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.
By David Williams Wales hockey chief Kevin Johnson has said the men’s and women’s teams’ qualification for this year’s Commonwealth Games was always “a formality.” Both teams were confirmed on Wednesday as qualifiers for the Games in Birmingham, following a curious and opaque process overseen by the sport’s global governing body. Wales finished... Read More
By Graham Thomas If 2022 is to be the last time Leah Wilkinson and Sarah Jones play hockey together for Wales, then the dynamic duo plan to go out with a bang. Not only do one of Welsh sport’s most recognisable couples have a wedding to look forward to, but there is... Read More
Wales Pair Sarah Jones And Leah Wilkinson Win Bronze . . . And Say It Will Be A Day To Tell Their Grandkids
Welsh duo Sarah Jones and Leah Wilkinson will return home from Tokyo as Olympic medal winners after Great Britain beat India to earn bronze. The pair played their part as GB came from behind to clinch a dramatic 4-3 victory in Tokyo. It completed a 15-year mission for Jones and... Read More
Wales Pair Sarah Jones And Leah Wilkinson Must Battle For Bronze As GB Skipper Admits: "We Didn't Show Up"
Sarah Jones and Leah Wilkinson’s dreams of helping Great Britain retain their Olympic women’s hockey title are over after they lost their semi-final to the Netherlands. The Welsh pair were aiming to repeat the gold medal triumph of the team in 2016, but in a re-run of the Rio final... Read More
By Tom Prosser There will be significant Welsh interest in the hockey at this summers Tokyo Olympics after both the men's and women's squads feature two Welsh players each. This marks a great achievement for Welsh Hockey as no players were included in the 2016 squad and this is the most Welsh... Read More
Four Welsh players will help end 550 days of international exile after being named in the Great Britain hockey squads for home games against Germany that start today. Rupert Shipperley and Jacob Draper have been named in the men’s squad to face the Germans in a Pro league fixture this... Read More