Lauren Williams returned to competition after Tokyo 2020 with a gold medal winning performance at the Dutch Open in Eindhoven. Williams, who marked her Olympic debut in Japan with a superb silver medal, stepped up from -67kg to -73kg for her first fight of the Paris 2024 cycle. “Tactically, it was a lot different,” said the Welsh star. “The girls weren’t as quick and as intense as I am used to.
Lewis Prosser believes Welsh hockey is on course for a year to savour after he helped Wales men’s team qualify for the World Cup for the first time. Not only did Prosser set a new record mark of 159 caps for his country last weekend, when he made his 159th appearance, but he guided his team to the tournament finals in India, which take place at the start of 2023. The unparalleled achievement means Wales can look forward to a bumper few months of elite hockey competition with the Eurohockey Championships, the Commonwealth Games and the World Cup all in the space of less than a year.
Sophie Ingle has admitted not so long ago she would never have believed Wales could stand on the threshold of a record crowd by means of a fixture against Estonia. But that is exactly where Wales are poised to be for Tuesday night’s qualifier for the Women’s World Cup which is taking place at the Cardiff City Stadium. The Football Association of Wales are confident that the current highest attendance for a Wales women’s international match – the 5,052 who saw Wales play England at Rodney Parade in 2018 – will be eclipsed.
Two Welsh endurance athletes were in national record breaking form in Yorkshire over the weekend. On Saturday, race walker Bethan Davies set a new British 35k record in Leeds, while Sunday saw Charlotte Arter break the 37-year-old Welsh 10k record in the same city.
Jason Pritchard has won the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship title for a third time in a row after scoring maximum points on the final round, the Ford Parts Cheviot Stages Rally.
Of all the strange revelations given to Cardiff City supporters groups last weekend in a meeting with chairman Mehmet Dalman, surely the least surprising was that owner Vincent Tan has a preference for “a direct style of football.” Of course, he does. This is a man, lest we forget, who told the players when he met them back in 2016 to “shoot more”. Providing secretly mined data previously unknown to club coaches and analysts throughout European football, the Malaysian billionaire said: “If you shoot 30 times you'll get three goals, 40 times will be four goals, 50 times and you'll get five goals.
Mark O’Brien has become the second Newport County player in little more than a year to retire because of heart problems. The County captain – a goalscoring hero from the Great Escape season three years ago - has been forced to end his playing days on medical advice at the... Read More
Michael Flynn has challenged Josh Sheehan to contribute more goals for Newport County after his fine strike sealed a hard-fought 2-1 win against Scunthorpe United. The 24-year-old midfielder’s winner was his first goal since November last year – a record that his manager wants him to improve upon. “It was... Read More
Michael Flynn has moved quickly to secure the services of first-team regulars Mark O'Brien and Josh Sheehan's for Newport County's push for promotion next season. The Exiles may have lost Dan Butler to Peterborough United after notching 150 games for the club in the past three seasons, but club captain... Read More
Michael Flynn gave a scathing verdict on EFL officials after seeing his battling but beaten Newport County side denied a place in League One next season. The County manager was furious that a key penalty decision went against his team as they lost their League Two play-off final 1-0 to... Read More
Newport County boss Michael Flynn hopes to have Welsh international Andrew Crofts back in his starting line-up for the visit of Notts County on Tuesday night. Crofts was forced to sit out the 1-1 draw at Exeter last weekend because of a bizarre toe injury that has restricted him to... Read More
Newport County go in search of FA Cup glory when they take on Cambridge United in a second round tie at Rodney Parade on Sunday (2pm). The winners will have the chance of a lucrative tie against Premier League opposition and will be guaranteed £45,000 in prize money. “If we can get... Read More