Wales may be about to have their first shot at World Cup glory in 64 years, but manager Robert Page, is already looking to a future built around the likes of Bennan Johnson. As Page prepares for the do-or-die play-off against either Scotland or Ukraine, he also has a mind on the younger generation. The caretaker boss - whose own deal with Wales only runs as far as the end of the World Cup campaign - has heaped praise on fit-again Kieffer Moore, and believes he can bring something different to the team, but has stressed the importance of preparing the younger players in the squad for the future of Welsh football.
"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 Telford this weekend, followed a fortnight later by the Welsh Championships in Cardiff.
No sport was hit harder by the Covid pandemic than horse racing, where empty courses and cancelled meetings are estimated to have cost £450 million in lost income. But Kevin Hire – the recently appointed general manager at Ffos Las Racecourse - reckons the sport is fighting back and has... Read More
Jockey Ben Jones has admitted he only knew he had reached 100 career wins because his father Dai told him! Jones Jnr recently celebrated the career milestone when he rode Beau Haze to victory at Chepstow to give him his 37th win of the season. But the 22-year-old might not... Read More
By Paul Jones If Jonathan Davies was not required for duty by Wales against England this Saturday, then he might well have been making plans to visit Chepstow. After all, that would have allowed the Scarlets, Wales and British and Irish Lions player to indulge in his two favourite sporting passions –... Read More
Dai Burchell is riding into the sunset, but not before one of Welsh horse racing’s greatest characters has dispensed some advice for those left behind. The legendary trainer – who will turn 85 on February 4 – can hardly be described as moving gently into retirement, either. At Fakenham the... Read More
Legendary Welsh trainer Dai Burchell was honoured by Chepstow Racecourse on Thursday when they ran the Happy Retirement Dai Burchell Novices Hurdle. The fifth race of the day was titled after 84-year-old Burchell, in recognition of his decision to retire in February by which time he will have turned 85.... Read More
Coral Welsh Grand National Still Standing . . . But Native River Will Bid For Repeat In Front Of Silent Grandstands
The Welsh Grand National will be the only event still standing after a combination of Covid and new restrictions wiped out professional sport in Wales over the festive period. The Chepstow race meeting – Welsh racing’s showpiece event of the year – will go ahead on Monday, but behind closed... Read More