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.
Tesni Evans faces the biggest task in women’s squash on Tuesday night when takes on world No.1 Nouran Gohar at the World Championships. Welsh No.1 Evans – who is seeded 13 at the tournament in Cairo – has shown good form so far in overcoming Poland’s Karina Tyma and Coline... Read More
Joel Makin has underlined his status as Britain’s No.1 male squash player – and world No.9 – with a stunning win over world No.3 Mohamed Elshorbagy to win the Manchester Open title. But who’s following behind him? It could be 14-year-old Archie Turnbull, who has revealed Makin is his role... Read More
Joel Makin believes he has made another major breakthrough by beating world No.3 Mohamed ElShorbagy to claim the Manchester Open title. Makin – the Welsh and British No.1 and ranked No.9 in the world – earned one of the most impressive victories of his career to overcome his Egyptian opponent,... Read More
By Hannah Blackwell Joel Makin has retained his position as the eighth-best male squash player in the world after the latest global squash rankings. The Welsh star stays comfortably inside the world’s top 10 following his recent runners-up spot at the Squash On Fire Open in Washington. Makin was beaten 3-0 (11-6, 11-5,... Read More
By Lucy Rees Egyptian Tarek Momen has defeated Welshman Joel Makin to reach his first U.S. Open final. Makin beat defending champion, Egyptian Ali Farag, in the quarter-finals but wasn't able to defeat Tarek Momen, battling an 11-9, 5-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-8 victory. Momen said: “He’s unreal, he never gives up, it’s one of... Read More
Joel Makin will go into next week’s British Open boosted by a runners-up spot at the Manchester Open. Wales’ world number 10 – who became the first player from Wales to triumph at the British Nationals two weeks ago – continued his rich vein of current form at the tournament... Read More