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.
Guinness Pro 14
John Mulvihill is demanding his Cardiff Blues team start the new rugby season in the same way they ended the current one.The Blues coach saw his region end a fractured, disrupted campaign by overcoming the Ospreys 29-20 at borrowed Rodney Parade in their final match of the Guinness Pro 14... Read More
Glenn Delaney is hoping his Celtic cousins can do him a favour by opening the door for the Scarlets to the Guinness Pro 14 play-offs. The Scarlets coach watched his team subdue and then dismantle the Dragons at Rodney Parade to earn a six-try, 42-20 victory on Saturday. The result... Read More
Ken Owens will have cause for a double celebration today when he leads out the Scarlets at Rodney Parade in their final game of the regular season in this extraordinary Guinness PRO14 campaign. Firstly, it will be the first time he has led his side since confirmation he would soon... Read More
John Mulvihill Must Hope His Head Clears Quickly After Scarlets Leave Cardiff Blues With Scrambled Senses
“He must have taken a knock to the head, mate,” was the blunt assessment made by John Mulvihill of the rugby writer who suggested Cardiff Blues were now the weakest of Wales’ four regions. That was 48 hours before the re-start of the Guinness Pro 14, but having conceded five... Read More
Dean Ryan expects the Ospreys to be pumped up and firing as they step on to the field on Sunday for their first game under new head coach Toby Booth. The Dragons boss has banished any thoughts in his camp about the game being a meaningless exercise for the home... Read More
Jamie Roberts’ positive test for coronavirus has thrown both of this weekend’s Welsh derbies into doubt. The Dragons confirmed on Tuesday evening that their marquee signing and former Wales and Lions centre had tested positive for the virus. That puts paid to any debut for the 33-year-old centre for his... Read More