Seven Welsh swimmers have been named in British Swimming's World Class Programme for 2020/21. Georgia Davies (Energy Standard), Calum Jarvis (Bath NC) and Alys Thomas (Swim Swansea) have been named in the Podium programme.
Jarrod Skalde is Cardiff Devils new head coach. The Canadian, 49, will take over the role in the next few months when COVID-19 restrictions allow.
Sophie Ingle believes mighty Chelsea and little Vale Wanderers have been crucial influences in her route to becoming a Welsh centurion. Ingle will win her 100th cap in Oslo tonight when Wales attempt to put a dent in Norway’s leadership of their Euro qualifying group. It is a fittingly significant match for a notable personal milestone. Only Jess Fishlock and Loren Dykes have reached three figures among Wales’ footballers – women or men.
The Welsh Amateur Golf Championships for Men and Ladies have been cancelled for 2020 following the latest lockdown rules in many areas of the country, Wales Golf has announced. The Ladies Amateur Championship was due to be held in Rhuddlan, North Wales this weekend.
Chairman Howard King has revealed that Merthyr Town would have gone bust by November had they started the season playing behind closed doors. The Southern League outfit have taken the decision to suspend playing in the 2021-21 season due to the problems caused by COVID-19.
Swansea City fought back from a goal down to beat South Wales rivals Cardiff City 3-1 in their Professional Under-18 Development League match at Landore. Welsh-born striker James Crole fired the Bluebirds ahead after nine minutes before Josh Thomas, Cameron Congreve and Morgan Clarke scored to earn the Swans victory.
Gareth Bale’s return to Tottenham will spark an immediate impact within Jose Mourinho’s squad, according to Wales manager Ryan Giggs. Bale may have been on the sidelines at his new club as Spurs thrashed Southampton 5-2 at the weekend, but that may be only the start of a more lasting influence according to his international boss. Reflecting on Bale’s loan move from Real Madrid, Giggs said: “It’s a huge boost when you see someone like that walk through the door.
Gerwyn Price produced. a stunning comeback to win the World Series title for the first time in Salzburg. The 35-year-old won seven out of eight legs to beat Rob Cross 11-9 in Austria and extend his winning run to 17 matches.
Tesni Evans and Joel Makin saw their PSA Manchester Open run ended at the quarter-finals. Wales' top duo both went out against higher-seeded opponents after last eight battles.
As anticipated, the Champions League final attracted massive interest with an estimated 60,000 ticketless fans making their way to Madrid last week where Liverpool beat Tottenham. In rugby, though, as Robin Davey notes, few fans are buying battered old cars to drive to Grenoble to watch the Dragons. It’s not... Read More
Tomas Francis will try to deny his Wales teammate Liam Williams the perfect season when they clash in the Gallagher Premiership final next weekend. The Exeter Chiefs prop will face the Saracens full-back at Twickenham in the showpiece of the English season after both came through their respective semi-finals. Williams... Read More
Dan Biggar aims to thrive again under the big match spotlight on Saturday - the type of opportunity he admits were starting to pass him by at the Ospreys. The Wales fly-half may have played a significant part in securing the Six Nations Grand Slam this season, but his club’s... Read More
Liam Williams is on course to become the first Welshman to win the ultimate Triple Crown of Grand Slam, European Champions Cup and domestic league title. The Wales full-back – already a Six Nations winner – scored two tries as his Saracens team thrashed Glasgow 56-27 at the weekend to... Read More
Who would have thought it? Leinster start their Guinness Pro 14 campaign by leaving out some of their best Irish players? Well, Robin Davey, for one, who argues that the league is compromised even if does look after its Test players far better than its rival across the border. The new... Read More