Wales ‘C’ team assistant manager Owain Tudur Jones believes this evening’s international match against England C is a chance to thrive in the shop window. The former Wales and Swansea City midfielder will be in the dugout at Salford City FC’s Peninsula Stadium as the best Welsh players from the JD Welsh Premier League take on their English non-league counterparts from the Vanarama National League and below. The game will be shown live on the Sgorio Facebook page at 7.45pm on Tuesday March 19.
Race walker Heather Lewis smashed her 20k personal best in Switzerland on Sunday to become only the fifth British woman to break the 96-minute barrier. The Pembrokeshire Harrier finished fourth at the Lugano Trophy International Race Walk Grand Prix in a time of 95:15. The time was a minute faster than the PB she set when finishing sixth at the same event this time last year and comfortably inside the British Athletics qualifying time of 1:39.00 for the European Race Walking Cup in May.
Welsh tennis star Evan Hoyt has continued his successful start to 2019 by picking up his first singles title of the year. Hoyt, who has already won three doubles titles this year, won the singles title at the $15,000 ITF World Tennis Tour event in Portugal at the weekend. The Llanelli product clinched the title with a straight sets final victory over home player Tiago Cacao in Portimao. Hoyt was in excellent form going into the tournament having won ITF World Tennis Tour doubles titles in Tunisia, Barnstaple and Glasgow this year, along with reaching the singles final in Tunisia and semi-final in Glasgow.
Alun Wyn Jones believes Warren Gatland is in line to be Lions coach again, but has not ruled out the possibility of him combining the role with the England job, rather than Wales. New Zealander Gatland will leave his post after the World Cup in Japan later this year, ending a reign highlighted by a Six Nations record three Grand Slams. He has already been linked with succeeding Eddie Jones as England chief as well as possibly moving to France and also heading up the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa.
Welsh sport has lost a second iconic figure this week following the decision by British Olympic bobsleigh expert Bruce Tasker to retire. Hot on the heels of the move by Welsh hockey 100-cap goalkeeper Dave Kettle to bring his stellar international career to a close, Tasker has followed suit. The... Read More
Wales’ first Winter Olympic medallist, Laura Deas, has been appointed to the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) Athlete Commission as it seeks to strengthen the athlete voice within anti-doping. The British skeleton bronze medallist joins multiple British weightlifting champion Jo Calvino, 50m backstroke world record holder Liam Tancock, and ex-Gloucester rugby lock... Read More
Mica Moore and her Great Britain bobsleigh partner Mica McNeill were sixth at the halfway point of the women's two-person bobsleigh at the Winter Olympics. Newport’s Moore and McNeil, who crowd-funded their way to the Games after being told their funding was being cut by their governing body in September,... Read More
The waiting is finally over for Mica Moore as she and team partner Mica McNeil compete in the opening two runs of the women's bobsleigh competition at the Winter Olympics. Wales’ Moore is part of a duo who have already impressed in training, finishing inside the top five on four... Read More
Wales and medals at the Winter Olympics do not make a lengthy list, but they do have a disputed history. Rob Cole salutes Brigadier Charles Granville Bruce and Captain Geoff Bruce, who were honoured for reaching the highest climb of all. Wales may still be waiting for its first gold medal... Read More
If the Koreans win a medal in bobsleigh at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, then Wales will have very good reason to join in the celebrations. Until his untimely death from cancer at the age of 68, Swansea-born Gomer Lloyd had been masterminding the bobsleigh programme for the host nation of... Read More