother of Devils forward Matthew, starts his third season with Fire. The 29-year-old joined Fire in their formation season and has been an outstanding member of the team, sharing... Read More
Head coach Peter Russell will take his Great Britain team to Budapest for the 2018 World Ice Hockey Championships. GB earned promotion to Division One by winning their group in Belfast this year and now go to Hungary for a tournament which will run from April 22 to April 28. They will... Read More
Four Cardiff Devils players and a Welshman who plays for Sheffield Steelers helped Great Britain win World Championship gold in Belfast. Goaltenders Ben Bowns and Thomas Murdy were in the GB squad along with Devils team-mates Mark Richardson and Matthew Myers. Cardiff-born Jonathan Phillips is the GB captain who led his team... Read More