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.
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Neil Harris Watches Bluebirds' Striker Suffer Injury Again During Comeback Match For Development Team
Bluebirds manager Neil Harris watched striker Isaac Vassell suffer on his return to playing action at Cardiff International Sports Stadium. Vassell, who hasn’t played a first team match since August limped off after 24 minutes of Cardiff’s 3-1 Professional Under-23 Development League win against Watford. Vassell was running onto a Brad Smith... Read More
The young Bluebirds stunned their visitors from Watford with a powerful recovery at the Cardiff International Sports Campus. Cardiff City were 2-0 down with 15 minutes left in the Professional Under-18 Development League, but they battled back to earn a 2-2 draw. Rubin Colwill netted after 75 minutes and then Owen Pritchard... Read More
Cardiff City (u-18) 2, Millwall (u-18) 3 Tyrese Briscoe, a 17-year-old striker, scored twice for Millwall in their Professional Under-18 Development League win against Cardiff City at Cardiff International Sports Arena. The young Bluebirds led 2-1 at half-time against PDL South leaders Millwall, but the visitors from London fought back and Briscoe... Read More
Cardiff City 0, Coventry City 1 French striker Max Biamou earned the Sky Blues of Coventry a Professional Under-23 Development League away win at Cardiff International Sports Stadium. The 29-year-old, who has made more than 50 first team appearances for Coventry, took his development league goals tally to eight for the season. Biamou’s... Read More
Cardiff City 1, Charlton Athletic 2 The young Bluebirds suffered a first home defeat of the season in their close-fought Professional Under-18 Development League home match against title- Tough-tackling left-back Sam Parsons, a 18-year-old Wales youth International who has been progressing through the Cardiff City Academy for a decade, scored for the... Read More
The young Bluebirds suffered a first defeat in five Professional Development under-23 League fixtures when they were beaten 3-1 by a strong Crewe Alexandra side. All three Alex goals at Cardiff International Sports Campus were scored within the opening 10 minutes of the game. Coach Jarred Harvey made five changes to the starting... Read More