Though the streets of Llanberis may be quieter this Saturday than on a usual Snowdonia Marathon weekend, S4C will be holding its own tribute to the event by challenging a host of elite runners to a race along the iconic route. Earlier this year, organisers announced that the 38th edition of the legendary marathon was to be postponed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, as part of a special S4C programme, a selection of north Wales’ top runners, including a host of previous winners, will race in two separate relay teams, with a member of each team running a leg of the marathon simultaneously.
Gareth Bale has admitted he is still short of his best form after making his first start for Tottenham since rejoining the club.The Wales captain played just over an hour of his club’s 3-0 over LASK in the Europa League on Thursday night, before confessing he still has work to do on his fitness. There were occasional touches of class, such as the cross that led to the Austrians conceding an own goal, before Bale revealed he feels he is still at the pre-season stage of his own fitness.
Wales moved closer to qualifying for their first major finals with a thumping victory over Faroe islands at Newport's Rodney Parade. Natasha Harding struck twice, Helen Ward extended her Wales goal scoring record and Lily Woodham bagged her first for her country.
Harry Wilson has revealed talks with Jurgen Klopp convinced him he needed another season away from Liverpool and a stint with Cardiff City. The Wales striker – who scored his first goal for the Bluebirds against Bournemouth on Wednesday – has insisted he and the Liverpool manager agreed another loan deal, his fifth, was in his best interests.
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones will equal the record for most Test appearances when he leads the team against France in Paris on Saturday. The 35-year-old lock will win his 148th cap at the Stade de France in a match which is a warm-up for both countries ahead of the belated completion of the Six Nations. Jones was set to play in a record-equalling 148th game – drawing level with former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw - against Scotland in the Six Nations in March but the match was postponed at the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Swansea City's chief executive Julian Winter has defended the sale of Wales centre-back Joe Rodon insisting it helped secure the future of the club. Winter has not confirmed the fee - reputed to be £11million + add-ons - the Swans received from Tottenham on deadline day just hours after manager Steve Cooper put him in the £25m bracket.
Manager Michael Flynn is refusing to get carried away after seeing his Newport County maintain their impressive start to the season. The Exiles made it back to back wins since their only defeat against League Two leaders Cambridge thanks to Tristan Abrahams penalty in the 1-0 win at Stevenage.
Midfielder Hayley Ladd says Wales are close to their pinnacle of qualifying for the European Championships finals. Wales host the Faroe Islands in Newport on Thursday (22 October) before the visit of Norway to Cardiff five days later.
The Celtic Dragons began their Vitality Netball Superleague campaign with an agonizing, but encouraging 44-43 defeat to Surrey Storm at the weekend. But despite a huge turnaround in players, former Dragon Suzy Drane tells Graham Thomas she feels optimistic about this season. The Celtic Dragons can overcome the loss of... Read More
Nia Jones has revealed the pain of heavy defeat sparked Wales to their comeback victory over Malawi on Saturday. The Wales vice-captain led her team to a gutsy 52-47 win at the Viola Arena in Cardiff just 24 hours after back-to-back defeats to South Africa. The first of those was... Read More
Suzy Drane insists a new era for Welsh netball is about to begin even though the national team will be absent when the World Cup starts next week in Liverpool. Instead, Wales are facing their own intense series of matches, including clashes against tournament-bound Malawi and then Trinidad and Tobago –... Read More
Kyra Jones Bows Out With Plenty Of Boxes Ticked . . . And A Belief The Celtic Dragons Can Fly Higher
Kyra Jones believes the 2019 season will prove a turning point for the Celtic Dragons, but admits frustration that it could have been even better. Wales’ only team in the Vitality Netball Superleague, the Dragons finished seventh in the 10-team table, a placing that sounds modest enough but should be... Read More
Celtic Dragons are preparing for an Easter weekend double when they have two Vitality Netball Superleague matches on successive days. The Superleague teams are split between two venues with Dragons playing in Coventry - against Saracens Mavericks on Saturday and Wasps the following afternoon. Britain’s leading netball teams and players take to... Read More
Celtic Dragons will have a huge hole to fill next season after Kyra Jones announced she will be retiring from Vitality Superleague action next month. A veteran of more than 150 Superleague matches, as well as more than 50 Welsh caps, the 33-year-old Aussie-born centre has been one the heartbeat... Read More