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.
By Paul Jones New Cardiff City signing Tommy Doyle asked Hamburg to end his loan spell in Germany in order to play more games. The 20-year-old midfielder – who had joined the Bluebirds on loan until the end of the season – has spent the first half of the season in the... Read More
Zoe Backstedt has revealed her first senior cyclocross victory came at a cost – a bad back. The 17-year-old Welsh rider became the youngest winner of a women's elite race at the Ethias Cross cyclocross competition in Essen, Germany. Backstedt – who became junior road race world champion in September... Read More
Wales conceded three late goals as their return to men’s EuroHockey action proved a tough assignment against a ruthless Germany. Coach Danny Newcome saw Wales team beaten 8-1 Amsterdam where the Germans found their straps late on to hit Wales with three goals in the final two minutes. Wales –... Read More
Four Welsh players will help end 550 days of international exile after being named in the Great Britain hockey squads for home games against Germany that start today. Rupert Shipperley and Jacob Draper have been named in the men’s squad to face the Germans in a Pro league fixture this... Read More
Wales have demanded St Pauli release defender James Lawrence for their World Cup qualifier with the Czech Republic – and say they have the support of the German Football Association and FIFA over the issue. Lawrence played in Wales' opening 2022 World Cup qualifier on Wednesday, the 3-1 defeat to... Read More
Cardiff City's own Bob Marley is focused on a Premier League mission – and manager Neil Harris is delighted with his German striker. Robert Glatzel has scored two goals in two Championship matches off the bench and Harris has described him, “as good a finisher as anybody I have worked... Read More