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.
Meet Osian Perrin . . . The Welsh Youngster Running (Fast) Into The Future With Olympic Glory On His Mind
He’s one of the most exciting, and busiest, young athletes in Wales – runner, triathlete, Commonwealth Games hopeful, Olympic dream-chaser and still only 18 years old. Osian Perrin is a young man in a hurry. Owen Morgan just about caught up with him. "The summer is made for racing, so... Read More
Ynys Mon women’s manager Karen Williams believes gold and silver secured on home turf can provide a perfect springboard for Anglesey to host the 2025 Island Games. Williams led her team to the final of the women’s football tournament – played at Holyhead on Friday – before they lost 2-1... Read More
A £50,000 fund has been launched today (11 June) to create a permanent memorial to Welsh Formula 1 driver Tom Pryce in his hometown of Denbigh. Launched on what would have been Pryce’s 70th birthday, the money will be used to erect a statue as a lasting memorial to the... Read More
Airbus Broughton have won the Huws Gray Alliance championship and are heading back to the Welsh Premier League. It has been a magnificent season for Airbus and their 4-0 home win against Holywell Town ensured they will be back in the top flight next season. Asa Hamilton, who came through the Airbus... Read More
Pontardawe Town 5, Bodedern Athletic 0 Welsh League Pontardawe Town will play Cefn Albion in the FAW Trophy final next month. That’s a North v South battle which is likely to be played at Latham Park, Newtown or Aberystwyth FC. Pontardawe cruised through their semi-final at Newtown AFC after opponents Bodedern had goalkeeper... Read More
Cardiff-Based STM Face North Walians Cefn Albion In First FAW Trophy Semi-Final At Newtown's Latham Park
dai-sport are covering both of today's FAW Trophy semi-finals. Terry Phillips is at Latham Park, Newtown and match reports will be posted after each tie. Dale Gardiner, a close pal of former Wales and Cardiff City striker Craig Bellamy, is on a football mission in mid-Wales today. Player/manager Gardiner’s STM Sports team,... Read More