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Wales Golf Festival Sets New Record

A record turnout in the disability event and two Anglesey golfers winning the chance to play at St Andrew’s in the week of the 150th Open Championship were the highlights of the Wales Golf Festival. Dion Lewis and Wyn Thomas of Baron Hill Golf Club won through in the R&A 9-Hole Challenge, with the remarkable prize taking them the to Home of Golf next month to represent Wales in the finals against players from England, Scotland, Ireland Australia and New Zealand.

History Shows, Wales Can Beat South Africa . . . But Earning Their Respect Is Something Else

There have been some seriously dark times in the rich, turbulent history that is Welsh rugby. You only have to recall the countless thrashings by New Zealand - some of which are too painful to remember without feeling embarrassed - but South Africa dished out the worst beating on June 27, 1998. In the last passage of play, replacement Springbok hooker Naka Drotske dropped a pass near the try line, which saved Wales from the humiliation of having 100 points scored against them.

Toby Booth Insists Ospreys Are "Excited" By The Toughest European Draw Possible

Ospreys head coach Toby Booth insists he is looking forward to his team testing themselves against the best after their daunting draw for next season’s Heineken Champions Cup. The region’s reward for winning the Welsh Shield in the URC is a Heineken Champions Cup draw against French champions Montpellier and English champions Leicester Tigers. The draws for both the Champions Cup and the European Challenge Cup were made in Dublin, venue for both finals on 19 and 20 May next year, and included for the first time five teams from South Africa.

Gemma Grainger Insists Wales Are Locked And Loaded For World Cup Shoot-Out, Even Though They Fired Blanks In Spain

Gemma Grainger insisted Wales had taken some plus points from their draw with New Zealand in Spain, even if they came away with no goals. The Wales manager watched her team draw 0-0 in a friendly in Pinatar in their last game before their crucial World Cup qualifiers in September. Grainger’s squad are continuing preparations ahead of the final two qualifiers against Greece and Slovenia, where victories can guarantee a play-off place for the tournament.

Four Welsh Athletes To Take On The World For GB - Josh Griffiths, Melissa Courtney-Bryant, Jeremiah Azu And Joe Brier

Four Welsh athletes have been named as part of an initial Great Britain team of 64 heading for next month’s World Athletics Championships in Oregon. Melissa Courtney-Bryant, Jeremiah Azu and Joe Brier have joined marathon runner Josh Griffiths, whose selection had already been announced. A further group of athletes have been nominated for selection via a top 32 Road to Oregon qualification position and have been informed.

David Eaton . . . Still The Only Man To Win A Gymnastics Medal For Wales At A Commonwealth Games

David Eaton set himself the goal of competing for Wales at the Commonwealth Games when he was 13 years old. It was the summer of 1994 and he was sat in front of the television at his grandparents’ house in North Wales. It was a goal the gymnast would go on to achieve – and a lot more besides.

Tomas Francis Is Fit And Raring To Go Says Stephen Jones . . . As Wales Stars Settle In To Their New Surroundings

Sophie Ingle Admits She Is More Than A Little Bit Envious Of Her Chelsea Teammates . . . As Wales Prepare For World Cup Crunch Time

Just Listen . . . Dragons Chairman David Buttress Insists Rebrand Is About Reflecting How Fans Feel

Dragons chairman David Buttress – the man who launched Just Eat in the UK – reckons he has just listened. Buttress insists he took soundings from Dragons supporters as part of an exhaustive 10-month process surrounding the identity of the Gwent regional side. A new club crest, name and slogan was officially unveiled for the first time at Rodney Parade with the club now being known as Dragons RFC.

Adele Nicholl And Bethan Davies Produce Golden Double . . . As Welsh Athletics Roars In UK Athletics Championship

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The New King . . . World Record For Longest Goal Set To Go To Newport County Keeper Tom

Newport County goalkeeper Tom King could be about to enter football’s record books after his incredible goal at Cheltenham. King scored directly from a goal-kick in the 1-1 draw at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium on Tuesday night – an estimated 95-metre yard effort that could smash the current record held by... Read More

Fred Davies . . . The Cardiff City Goalkeeper Who Used A Bluebirds Hat-Trick To Launch Managerial Success

Fred Davies - who died last week at the age of 81 - was a former Cardiff City goalkeeper, who claimed a notable hat-trick for the club. He also crossed the great divide to join the coaching staff at Swansea City, but then enjoyed success as a manager in his... Read More

Cardiff City's Alex Smithies . . . On Keeping Clean Sheets And A Strong Mind As The Goalmouth Stays Empty

Alex Smithies has gone 10 weeks without conceding a goal but these are still testing times for goalkeepers – locked down with nothing to keep at bay except their own frustrations - as the Cardiff City keeper told Graham Thomas. Like all goalkeepers, Cardiff City’s Alex Smithies is used to... Read More

City First Team Trio Joe, Curtis And Omar Called Up for Bluebirds' Development Team Against Millwall

Professional Under-23 Development League Cardiff City 2, Millwall 1 Goalkeeper Joe Day, Curtis Nelson and Omar Bogle were first team players named in Cardiff City’s under-23 starting line-up against Kevin Nugent’s Millwall. Former Bluebirds centre-forward is an Academy coach at Millwall and was in charge of their team at the Cardiff Sports Campus. Day,... Read More

Teenage Goalkeeper Scott Helps Out Injury Hit Martyrs

Teenage Swansea City goalkeeper Scott Reed helped out Merthyr Town in their 3-1 EvoStik Southern League defeat against Poole Town in Dorset. The Martyrs were left without a goalkeeper when Lewis Webb was injured during their home defeat against Dorchester Town with outfield player Cavan Williams taking over. Defender Matthew Harris and... Read More

Bluebirds Sign Spanish Midfield Player On Deadline Day

Cardiff City have signed Spanish midfield player Victor Camarasa on a season-long loan from Real Betis. Manager Neil Warnock has been working to strengthen his squad ahead of Cardiff’s opening Premier League match on Saturday and he badly needed extra competition in central midfield. The 24-year-old came through Valencia’s academy before joining... Read More
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