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.
Midfielder Hayley Ladd says Wales are close to their pinnacle of qualifying... Read More
Wales midfielder Hayley Ladd has insisted the team can use tonight’s friendly at home to Estonia as a stepping stone towards qualification for the Euro 2021 finals. There may be no points at stake at Wrexham’s Racecourse Ground, but Ladd believes the game will form part of the squad’s vital... Read More
Jayne Ludlow has insisted she was pleased with her team’s display despite a 2-0 defeat for Wales against Italy ahead of UEFA Women’s Euro 21 qualifiers later this year. In tricky snowy conditions, Wales went down to a loss in Cesena where the kick-off was brought forward by two hours... Read More
Hayley Ladd struck gold for Wales women in their World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan at Cardiff City Stadium. Ladd, who plays for Birmingham City, scored the winner from a free-kick after 83 minutes. Wales, unbeaten and top of their group after three matches, dominated the match against a Kazakhstan team who were... Read More
Jess Fishlock returns to... Read More