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 Owen Morgan Welsh sport has welcomed First Minister Mark Drakeford’s announcement that Covid restrictions are to be lifted on sporting activities across the country. From Saturday, up to 500 adults can take part in outdoor events in Wales. This allows the return of mass participation running events including the hugely popular Parkrun... Read More
By David Williams Wales should move their Six Nations matches to England, rather than play in front of empty stadia. That’s the view of Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter, who has backed the views of Welsh players Josh Adams and Louis Rees-Zammit who are both in favour of going over... Read More
The Welsh Rugby Union remain committed to playing their Six Nations matches in Cardiff and are hoping there is a “domino effect” of relaxed restrictions. Although the WRU have looked at contingency plans to move their matches into England – rather than play them behind closed doors – their priority... Read More
Cardiff City and Swansea City could both be hit by new rules that may impact Welsh sport across the festive fixture lists. Both clubs have already seen their weekend Championship matches postponed because of Covid outbreaks and now they are waiting on an announcement from the Welsh Government over possible... Read More
Swansea City and Newport County will be playing their home play-off matches in front of fans for the first time this season. The move has been confirmed by the Welsh Government who have given the green light for both clubs’ ties to be played in front of supporters as pilot... Read More
Welsh Sport United In Dismay At Mark Drakeford's "Illogical" Plan To Put Pubs Before Runners, Swimmers, Gymnasts And Cricketers
Welsh sporting governing bodies have reacted with "disappointment and frustration" at the government's latest "illogical" plans for lifting Covid-19 restrictions. Welsh Athletics, Welsh Cricket, Swim Wales, Welsh Gymnastics and the Welsh Sports Association are five of the organisations calling on First Minister Mark Drakeford to reconsider the timetable for restarting... Read More