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.
Olympic year will well and truly get underway with a top quality Welsh Senior Indoor Athletics Championships in Cardiff on Saturday. Sixteen reigning Welsh champions, a host of Commonwealth Games internationals and a sprinkling of Olympians and world championships competitors will be among more than 350 athletes going head-to-head at... Read More
Cardiff Athletics have secured a highly respectable fourth place finish in their first season back in the UK Women's Athletics League. Up against some of the powerhouses of British women's athletics, the Cardiff team gained a mid-table finish after placing fourth in the final match of the season in Birmingham... Read More
Just five minutes on the telephone with Sharon Heveran and you understand how she has led Cardiff AC's women’s team from the depths of the domestic league structure to its pinnacle in just four years. Ten minutes on the phone and you understand why she is confident the team will... Read More
Bethan Rees Wins National Title . . . Jumps In A Car . . . Drives 120 Miles . . . Wins Another . . . Easy.
Welsh javelin thrower Bethan Rees completed a remarkable double on Friday as she won two national titles at events held 120 miles apart. At noon, Rees started competing in the javelin at the English Schools’ Championship at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. After clinching the title with a throw of 47... Read More
Over 50 athletes at the Commonwealth Games, a record-breaking Winter Olympian, a constant flow of... Read More