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.
Poppy Stickler will head to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham next month on a high after clinching a stunning silver medal at her first World Challenge Cup appearance. The Cardiff teenager capped a dream week by marking her first FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup appearance with a superb second... Read More
Olympian Brinn Bevan will head a team of 13 gymnasts selected by Wales to compete at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham next month. Bevan – who competed for Great Britain at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016 – will be the most experienced gymnast in the group of... Read More
The Road Is Clear For Joe And Hannah Brier . . . As Brother And Sister Make Birmingham A Family Affair
In Geneva, on Saturday evening, Joe Brier ran the fastest 400m time by a Welshman in 13 years and then showed an equally impressive turn of speed to return to Cardiff by Sunday afternoon. The Swansea Harrier wanted to be back in time to watch his girlfriend run in the... Read More
Welsh world champion Lily Rice has switched sports and will make her Commonwealth Games debut in para swimming in Birmingham later this year. Rice – the 18-year-old renowned for her wheelchair backflips – is already a world champion in women’s wheelchair motorcross. But now she is poised to represent Wales... Read More
Gemma Frizelle bagged herself two medals at the 2022 Rhythmic British Championships in Telford over the weekend as she continues to build towards this summer’s Commonwealth Games. The 24-year-old, who is bidding to secure herself a Team Wales spot for a second successive Games, qualified for three of the four... Read More
"It's what we have been training for and preparing for a long time, so it’s both nerve-wracking and exciting.” Those are the words of Welsh rhythmic gymnast Gemma Frizelle as she and her team-mates prepare for a massive next three weeks. First up is the Rhythmic Gymnastics British Championships in... Read More