Rhys Jones has described being selected for a third Commonwealth Games as his “gold medal moment”. Anything else he achieves on the Alexander Stadium track in Birmingham this summer will be a bonus, says the para sprinter.
So, the Ryan Giggs Wales era has officially ended. It was an announcement which almost certainly represents a full-stop conclusion to the strained 30-year association between the Cardiffian and his national football team. The word “officially” is important here: in both practical and emotional terms Robert Page is already Wales manager.
Profits made from Wales qualifying for the World Cup – expected to be around £4m - will go into improving grassroots facilities, the Football Association of Wales have pledged. The overall commercial revenue from Wales reaching their first finals of the tournament for 64 years could be at least £10m, it has been estimated. But the guaranteed part of that income – which comes from the FIFA prize money pot – will go straight into benefitting the game at lower levels.
By Paul Jones Welsh judo star Natalie Powell suffered Second Round heartbreak in her quest to claim a first Olympic medal in Tokyo. The Builth Wells athlete who has previously been a World, European and Commonwealth medalist received a bye in the opening round of the -78kg competition and faced a wait... Read More
By Tom Prosser Welsh judo star Natalie Powell can’t wait for the Olympics to get started and has some big aspirations going into the Tokyo games. This will be Powell’s second Olympic games after she previously got to the quarter-finals in 2016. “I’m looking to be on the podium, I want a medal,”... Read More
Natalie Powell is off to her second Olympic Games after being formally named in a six-strong GB Judo team for Tokyo. The Beulah-born judoka will be ranked fifth in Japan after several impressive displays including winning gold at the 2020 Tel Aviv Grand Prix and silver at the 2019 Brasilia Grand... Read More
Natalie Powell has been chosen by GB Judo to compete in her seventh World Championships. The 30-year-old from... Read More
Natalie Powell reckons... Read More
Welsh judo chief Darren Warner has warned his sport faces big challenges ahead as it continues to adjust to the consequences of the pandemic. This week’s announcement of major breakthroughs in the progress towards a vaccination against Covid-19 was welcome news for all, but in a sporting context it offers... Read More