Welsh international Angharad James is heading to America and the National Women’s Soccer League after signing for North Carolina Courage. The 26-year-old, who has previously stated her desire to play her club football in the States, will join up with the 2018 and 2019 champions in time for the new season in May. Her deal will initially run for one year, with an option of a second year tagged on and she will contine to be free to play for Wales.
Wales Golf has postponed the 2021 Ladies Open Strokeplay at Newport until later in the summer when it is hoped the event will be able to go ahead without restrictions. Newport Golf Club has continued to support this Championship and it will now be played Friday 24th – Sunday 26th September at the same venue.
Welsh coal mining once used to produce prop forwards for Wales, but these days few jobs sit beside being a professional rugby player. Except, it seems, if you’re a farmer from west Wales as Wyn Jones is proving is this Six Nations and as he tells Graham Thomas. Wyn Jones has revealed a return to shearing sheep during lockdown got him in the mood to strong-arm opponents in this season’s Six Nations. The Wales prop has been one of the big success stories of the tournament so far – collecting the man-of-the-match award in taking the clippers to Ireland and then giving the Scots a haircut with another forceful display in the win at Murrayfield.
Wales flanker Justin Tipuric insists his Triple Crown chasers are level-headed ahead of their showdown against England on Saturday. “We know we haven’t been playing at the top of our game and we know we have got a lot to improve on.” says the Ospreys captain. “We are not a perfect team, but we are still winning games which shows we’re doing something right.
A “throwback” defender who looks good for the future. Gareth Bale, Daniel James, Kieffer Moore – it’s a been a good week or so for players potentially crucial to Wales’ chances at this summer’s Euro finals. But last night at the Liberty Stadium, one of the less talked about candidates for a place in the re-arranged tournament continued to prosper.
Mick McCarthy is relishing the pressure now being on Cardiff City as a sixth win on the trot in a 2-1 victory at Bournemouth saw they leapfrog their rivals into a play-offs spot. Skipper Sean Morrison and Kieffer Moore, with a penalty, gave City a two goal lead at half-time.
Steve Cooper praised Swansea City’s powers of recovery after they muscled their way to a vital win thanks to the broad shoulders of Ben Cabango. The young Wales central defender used his strength, determination and imposing physique to get above Coventry’s defenders to head home and earn a 1-0 win over Coventry City at the Liberty Stadium. It was enough for the Swans to claim a victory that keeps them in fourth place in the Championship, but just a point behind both Brentford and Watford – who also both won – with two games in hand.
Lauren Price has been named GB Boxing's Best Female Boxer for the third year in a row. The 26-year-old picked up the top gong in a belated ceremony at GB Boxing’s gym at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield under strict social distancing protocols.
Siwan Lillicrap has been confirmed as captain for Wales Women's rescheduled Six Nations campaign in April by head coach Warren Abrahams. The forward took over the armband in November 2019 from hooker Carys Phillips.
Wales’ major sporting bodies have written to the Welsh Government urging it to allow fans back into stadiums and prevent the “real risk of bankruptcy for our sports”. The letter to Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford asks him to reconsider the stance during the Covid-19 pandemic that supporters will not be... Read More
Neil Harris fears Wales' football league clubs will be left behind both on and off the field if they will not be allowed to have fans at home matches like clubs in England. Wales first minister Mark Drakeford had announced the country will return to lockdown starting on Friday with the... Read More
Welsh domestic men’s and women’s international football is facing shutdown for a month as a result of the new “firebreak” lockdown imposed by Welsh Government. Fully professional sport – defined as those who earn their living through sport – will be allowed to continue during the new restrictions which come... Read More
When will crowds be able to return to watch sport in Wales? From the evidence so far it doesn't seem as if that will be anytime soon. There's a lot of noise but Twm Owen wonders whether much thought has been given to the issue. The prospect of fans returning to... Read More
Wales Rally GB bit the dust this week as the latest sporting event to be shelved due the coronavirus pandemic. Infection rates may be falling, but until sport more generally is able to adapt to the realities imposed by social distancing, then the disappointment for fans will continue, as Paul... Read More
Tennis players have launched a petition calling for the sport to be “unlocked” following the urgings of the sport’s governing body towards the Welsh government. The petition to allow outdoor tennis in Wales to restart had been signed by over 2,000 people by midday on Sunday. It comes after Tennis... Read More