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.
Welsh world champion Lily Rice has switched sports and will make her Commonwealth Games debut in para swimming in Birmingham later this year. Rice – the 18-year-old renowned for her wheelchair backflips – is already a world champion in women’s wheelchair motorcross. But now she is poised to represent Wales... Read More
Para Sport Star Harrison Walsh Urges Other Disabled People To Get Involved . . . As Swansea Festival Bids To Create A Legacy In Wales
By Tom Prosser Para sport star Harrison Walsh knows more than most about how powerful sport can be in helping someone come to terms with a life-changing injury. Now, he is urging other disabled people to get involved with the Swansea Para Sport Festival this summer. Starting off with a Disability Sport Wales’... Read More
Anyone looking for inspirational figures in Welsh sport in the week of International Women’s Day would be advised to check out the incredible efforts of Menna Fitzpatrick. Urdd Gobaith Cymru recently held their #FelMerch (translation: Like a Girl) conference in Cardiff to tie in with the annual global diary marker... Read More
Team GB Taekwondo Star Beth Munro Hopes To Inspire Others To Get Involved At The Swansea Para Sport Festival
By Hannah Blackwell Welsh taekwondo star Beth Munro won silver at the Paralympic Games last year and after rising through the ranks with Disability Sport Wales, she is now focused on inspiring others to take up opportunities such as the Swansea Para Sport Festival this summer. Starting off with a Disability Sport... Read More
Wales' Menna Fitzpatrick Becomes Britain's Leading Winter Paralympian . . . And Pays Tribute To New Guide Gary Smith
Menna Fitzpatrick hailed an immediate alpine connection with new guide Gary Smith as the key to becoming the most decorated British Winter Paralympian of all-time. Welsh skier Fitzpatrick, 23, won her fifth Paralympic medal in Beijing on Sunday by soaring to a scintillating Super-G silver. The visually impaired athlete claimed... Read More