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.
The Road Is Clear For Joe And Hannah Brier . . . As Brother And Sister Make Birmingham A Family Affair
In Geneva, on Saturday evening, Joe Brier ran the fastest 400m time by a Welshman in 13 years and then showed an equally impressive turn of speed to return to Cardiff by Sunday afternoon. The Swansea Harrier wanted to be back in time to watch his girlfriend run in the... Read More
With the countdown clock to the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony now below 100 days, Welsh athletes have been competing across the globe in preparation. Some, who have already achieved the nomination standards, are fine-tuning their form and fitness ahead of the games in Birmingham this summer. Others are still chasing... Read More
By Owen Morgan Olympic 400m runner Joe Brier has been included in the Welsh Athletics funding list announced for the 2021-22 season. The coming year is particularly important for Welsh athletes with the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on the horizon next summer. The athletes named will receive a variety of backing from... Read More
Welsh Talents Joe Brier and Jeremiah Azu Aim To Continue Life In The Fast Lane After Enjoying A Successful Summer
By Owen Morgan Two of Wales’ most talented young sprinters want more of life in the fast lane after competing at major championships this summer. Joe Brier’s experiences at the Tokyo Olympics and Jeremiah’s Azu’s European Under-23 gold medal winning performance in Estonia have whetted the appetite for even more success on... Read More
Olympic medallist Holly Bradshaw will be part of a strong entry for this weekend’s Welsh Senior Athletics Championships in Cardiff. Bradshaw – who won a bronze medal in Tokyo in the pole vault - is set to be joined over Saturday and Sunday by the likes of Great Britain Olympic... Read More
By Owen Morgan Welsh sprinting siblings Hannah and Joe Brier have enjoyed an eventful few days on the track. Firstly Joe represented Great Britain at the Tokyo Olympics where he took part in the men’s 4x400m relay heats. The following day, Hannah was a gust of wind away from breaking the Welsh women’s... Read More