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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
Neil Harris Watches Bluebirds' Striker Suffer Injury Again During Comeback Match For Development Team
Bluebirds manager Neil Harris watched striker Isaac Vassell suffer on his return to playing action at Cardiff International Sports Stadium. Vassell, who hasn’t played a first team match since August limped off after 24 minutes of Cardiff’s 3-1 Professional Under-23 Development League win against Watford. Vassell was running onto a Brad Smith... Read More
The young Bluebirds stunned their visitors from Watford with a powerful recovery at the Cardiff International Sports Campus. Cardiff City were 2-0 down with 15 minutes left in the Professional Under-18 Development League, but they battled back to earn a 2-2 draw. Rubin Colwill netted after 75 minutes and then Owen Pritchard... Read More
Harris Clear On Youth Players, Saying: 'We Want Free-flowing Relationship Between Academy And First Team'
Watford (u-23) 1, Cardiff City (u-23) 1 Bluebirds’ manager Neil Harris is determined to give youth a pathway to first team success during 2020. Harris is involved in talks to appoint a new Cardiff City under-23 manager following the departure of Andy Legg, who had been in sole charge since Jarred Harvey... Read More
Watford 0, Cardiff City 0 Former West Brom and Bangor City goalkeeper Matthew Hall was in magnificent form for Cardiff City in their under-23 fixture against Watford away. West Midlands-born Hall, 21, saved a penalty during the goalless draw at Wingate and Finchley FC. Hall made a series of big saves and kept... Read More
Cardiff City maintained their Professional Development Under-18 League title charge with a 3-2 win at Watford. Former Cardiff and Wales striker Craig Bellamy has walked away from his Academy manager’s position on a temporary basis following allegations of bullying, but his players produced a quality performance. ]Bellamy is passionate about his young... Read More
Bring on Jose Mourhino’s Manchester United. The Bluebirds must not fear the challenge posed by the Reds - they are, after all, coming to the home of the Bluebirds. United have spending power, international super stars and a manager who believes he is the best. But they won’t fancy taking on a... Read More