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Wales Boss Rhian Wilkinson Calls For More Injury Research After Losing Elise Hughes

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Wales boss Rhian Wilkinson has welcomed the “science” to understand why so many female footballers suffer anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries after losing Elise Hughes for the rest of the UEFA Euro 2025 qualifying campaign. Hughes was top Crystal Palace scorer with 16 goals in 21 games as the Eagles secured promotion to the Women’s Super League by winning the Championship title.

Gareth Bale Says New Real Madrid Hero Jude Bellingham Can Be World’s Best

Jude Bellingham Real Madrid
Former Wales talisman Gareth Bale believes Jude Bellingham would be in a strong position to win the Ballon d’Or by inspiring England to Euro 2024 glory. No Englishman has won the honour as best player in the world since Michael Owen’s success in 2001, but Bellingham’s remarkable impact at Bale’s former club Real Madrid has put him top of the contenders alongside club colleague Vinicius Junior.

David Iles Is All Smiles After Deri Bury Hirwaun

Mid District Cup Final - Div 5 Hirwaun RFC v Deri RFC Mandatory Credit ©ReplayImages/Mike Jones 1
Those were the words of Deri coach David Iles after watching his side add the Worthington’s Mid District Division Five Cup to make it a league and cup double and cap a tremendous season. Tom Elliott was the star of the show with a 30-point personal haul to steer his side to a comfortable 40-12 victory over Hirwaun in their final showdown at Sardis Road.

James Ledger Focused On Paris Paralympics And GB Glory

James Ledger
James Ledger has gone from someone who worried sport might not be for him, to an athlete aiming to be wearing a GB vest at the Paris Paralympics this summer. The transformation for the 100m sprinter - who is visually impaired - has not been without hard work and the occasional road block, but he would recommend it to anyone.

Wattstown Are Kings Of The Rhondda After Cup Triumph Over Penygraig

Mid District Cup Final - Div 3 Penygraig RFC v Wattstown RFC 1
Wattstown bagged the Rhondda derby bragging rights as they defeated 14-man Penygraig, 41-13, to lift the Worthington’s Mid District Division Three Cup at Sardis Road. Penygraig had won both league meetings between the rival clubs in Division Three East Central this season, but this time it was the Ducks who came out on top.

Countdown To Paris – 100 Days To Go To The Paralympic Games For David Smith

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DAVID Smith admits it will be a tough task to become a triple individual Paralympic champion, but believes he is on track with 100 days to go to Paris. Great Britain’s three-time gold medal winner – he also picked up a team gold at his first Games in Beijing in 2008 – will be chasing a hat-trick of successive individual BC1 titles at the Games in France this summer.

Ferndale The Formidable Earn Epic Double With Win Over Tonyrefail

Tonyrefail RFC v Ferndale RFC
Ferndale ended their season by picking up another piece of silverware as they defeated Tonyrefail in their Rhondda derby at Sardis Road to lift the Worthington’s Mid District Division Four Cup. The two sides had both beaten each other once in Division Four East Central this season, where Tonyrefail finished second and earned promotion while Ferndale finished third.

Mason Crane Praised After Lifting Glamorgan Close To Unlikely Win

Mason Crane Glamorgan cricket
Glamorgan coach Grant Bradburn believes his team can take much from their narrow home Vitality County Championship defeat to Middlesex. The visitors secured a two-wicket victory at Sophia Gardens with Mark Stoneman top-scoring in a win that came right down to the last few overs on the fourth day.

Anna Hursey Finds Top Form On The Road To Paris Olympics

Anna Hursey table tennis
Anna Hursey believes she produced some of the best form of her career to qualify for the table tennis women’s singles at this year’s Olympic Games. The teenager became the first Great Britain player to book a place for Paris and will also become the first Welsh player to play at an Olympics after coming through the European singles qualification tournament in Sarajevo at the weekend.

Rob Edwards Admits Relegated Luton Missed Wales Star Tom Lockyer

Rob Edwards Luton
Rob Edwards admitted the doubters were right about Luton after they were relegated from the Premier League following a final-day 4-2 defeat to Fulham at Kenilworth Road. Adama Traore opened the scoring for the Cottagers with Raul Jimenez on target twice and Harry Wilson rounding things off midway through the second half. Carlton Morris (penalty) and Alfie Doughty scored to make it 1-1 and 2-3, but the visitors had too much.

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Team Wales Gymnast Emil Barber Announces Retirement At 23

Wales’ Commonwealth Games star Emil Barber has announced his retirement from gymnastics due to a heart condition. The 23-year-old men’s artistic gymnast from Swansea was part of Team Wales at Birmingham 2022, where he was agonisingly close to bagging bronze in the men’s individual floor final, finishing just outside the... Read More

Britain's Best On Their Way To Cardiff For Welsh Gymnastics Championships

Great Britain’s Artistic World Championship silver medal winning women’s gymnasts are set to top the bill at next month’s Welsh Championships. The 2023 men’s and women’s artistic Welsh Open Championships return to take centre stage at Sport Wales National Centre over the weekend of 11/12 March. And it promises to... Read More

Wales Men's Gymnasts Have Set A High Bar . . . A Commonwealth Games Team Medal

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 Aiming To Prove He's A Cut Above The Rest At British Championships

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

Jea Maracha Takes Welsh Title At Just 16 . . . As Benjamin Eyre Picks Up From Six Years Ago

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
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