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.
In a little over three months, Wales’ men’s artistic gymnasts will be aiming to write their names into the history books at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. They will bid to do something no Welsh men’s team have ever done at a previous Games: win a team medal. The... Read More
Road To Birmingham 2022: Brinn Bevan Among Welsh Medal Winners At 2022 Artistic Gymnastics British Championships
By Carl Field Rio Olympian Brinn Bevan was among the medal winners at the 2022 Artistic British Championships in Liverpool over the weekend. His bronze in the senior men’s parallel bars competition on Sunday was one of 20 medals won by Welsh gymnasts in the various categories across four action-packed days of competition at... Read More
Emil Barber is looking to take the momentum gained from his performances at the Welsh Artistic Championships into the upcoming British Championships in Liverpool. The 21-year-old Swansea artistic gymnast finished third in the men’s senior all-around event at the Welsh event in Cardiff at the end of last month, as... Read More
By Carl Field Benjamin Eyre and Jea Maracha were crowned as the new senior all-around champions at the Welsh Artistic Gymnastics Championships staged in Cardiff over the weekend. For 23-year-old Eyre, the triumph marks his second Welsh men’s title and comes six years on from his first. He won with an all-around... Read More
Seven Gymnasts Including 2016 Olympian Brinn Bevan Named In Wales Squad For Home Northern European Championships
By Carl Field Seven artistic gymnasts have been selected to represent Wales at the Northern Europeans in Cardiff next month. Men’s National Coach Peter Haysham has named a full team of six – up from five when the event was last held in 2019 – and includes four of the team who... Read More
By Carl Field Some of Britain’s biggest names in men’s artistic gymnastics will descend on Cardiff this weekend to compete in the 2021 Men’s British Championships. Rio 2016 Olympian Brinn Bevan (South Essex) headlines the Welsh contingent looking to make their mark on this year’s championships, which are being staged at the... Read More