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Wales Boss Rhian Wilkinson Calls For More Injury Research After Losing Elise Hughes

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Wales boss Rhian Wilkinson has welcomed the “science” to understand why so many female footballers suffer anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries after losing Elise Hughes for the rest of the UEFA Euro 2025 qualifying campaign. Hughes was top Crystal Palace scorer with 16 goals in 21 games as the Eagles secured promotion to the Women’s Super League by winning the Championship title.

Gareth Bale Says New Real Madrid Hero Jude Bellingham Can Be World’s Best

Jude Bellingham Real Madrid
Former Wales talisman Gareth Bale believes Jude Bellingham would be in a strong position to win the Ballon d’Or by inspiring England to Euro 2024 glory. No Englishman has won the honour as best player in the world since Michael Owen’s success in 2001, but Bellingham’s remarkable impact at Bale’s former club Real Madrid has put him top of the contenders alongside club colleague Vinicius Junior.

David Iles Is All Smiles After Deri Bury Hirwaun

Mid District Cup Final - Div 5 Hirwaun RFC v Deri RFC Mandatory Credit ©ReplayImages/Mike Jones 1
Those were the words of Deri coach David Iles after watching his side add the Worthington’s Mid District Division Five Cup to make it a league and cup double and cap a tremendous season. Tom Elliott was the star of the show with a 30-point personal haul to steer his side to a comfortable 40-12 victory over Hirwaun in their final showdown at Sardis Road.

James Ledger Focused On Paris Paralympics And GB Glory

James Ledger
James Ledger has gone from someone who worried sport might not be for him, to an athlete aiming to be wearing a GB vest at the Paris Paralympics this summer. The transformation for the 100m sprinter - who is visually impaired - has not been without hard work and the occasional road block, but he would recommend it to anyone.

Wattstown Are Kings Of The Rhondda After Cup Triumph Over Penygraig

Mid District Cup Final - Div 3 Penygraig RFC v Wattstown RFC 1
Wattstown bagged the Rhondda derby bragging rights as they defeated 14-man Penygraig, 41-13, to lift the Worthington’s Mid District Division Three Cup at Sardis Road. Penygraig had won both league meetings between the rival clubs in Division Three East Central this season, but this time it was the Ducks who came out on top.

Countdown To Paris – 100 Days To Go To The Paralympic Games For David Smith

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DAVID Smith admits it will be a tough task to become a triple individual Paralympic champion, but believes he is on track with 100 days to go to Paris. Great Britain’s three-time gold medal winner – he also picked up a team gold at his first Games in Beijing in 2008 – will be chasing a hat-trick of successive individual BC1 titles at the Games in France this summer.

Ferndale The Formidable Earn Epic Double With Win Over Tonyrefail

Tonyrefail RFC v Ferndale RFC
Ferndale ended their season by picking up another piece of silverware as they defeated Tonyrefail in their Rhondda derby at Sardis Road to lift the Worthington’s Mid District Division Four Cup. The two sides had both beaten each other once in Division Four East Central this season, where Tonyrefail finished second and earned promotion while Ferndale finished third.

Mason Crane Praised After Lifting Glamorgan Close To Unlikely Win

Mason Crane Glamorgan cricket
Glamorgan coach Grant Bradburn believes his team can take much from their narrow home Vitality County Championship defeat to Middlesex. The visitors secured a two-wicket victory at Sophia Gardens with Mark Stoneman top-scoring in a win that came right down to the last few overs on the fourth day.

Anna Hursey Finds Top Form On The Road To Paris Olympics

Anna Hursey table tennis
Anna Hursey believes she produced some of the best form of her career to qualify for the table tennis women’s singles at this year’s Olympic Games. The teenager became the first Great Britain player to book a place for Paris and will also become the first Welsh player to play at an Olympics after coming through the European singles qualification tournament in Sarajevo at the weekend.

Rob Edwards Admits Relegated Luton Missed Wales Star Tom Lockyer

Rob Edwards Luton
Rob Edwards admitted the doubters were right about Luton after they were relegated from the Premier League following a final-day 4-2 defeat to Fulham at Kenilworth Road. Adama Traore opened the scoring for the Cottagers with Raul Jimenez on target twice and Harry Wilson rounding things off midway through the second half. Carlton Morris (penalty) and Alfie Doughty scored to make it 1-1 and 2-3, but the visitors had too much.

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Welsh No.1 Joel Makin Hits Back At Former Coach Rob Owen's Claims

Joel Makin has got involved in a war of words with his former coach Rob Owen over whether Wales’ top-ranked squash player was right to end their partnership. Makin – currently world number 11 – has hit back at claims by Englishman Owen that his former charge made a big... Read More

Joel Makin Makes History By Winning Silver In The Men's Singles Event . . . And He Hopes His Performances Can Help The Next Generation Believe

By Harry Corish Joel Makin made history, becoming the first Welsh person to reach the squash final at the Commonwealth Games.  Makin was defeated 3-2 against world number two Paul Coll from New Zealand. Makin went 4-0 up in the first set of the match. The 27-year-old from Abadere was clearly in... Read More

Tesni Evans Bids For World Championships Shock By Ending It For "The Terminator" Nouran Gohar

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

Arch Way To The Future . . . Archie Turnbull Wants To Be Welsh Squash's Next Joel Makin

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

Top Rank Manc . . . Joel Makin Title Win Proves Welshman Now Belongs At Very Highest Level

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

Welsh Star Joel Makin Stays At No.8 In Latest World Rankings

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
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