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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 Trainer Trio Saddle Bangor-on-Dee Winners

Welsh trainers Phil Dando, Tim Vaughan  and Dai Rees all saddled winners at Bangor-on-Dee (writes Brian Lee). Dando, who trains at Peterston-super-Ely, took the Broxton Gates Handicap Hurdle with his home bred Driftwood Haze which scored by half-a-length from bottom weighted Samson's Reach, ridden by James Bowen. Driftwood Haze, a 5-1 chance, was... Read More

Connor Earns Sixth Winner In Prolific Spell Of Success

Welshman Connor Brace, a 7lb claiming jockey attached to Fergal O'Brien's Cotswold yard, has been in cracking form (writes Brian Lee).  He won the opening Juvenile Hurdle on 14-1 outsider Phoenican Star for O'Brien at Stratford.  Star was Connor's sixth winner since the end of last month, having won  at meetings all... Read More

Musselburgh Racing Winner Tim Vaughan's Cheltenham Festival Preview Evening At Barry West End Club

Landsman, trained by Aberthin's Tim Vaughan and ridden by stable jockey Alan Johns, landed the maiden hurdle at far flung Musselburgh. His backers had little to fear as the strongly fancied six-year-old  came home 12 lengths ahead of Animore ridden by Ross Chapman. Vale of Glamorgan trainer Vaughan, his stable jockey Alan... Read More

Vale Trainer Vaughan Lands Winning Treble Chance

Have horses will travel seems to be the motto of Aberthin trainer Tim Vaughan (writes Brian Lee). He sent two horses on a 760-miles round-trip to Kelso in Scotland and landed a Sunday winner. Vaughan then secured a first place at Ffos Las on Monday, Briac taking the honours, and on Tuesday... Read More

'LooksnowtlikeBrian' Wins For Tim In Carlisle

Have horses will travel is the motto of Vale of Glamorgan trainer Tim Vaughan (says Brian Lee).. At far flung Carlisle his seven-year-old LooksnowtlikeBrian, a winner of its only race this season, landed the £15,640 Cumberland Handicap Chase when coming home 10 lengths ahead of  Bako De La Saulaie. The 4-1 favourite in... Read More

Welshman Simon Takes Lead Role At Ffos Las Races

dai-sport’s horse racing column - by Brian Lee Welshman Simon Rowlands has been appointed general manager at the Ffos Las racecourse near Llanelli. Rowlands, from Bargoed, moves from the Chepstow course to Ffos Las and will take up the reins for his new role in November. Both Welsh courses are owned by the... Read More
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