Seventy two of the best young golfers in Wales took part in the PING Welsh Junior Tour Finals at Tredegar Park, with winners coming from all round Wales. Bleddyn Holgate, from Cilgwyn in West Wales, won the Under 14 category Order of Merit, with Geraint Barnes, Llantrisant and Pontyclun, taking the honours on the day with an impressive 44 points, along with third place overall.
BUCS Super Rugby is set to return with a bang this week with the opening two rounds featuring two classic Welsh derbies. Wednesday night will see Swansea University host last season’s semi-finalists Cardiff Met at St Helen’s. A week later it will be the battle of the Welsh capital institutions, when Cardiff Met host Cardiff University at the Arms Park.
Wales are planning talks with Los Angeles FC to make sure Gareth Bale is in peak condition for the World Cup. Skipper Bale completed 90 minutes for the first time in over 12 months on Sunday as Wales suffered relegation from the top tier of the Nations League by losing 1-0 to Poland in Cardiff. The former Real Madrid star almost equalised in stoppage time when his header struck the crossbar.
Wales Physical Disability Rugby League head coach Craig Fisher says his squad is ready to make its mark at the upcoming PDRL World Cup. Fisher has named a 15-player squad for the tournament which takes place in Warrington from Sunday 23 October.
Dai Flanagan insists Dragons players need to enjoy the company of their coaches as he looked forward to the rest of the season in charge at the region, following the sidelining of Dean Ryan. Although the Dragons have yet to confirm the departure of director of rugby Ryan, it is expected to be announced this week after the agreement of a financial settlement. It means head coach Flanagan will step up to be the man in charge and he has vowed to create a healthy environment, building on the feelgood factor of Sunday’s 23-17 victory over Munster.
Ben Pritchard plans on using his bronze medal at the World Rowing Championships as a springboard to the Paris Olympics in 2014. The Welsh rowing ace's first world medal in the PR1 Men's single sculls added to the bronze he won at the Europeans in Munich in July.
Non Stanford Bows Out Noisily . . . As She Shocks Herself To Become European Champion In Final International Race
Non Stanford has admitted she surprised herself when she brought the curtain down on her brilliant international triathlon career by becoming European champion. Wales’ biggest name in the sport went out in a blaze of glory at the weekend, by finishing first at Munich’s multi-sports European Championships. A full nine... Read More
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... Read More
By Carl Field Poppy Stickler will make her senior bow for Great Britain next week after earning selection for the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup series event in Koper, Slovenia. It’s part of a big week coming up for the women’s artistic gymnast, who is in her first year as a... Read More
Elizabeth Popova And Gemma Frizelle Are Hoping To Impress At The World Cup Series . . . As Commonwealth Games Selection Edges Ever Closer
By Carl Field Welsh rhythmic gymnasts and Birmingham 2022 contenders Elizabeth Popova and Gemma Frizelle will represent Great Britain across Europe this month. Carmarthen-born Popova, who is in her first year as a senior and doesn’t turn 16 until the end of November, will this weekend be competing in the FIG Rhythmic... Read More
By Owen Morgan Two of Wales’ most successful athletes have been selected to represent Great Britain at next month’s World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships in Muscat. Heather Lewis and Bethan Davies have dominated women’s race walking in Britain for a number of years. Last weekend, Lewis won the 10,000m title at the... Read More
Olympic champion Matt Richards has been backed to start fine-tuning his season for next year’s Commonwealth Games after being named in the Great Britain swimming squad for the World Short Course Championships. Richards will be joined by another Welsh Olympic finalist, Dan Jervis, for the championships in Abu Dhabi in... Read More