£400,000 Emergency Funding For Community Sport In Wales

Emergency funding of £400,000 for community sport in Wales has been announced by Welsh Government and Sport Wales today. Welsh Government has confirmed they are making £200,000 available to provide support to not-for-profit sports clubs. This is being match-funded with £200,000 from Sport Wales.

Donna's Dedication Deserves Wales Golf Volunteer Of The Year Award

Donna Grimwood started helping out at South Pembrokeshire Golf Club to support her club captain husband, a journey which has taken her to the Wales Golf Volunteer of the Year Award. Amongst other things she initiated and drove a New2Golf scheme which saw 39 adults taking part along with 20 juniors, with many going on to become full members of the club taking part in regular competitions. Donna has even taken up golf herself for the first time, as part of the scheme she runs along with Haverfordwest PGA golf professional Sam Barton.

The Greatest Seventh Month Rugby Tour That Began 70 Years Ago This Week

This week, exactly 70 years ago, 13 Welshmen met up in London. They had packed some clothes and their boots in suitcases, said goodbye to their families, and now they were to sail to New Zealand to play rugby. They would be back in October. Rob Cole salutes the epic journey of the 1950 British and Irish Lions. It will take the 2021 British & Irish Lions 11 hours to fly from London to Johannesburg when they embark on their next tour to South Africa. They will stay for five weeks and play eight matches, including three Tests against the current Rugby World Cup holders.

Ffion, 9, Gets On Her Bike To Go The Extra Mile For NHS Volunteers

A nine-year-old schoolgirl with cerebral palsy and epilepsy is determined to raise money for NHS charities through an epic cycle ride. Ffion Davies from Johnstown, Carmarthen is aiming to cycle further than she has ever gone before on her specially adapted bike.

Jayne Ludlow's Wales Bid Put On Hold As Finals Are Shifted

Jayne Ludlow’s Wales team are going to have to wait another year if they are to appear at their first major football tournament finals. The Wales manager has guided her team to within sight of qualification for the Euro 2021 competition, but those finals have now been put back until 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Strangely, the announcement did not come from governing body UEFA, but from the Danish Football Association (DBU) on Wednesday night.

Geoff Perrett Beats Every Other 70-Year-Old - Plus Cancer - To Become Champion Of Wales

Wales squash champion Geoff Perrett is the pride of Porthcawl - at the age of 70. Remarkably, Perrett lifted the national over-70s title trophy after being ruled out for more than a year because of a serious illness that required surgery. There were 12 entries in the recent Welsh men’s over-70 event and third seed Perrett lifted the trophy after three wins including a 15-9, 15-0, 13-15, 17-16 triumph against second seed Leighton Jenkins.

Cardiff Met's Callum Mackenzie Hopes Tokyo Cloud Has A Golden Lining

Cardiff Met’s Scottish hockey international Callum Mackenzie believes postponing the Olympic Games by 12 months has improved his chances of going to Tokyo. The student - who represents Cardiff and Met Hockey Club as well as Scotland and GB U21s - admits having no hockey to play for the time being has come as a bit of a shock. But with the Olympics being shelved until next summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mackenzie feels he has another year see if he can break into the Great Britain squad and achieve the dream of representing his nation at the Games.

Wayne Pivac And WRU Staff Take 25% Pay Cuts

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac and Welsh Rugby Union chief executive Martyn Phillips are to take 25 per cent salary reductions amid the coronavirus shutdown. The WRU said it had announced “further measures to reduce costs during the current period of inactivity in the game in Wales”. It added: “With no stadium events currently and pressure on other income streams, and following in-depth reviews of potential ‘return to rugby’ dates, a comprehensive plan for cost savings has been implemented.

David Brooks Plans To Make The Most Of Euros Going Into Extra Time

David Brooks has set his sights on making a major impact for Wales at next year’s delayed Euro 2020 finals. The Wales forward might have struggled to make this summer’s tournament, originally scheduled for June, due to a serious ankle injury which has meant he has not played a game this season. But the re-scheduling of the finals means Bournemouth star Brooks, as well as injured Wales teammate Joe Allen, have 12 months to get back to their best.

Aled Davies Digs Deep - In His Garden - As Para Date Is Re-Planted

Aled Davies has revealed he is preparing for the re-arranged Paralympic Games in his back garden. On the day the new dates of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics were announced, multiple gold medallist Davies was already focussing on the re-set target. Because of the coronavirus crisis, this year's Olympics - due to take place from  July 24, 2020 to August 9 this year - and the Paralympics, scheduled between 25 August 25 and September 6, have been postponed.

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Nathan Dyer . . . Small Man, Big Influence Says Swansea's Steve Cooper

He may be small in stature, but Nathan Dyer is proving a big influence on Swansea City’s youngsters – according to manager Steve Cooper. Dyer played four matches at the start of the season but then wasn’t seen again until the recent derby victory over Cardiff City. But having overcome... Read More

Potter Admits Swansea City Have To Start Boxing Clever

Graham Potter admitted Swansea City have to sharpen up their act in both boxes after being left to rue a nightmare final 20 minutes at Hull. Wilfried Bony had marked his first start of the season with his first goal for 11 months to give the Swans the perfect start... Read More

Luciano Narsingh - £500,000 Per Start - Is Still Wanted, Insists Graham Potter

Graham Potter has insisted he wants Nathan Dyer, Wayne Routledge and Luciano Narsingh to stay at Swansea City – even though all three look surplus to requirements. None of the experienced trio featured in the squad for Tuesday night’s 1-0 defeat at home to Crystal Palace, which ended the Swans’... Read More

Carlos Had A Dream. . . It Says So On His Jacket As Swans Reach FA Cup Last Eight

Carlos Carvalhal’s Wembley dream is close to his heart – literally – and he proved the point after Swansea City moved into the FA Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday night. The Swans manager guided the club into the last eight of the competition for the first time since 1964 after a... Read More

Nathan Dyer Vows A Happy Return For Carlos Carvalhal At Hillsborough

Nathan Dyer says Swansea City’s players are already primed to ensure a happy return for Carlos Carvalhal when they visit Sheffield Wednesday in the fifth round of the FA Cup. The Swan winger scored twice as Carvalhal’s side hit eight in a record 8-1 replay victory over Notts County on... Read More

Crisis? You Should Have Seen Us This Time Last Year, Says Swans' Nathan Dyer

Nathan Dyer insists Swansea City’s current plight does not compare to their troubles at this stage last season. The Swans winger will be part of a match-day squad that host Brighton on Saturday with the club only above the relegation zone through goal difference. But whilst Everton and West Ham... Read More
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