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.
Newcastle United's Andy Carroll Was A Tough Opponent But I Passed Test Says Wales U21 Star Brandon Cooper
Wales Under-21 defender Brandon Cooper says he is proud of the way he dealt with ex-England striker Andy Carroll - even if his big night ended in heartache. The on-loan Newport County defender produced a superb display to keep out the threat of Carroll and his fellow Newcastle United big guns... Read More
Will Vaulks, an energetic, effective central midfield player, is ready to somersault past Derby in the English Midlands - and land firmly at Cardiff City Stadium. Wales international Vaulks has committed to the Bluebirds, preferring a switch from South Yorkshire to South Wales despite interest from Derby. He has agreed terms on... Read More
Garry Monk once called Jonjo Shelvey “lazy” but has admitted the midfielder could still roll up his sleeves and punish Leeds United on Sunday. Shelvey thrilled and frustrated Monk in equal measure when they were both at Swansea City, before the player was sold and the manager sacked inside a... Read More