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Vote Rhondda Netball . . . For More Taylar Moores And Other Super Heroes Without Capes

Rhondda Netball are calling on supporters to back their bid for a share of £1m as they aim to develop more role models and leaders within their organisation. Having already become a regional winner, the Valleys netball charity – one of the largest female sports participation programmes in Wales – need online votes to win the top cash prizes on offer. Rhondda Netball have already made the shortlist to win a share of Persimmon Homes’ Building Futures £1million pot, supporting under-18s across the UK.

Mike Flynn Starts The Newport County Rebuild With Scot Bennett As Foundation

Mike Flynn Starts The Newport County Rebuild With Scot Bennett As Foundation
Newport County manager Michael Flynn believes he has taken an important step in rebuilding his squad for the new season, having re-signed defender Scot Bennett. Having already seen Jamille Matt slip through his fingers when the striker moved to League Two rivals Forest Green Rovers, Flynn was determined to secure Bennett as the first keystone to his reconstruction job following the shutdown of last season. There remains a great deal of re-shaping for the County manager to do before the new campaign, but he views the retention of Bennett – who seemed destined to leave after the running down of his previous contract – as crucial to those plans.

"Awestruck" Jamie Clarke Thought He Was Going Home . . . Or, Maybe Not

“Awestruck” Jamie Clarke Thought He Was Going Home . . . Or, Maybe Not
Jamie Clarke has confessed he thought he would be going home after round one of the Betfred World Championship. The world No. 89 from Llanelli – the lowest ranking player in the tournament in Sheffield – is instead preparing a second round match on Friday after beating world number four Mark Allen, 10-8. Clarke produced a superb display on Tuesday night but admitted: “I haven’t looked at the draw. I just looked at Mark Allen and thought, I’m going home.

Racer Morris Puts Brave Face On Wasted Trip To Italy

You’ve waited five months for racing to restart, you fly to Italy for the Covid-19 delayed opening round of the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup and then one of your team-mates crashes the car before you get the chance to drive it. The situation doesn’t bare thinking about, does it?

Engines Off As Welsh Government Pulls Plug On Motor Racing Return At Pembrey Circuit

The Welsh Assembly Government has today pulled the plug on what was going to be the long awaited return of motor racing at Pembrey Circuit – even though this weekend’s now postponed BTRDA Rallycross Championship event was going to be run behind closed doors.

Binns Wins On And Off The Pitch As Merthyr Man Lewis Juggles Time With Newport County

Multi-talented Lewis Binns believes believes Merthyr Town will flourish in the Southern League Premier Division during the 2020-21 season.  The former Cardiff City and Newport County youth midfielder is among 15 senior players who have committed to the Martyrs and said: “The manager has signed a few young players who have been at professional clubs and they will be quick and technically extremely good.  “We’ll have a good mix of experience and youth and I’m really looking forward to seeing what we can do and how we can develop as a squad.

Ospreys Players Will Enjoy New Coach Toby Booth . . . So Long As They Don't P*** Him Off, Says Paul James

Ospreys Players Will Enjoy New Coach Toby Booth . . . So Long As They Don’t P*** Him Off, Says Paul James
New Ospreys head coach Toby Booth has been backed to take them to the top of Welsh rugby again and competing for the Pro 14 title. The commendation has come from the region’s former Wales prop Paul James, who believes Booth is the man to bring the good times back to the Liberty Stadium. The Ospreys currently lay bottom of Conference A of the Guinness Pro 14 and their two remaining matches, when the re-start happens later this month, will not lead to them being involved in the shake-up for the play-offs.

Swansea City In Fight With Birmingham For Middlesbrough Defender Daniel Ayala

Swansea City In Fight With Birmingham For Middlesbrough Defender Daniel Ayala
Swansea City are keen to strengthen their squad by signing former Liverpool defender Daniel Ayala from Middlesbrough. The centre-back is a free agent after refusing to sign a short-term extension to his Middlesbrough contract when football returned from the coronavirus shutdown in June. But Swansea head coach Steve Cooper is likely to face competition from a number of clubs – including those in Ayala’s homeland of Spain - for the 29-year-old.

Jamie Roberts In March: "I'd Struggle To Play For Anyone Except Cardiff Blues" . . . August: "My Love For The Game Was Born On The Terraces Of Rodney Parade"

Jamie Roberts’ decision to join the Dragons has been taken just weeks after he said he would “struggle” to join any Welsh team other than Cardiff Blues. The former Wales centre – arguably the only current Welsh player who can boast a career to compare with that of Alun Wyn Jones – has left the Blues wondering how his return to the Arms Park somehow escaped them. Roberts, 33, has opted to join the Dragons following a seven-year stint outside of Wales during which he played for French club Racing 92, English giants Harlequins and Bath, before a brief spell in South Africa with the Stormers.

Oliver Farr Earns Best European Tour Finish . . . And £47,000

Oliver Farr Earns Best European Tour Finish . . . And £47,000
Oliver Farr achieved his best finish on the European Tour - and biggest pay day - with a tie for third place at the Hero Open at the Forest of Arden Golf Club, near Coventry. The Welsh golfer, who spent time growing up in the Midlands, enjoyed his most impressive performance on the tour so far at the age of 32 and took home prize money of £47,000. Farr’s third placing alongside Chris Paisley from England and Swede Alexander Bjork came after a consistent display at the tournament which was won on Sunday by England’s Sam Horsfield.

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Kirsty Taylor . . . The Welsh GB Captain Going Places In A Hurry As 2020 Calls

Kirsty Taylor is an athlete on the rise – whether it’s her timings as a sprinter or the distances she’s achieving in the long jump. Owen Morgan spoke to Wales’ captain of the Great Britain team at the World Para Athletics Junior Championships. Team captain on her first appearance in... Read More

Olivia Breen Happy With Bronze At Wind-Blown World Championships

Olivia Breen has launched the Welsh challenge at the World Para Athletics Championships with a hard-earned bronze medal in the long jump. The 23-year-old produced a leap of 4.93m in the T38 classification to finish third behind Luka Ekler of Hungary, who won the gold in a championship record of... Read More

Kirsty Taylor And Kyron Duke Smash World Records In Germany

Kirsty Taylor and Kyron Duke are both celebrating new world records in para-athletics. The Welsh pair produced their leading marks at the Bayer Invitational in Leverkusen, Germany. Taylor, 19, set a new world mark in the T44 long jump with a distance of 4.52m after 26-year-old Duke set a new... Read More

Lynn The Leap . . . Still A Step Ahead Of Every Other Welshman 50 Years On

Every Welsh sports fan knows that Lynn Davies won an Olympic gold medal in 1964. But fewer realise that his best long jump – 8.23m – is still a Welsh record that has now stood for an astonishing half a century. Clive Williams looks at the man and the measurements.... Read More

Rebecca Chapman's Big Leap Into A Determined Future

Rebecca Chapman did not make much of an impact for Wales at the Commonwealth Games. But Owen Morgan says her reaction and response should count for plenty. "It's not the winning, it's the taking part" is a phrase more often associated to the Olympic Games, but it's equally applicable to the current... Read More

Wales' Olivia Breen Heads For Glasgow Sprint Showdown

Last weekend Olivia Breen was battling with Britain’s best able-bodied long jumpers at the UK Indoor Championships in Birmingham. On Sunday it will be Glasgow and a shoot-out with two other British World Para Athletics champions in one of the feature races at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix as the... Read More
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