Barry Town United manager Gavin Chesterfield is expecting Sam Bowen to make a big impact at the club this season. The Barry boss handed a debut to Bowen – the son of former Swansea , Birmingham and Cardiff City player Jason Bowen – in last weekend’s goalless draw at home to Cymru Premier champions Connah's Quay Nomads. The 19-year-old midfielder, who joined on loan from Cardiff, made an impressive first showing according to Chesterfield, who said: “I was delighted with him.
Adi Yussuf, Wrexham’s Tanzanian international, is on an FA Cup mission this weekend and the striker has special opponents in his sights. The Dragons have been drawn against Yussuf’s former club Solihull Moors away in the Emirates FA Cup fourth qualifying round.
Mason Jones has become the latest Welshman to join the UFC after earning a four-fight deal. The Blaenavon fighter called for his chance in MMA's premier series after becoming a Cage Warriors two-weight champ in September.
Jay Harris was made to battle all the way as he made a winning return to the ring in the MTK fight night. The Swansea fighter said he was 'buzzed' after a stinging left-hook from Marcel Braithwaite in the fourth round rocked him to his roots.
Shooter Amy Clinton has re-signed for Celtic Dragons for the Vitality Netball Superleague season. The former England U21 player, who joined from Loughborough Lightning last season, appeared in all three of the 2020 games before the COVID-19 suspension.
Gareth Bale has been warned he may have to get used to an uncomfortable subs’ bench as often as a “beautiful chair” at Tottenham. The suggestion was made by Spurs manager Jose Mourinho in the wake of Bale’s second debut for the club following his loan move from Real Madrid. Mourinho did not think the introduction of the Wales captain was the catalyst for his side’s late capitulation against West Ham.
Two Welshmen will be on the start line when the Vuelta a Espana begins on Tuesday in Irun near Bibao. Steve Williams and Scott Davies will both be riding for Team Bahrain McLaren, but for Williams just competing in a three-week Grand Tour has already been a major accomplishment and testament to teamwork, as he tells Owen Morgan. World Tour team cyclist Stevie Williams benefitted from a career-saving collaboration between Sport Wales and his Team Bahrain McLaren outfit which has helped him return from a long-term injury. One of Britain's most promising young riders, Williams' career had been put on hold for 18-months by a mystery knee problem shortly after signing for Team Bahrain McLaren - one of the sport's top teams.
Chaz Davies signed off with Aruba.it Racing Ducati by storming to victory in the final World Superbikes race of the season in Estoril. The Knighton-born rider admitted there were tears on the grid before the start on the Portuguese track.
Tomas Francis will have more medals in mind this week as he prepares for a possible Heineken Champions Cup and English Premiership double with Exeter Chiefs. The Wales tight head prop will be missing from the international warm-up match with France in Paris this weekend because of club commitments. The Chiefs meet Wasps at Twickenham in what will be their fifth successive Premiership final.
Neil Harris says Cardiff City have established a foothold in the Championship after Sheyi Ojo's first goal sealed a 1-0 victory at Preston. The victory lifted the Bluebirds up to 12th with seven points from five games - all their points coming away from home.
Welsh rugby finally returns next weekend when the four regions resume action in the Guinness Pro 14. The Scarlets face the Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys host the Dragons, with some familiar faces on show. But for Scarlets' new scrum coach Ben Franks, this will be a new experience with... Read More
Matthew Jones was a Premier League teenager with the world at his feet. He packed a lot into six years, but a career-ending back injury brought desperation, depression, uncertainty, but finally fulfilment through coaching. Newly appointed in charge of Wales U18s, he tells Owen Morgan about growing up, growing wise,... Read More
Coaching Guru James Thie . . . On Work-Outs, Kids, And Avoiding The Loneliness Of The Lost Distance Runner
James Thie is a busy man – even when he’s locked down. The former top four world ranked 1500m runner, now the power behind athletics at Cardiff Met, is keeping his own wheels turning, as well as those of plenty of others, as he told Owen Morgan. Athletics has played... Read More
Exclusive By Owen Morgan Welsh athletes may currently be sidelined under lockdown, but in just over two years they may be facing the busiest schedule the highest level of the sport has ever witnessed. Welsh coach James Thie says athletes will have decisions to make with the World Athletics Championships,... Read More
Tributes have been pouring in for one of the unsung heroes of Welsh rugby, Leighton Davies, the former head coach and long standing PE lecturer at Cardiff College of Education who has died, aged 83. Rob Cole outlines Davies’s influence in Wales. One of the most influential and important coaches... Read More
Mike Ruddock could extend a month-long stint as a consultant to the Ospreys, but he is unlikely to fill the vacant head coach role at the region. The former Wales Grand Slam-winning coach starts work this morning at the troubled region, where he has agreed to oversee a review of... Read More