Lauren Williams returned to competition after Tokyo 2020 with a gold medal winning performance at the Dutch Open in Eindhoven. Williams, who marked her Olympic debut in Japan with a superb silver medal, stepped up from -67kg to -73kg for her first fight of the Paris 2024 cycle. “Tactically, it was a lot different,” said the Welsh star. “The girls weren’t as quick and as intense as I am used to.
Lewis Prosser believes Welsh hockey is on course for a year to savour after he helped Wales men’s team qualify for the World Cup for the first time. Not only did Prosser set a new record mark of 159 caps for his country last weekend, when he made his 159th appearance, but he guided his team to the tournament finals in India, which take place at the start of 2023. The unparalleled achievement means Wales can look forward to a bumper few months of elite hockey competition with the Eurohockey Championships, the Commonwealth Games and the World Cup all in the space of less than a year.
Sophie Ingle has admitted not so long ago she would never have believed Wales could stand on the threshold of a record crowd by means of a fixture against Estonia. But that is exactly where Wales are poised to be for Tuesday night’s qualifier for the Women’s World Cup which is taking place at the Cardiff City Stadium. The Football Association of Wales are confident that the current highest attendance for a Wales women’s international match – the 5,052 who saw Wales play England at Rodney Parade in 2018 – will be eclipsed.
Two Welsh endurance athletes were in national record breaking form in Yorkshire over the weekend. On Saturday, race walker Bethan Davies set a new British 35k record in Leeds, while Sunday saw Charlotte Arter break the 37-year-old Welsh 10k record in the same city.
Jason Pritchard has won the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship title for a third time in a row after scoring maximum points on the final round, the Ford Parts Cheviot Stages Rally.
Of all the strange revelations given to Cardiff City supporters groups last weekend in a meeting with chairman Mehmet Dalman, surely the least surprising was that owner Vincent Tan has a preference for “a direct style of football.” Of course, he does. This is a man, lest we forget, who told the players when he met them back in 2016 to “shoot more”. Providing secretly mined data previously unknown to club coaches and analysts throughout European football, the Malaysian billionaire said: “If you shoot 30 times you'll get three goals, 40 times will be four goals, 50 times and you'll get five goals.
Newport County have taken a two-week break from playing League Two football - and manager Michael Flynn hopes that will boost hopes of promotion. Flynn has taken up his option of calling off County’s match at Cheltenham Town on Saturday and he says: “It’s for football reasons. There is no hidden... Read More
There is a massive feelgood factor at Newport County right now. The Exiles could go top of League Two with a win against Carlisle United at home and manager Michael Flynn has signed a new, improved contract. Flynn has attracted strong interest from other clubs, including Lincoln City, but the County... Read More
Miserly Newport County are proud of their League Two defensive record after conceding only six goals in 10 fixtures. Cornishman Scott Bennett, a 28-year-old former Notts County and Exeter defender, was at the heart of County’s back five and was voted man of the match. Only Forest Green Rovers (5) have conceded... Read More
Newport County boss Michael Flynn has challenged his players to put back-to-back wins together to continue their rise up the League Two table after their 2-0 home win over Carlisle United moved them up three places. The FA Cup giant-killers had goals from newcomer Ade Azeez and Padraig Amond to... Read More
Newport County are adamant. Manager Michael Flynn and his staff believe a League Two promotion charge is still possible for their team. The Exiles are 15th, eight points behind seventh-placed Forest Green with a game in hand, and probably need nine wins from their remaining 13 fixtures. “We still have a hell... Read More
Newport County remain focused on earning a place in the League Two play-offs despite their 2-0 defeat at MK Dons. “Never say never until it’s mathematically not possible,” said Flynn. “We have a tough home game next weekend against Carlisle United and we need to win it. “Carlisle have had a great season... Read More