Connor Roberts has revealed how the Wales squad have been taking inspiration for their European Championship campaign by watching footage of Euro 2016. Wales scaled the heights three summers ago as Chris Coleman’s side reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016 after ending a 58-year wait to play at a major tournament. The journey in France began with a 2-1 win over Slovakia in Bordeaux – the same opponents that Ryan Giggs’ side face in their opening 2020 European Championship qualifier at the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday.
Wayne Pivac is in danger of leaving the Scarlets on a low note after admitting they served up their worst display in his five years in charge as they were hammered by the Cardiff Blues. Pivac – who is leaving at the end of the season to prepare to take charge of Wales after the World Cup – is in familiar territory for many coaches whose next job is announced long before they leave their current one. No matter what they utter in public about maintaining their focus until the last goodbye, they are often undermined by players who decide the king is dead, long live the next one.
Wales’ young female artistic gymnasts dominated the competition at the British Championships in Liverpool, with the Welsh female Espoir (under 13s) gymnasts taking eight of the top ten spots in the all-around competition and winning gold in every individual apparatus contest.
Top seeds Peter Creed and Emyr Evans fought out a tenacious men’s final in the Karakal-sponsored Wales National Squash Championships. It was an edgy, fiercely contested final in Cardiff with Creed recovering from a game and then 2-1 down to win the Welsh crown for a ninth time. Caerphilly-born Creed, who plays... Read More
Kieron Evans scored both Bluebirds’ goals in their 2-0 under-18 win against Leeds United in Yorkshire. The attacking midfield player from Brithdir, New Tredegar first joined Cardiff City’s youth under-8 ranks almost a decade ago. Evans, a pupil at Heolddu Comprehensive School in Bargoed, is on a two-year apprenticeship contract which runs... Read More
Cardiff City have five players in the Wales under-19 team for their Uefa Championships elite round challenge later this month. Goalkeeper George Ratcliffe, Ryan Reynolds, Sion Spence, Sam Bowen and Dan Griffiths are the young Bluebirds included, while Swansea City are represented by Ben Cabango and Brandon Cooper. Jay Foulston, the young... Read More
The New Saints 2, Cardiff Met University 1 Tomos Williams and James Parry scored the goals for TNS in their FAW Youth Cup semi-final against Cardiff Met University. Saints’ victory earns them a place in the final for the first time and they take on holders Swansea City with the date and... Read More
Welshman Connor Brace, a 7lb claiming jockey attached to Fergal O'Brien's Cotswold yard, has been in cracking form (writes Brian Lee). He won the opening Juvenile Hurdle on 14-1 outsider Phoenican Star for O'Brien at Stratford. Star was Connor's sixth winner since the end of last month, having won at meetings all... Read More
Celtic Dragons take on another tough test in Cardiff on Monday when title-chasing Manchester Thunder come to Wales. Captain Nia Jones and her Dragons will be fired up for the Vitality Netball Superleague challenge after running leaders and reigning champions Wasps close in their last match. Green Army fans turned out in... Read More