It’s the first senior Welsh derby of the season on Sunday, when Cardiff City Women host Swansea City Ladies at Leckwith Stadium. It’s 40 miles between the cities but that’s nothing for Swansea midfielder Emma Beynon, who’s clocked up far more than that this week as she tells Graham Thomas. Emma Beynon is the postwoman who plans to deliver a first class victory for Swansea City in Sunday’s derby against Cardiff. The 24-year-old – who walks 10 miles every day delivering the mail – already has the stamp of approval from her teammates after being voted players’ player of the year for the Welsh champions.
Marlon Pack says striker Kieffer Moore is not just a big lump but still wants his Cardiff City team-mate to bash up opponents. The £2million summer signing opened his Bluebirds account with a double in the 2-0 Championship victory at Nottingham Forest last weekend.
Welsh cricket has never known a summer like it and those involved are praying that next season is a whole new ball game. Neyland Cricket Club were just one club that had to get used to a very different world, as Tom Pritchard reports. Very few cricketers in Wales, myself included, would have expected to put the whites on this summer after the pandemic appeared to have put paid to any chances of leather on willow. However, at the beginning of July, it was announced that recreational cricket could return, albeit with a number of new, strict measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of those involved.
The Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales at Newport will stage the first round of the inaugural UCI Track Cycling Nations’ Cup. The event - which will take place from 22-25 April 2021 - will be the first elite-level international track cycling event to be held at the since velodrome since 2013.
Geraint Thomas just missed out on a medal as he blasted to fourth place at the UCI World Time Trial Championships at Imola in Italy. The Cardiff-born rider missed out on the bronze on his debut for the GB team in the TT at the championship by just eight seconds.
Swansea Hockey club will carve another niche in their history on Saturday when the women play their first home game in the Investec Women's Premier Division. The club are the first Welsh side to play in the elite league and the visit of Holcombe HC to the King George VI Playing Fields will see another first with the game being streamed live.
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney - the Hollywood superstars supposedly set to sprinkle stardust on Wrexham - are already putting the club on the map and earning them new fans. The Racecourse outfit – who play in the fifth tier of the English system – say the shock news the A-listers are set to invest has come as no surprise to them as they have a very down-to-earth approach. Wrexham revealed the news on Wednesday and it is understood any takeover could see £2million pumped into the club.
Gareth Bale has said he coped with his Real Madrid nightmare by learning not to take criticism too personally. The Wales captain has revealed his coping strategy during his frustrating final few months in Spain – during which time he became a target for anger and derision among some sections of the club’s supporters and Spanish media – by shrugging his shoulders and smiling on through. Bale joined Tottenham Hotspur on a season-long loan earlier this month seven years after having departed north London for a then world-record transfer fee.
Four Welsh endurance runners are included on a list of British athletes offered funding from London Marathon Events (LME) for the 2020 season. Cardiff Athletics club members Jake Heyward, Charlotte Arter and Jenny Nesbitt are joined by Natasha Cockram, of the Micky Morris Racing on the 30-strong list. The athlete... Read More
Charlotte Arter is reaping the rewards of her decision to take a break from her day job to concentrate full-time on her athletics career. Last autumn, the Wales and Great Britain international decided to take a one year break from her post as a performance sport officer at Cardiff University.... Read More
The muddy cross country trails of Llandaff Fields may not quite have been the green, green grass of home for Mike Ward, but the Cardiff-born runner was delighted to be back on home soil last Saturday. The Cardiff AC athlete, who is back in Britain after spending the past five... Read More
Cardiff Athletic Club women’s team finished first at the English National Combined Autumn Road Relays in Birmingham at the weekend. Although teams from outside England were allowed to compete in this year's event, they could not win championship medals, meaning the second placed Tonbridge AC team picked up gold. However,... Read More
Cardiff AC sealed a senior race double at the 52nd Welsh Road Relay Championships on Sunday. The event returned to Pembrey Country Park near Llanelli, hosting a trial trace for the ERRA National Road Relays for the first time, and with competitors enjoying far better weather conditions than when torrential rain blighted the... Read More
The 52nd edition of the Welsh Road Relay Championships will take place at Pembrey Country Park on Sunday. Athletes will be hoping for kinder weather conditions than they experienced 12 months ago when heavy rain battered the picturesque coastal park. Swansea Harriers dominated on that occasion taking both senior race victories.... Read More