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 Evans Matt Edwards came close to winning the famous Donegal International Rally at his first attempt, but after a truly heroic performance he lost the lead of the event when his Pirelli-shod Citroën C3 R5 left the road with just four stages from the end of the three-day, 20... Read More
By Paul Evans Having won a third British rally title last November, Matt Edwards’ wait to compete in a modern R5 car is finally over. After a frustrating seven months, Edwards will contest this weekend’s Donegal International Rally (17-19 June) in a Pirelli-shod Citroën C3 R5. The Colwyn Bay-based driver hasn’t been sitting... Read More
Traction Attraction As Jason Pritchard Prepares For Four-Wheel Drive Rally Return To Gravel After 10 Years
By Paul Evans He might be more used to driving a 40-year old historic-spec Escort on gravel rallies, but that’s not going to stop Jason Pritchard going for glory when he contests his first forestry rally for 10 years in a four-wheel drive car on the Nicky Grist Stages (Saturday 9... Read More
By Paul Evans “Some points are better than none.” It’s a horrible last resort, let’s try to be positive, sporting phrase that’s pulled from the bottom drawer when realistically all hope is lost. Mathematically it’s possible, but realistically it isn’t. You’re relegated. You’re going to be knocked out. Or in Elfyn Evans’ case, you’re sadly very... Read More
By Simon Gronow The trip over the Severn to Gloucestershire proved to be a good one for Wayne Jones as he took his Darrian T90 GTR to a very comfortable win on the Red Dragon I T Stages Rally. On only his fifth event in the car, Jones and navigator Jonathan Davies... Read More
Matt Edwards stormed to another sensational win on the Plains Rally – setting the fastest time on all 10 stages in his Fiat Abarth 131 to win the ‘National’ 2WD section of the Bala-based event by exactly a minute. The result puts the three-time British rally champion second overall in... Read More