Tributes Paid To Peter Thomas After Death Of Former Cardiff Chairman
Tributes have been paid throughout Welsh rugby after the death of Peter Thomas, the former Cardiff chairman. A hugely influential figure within the sport, the 79-year-old passed away on Wednesday, three years after he was diagnosed with lung cancer.
Gareth Bale . . . Ex-footballer, now Red Wall Member
Gareth Bale was given a rousing send-off by Wales supporters before their Euro 2024 qualifier against Latvia in Cardiff. Five-times Champions League winner Bale retired from football in January after making a record 111 appearances for the Wales men’s national team.
Table Service Now Available Every Week In Merthyr
Merthyr Tydfil’s sporting heritage is rich and well-documented, but a new chapter is being written thanks to an innovative tie-up between the town’s college and Table Tennis Wales. The famous sporting sons and daughters of the old industrial town – such as boxers Howards Winstone and Johnny Owen, judoka Natalie Powell, footballer Mark Pembridge and netballer Chelsea Lewis – could soon be joined by the next generation of table tennis internationals.
So Far, So Good . . . Two Games, Four Points, But We Won’t Get Carried Away, Says Wales Boss Rob Page
Wales manager Robert Page declared it a case of “job done” after his team continued a promising start to their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign by beating Latvia 1-0 in Cardiff. Kieffer Moore’s first-half header made the difference, with the victory following a 1-1 draw away to Croatia three days ago.
Barry Town United Will Keep the Party Going
Lee Kendall has told his Barry Town United champions to forget about next season for now – and savour the sweet taste of success. Barry are sipping champagne and going back up to the JD Cymru Premier as champions, their Cymru South title confirmed by a thumping 5-0 triumph at home to Pontardawe Town at the weekend.
Brian Davies Insists Sport Wales Can Make A Difference
New Sport Wales chief executive Brian Davies insists the organisation is equipped to face the changing landscape for sport, health and fitness throughout Wales. Having been acting CEO for the past 18 months, Davies has been confirmed as the long-term successor to Sarah Powell.
Wales Star Natasha Cockram And The Heart-Warming Story Of Her GB Selection
Natasha Cockram’s selection for Great Britain’s team at this summer World Athletics Championships was just what the doctor ordered for the marathon runner and her family. When the Micky Morris Racing team athlete was announced as the first name on the GB team last Tuesday, Cockram’s father was undergoing heart surgery.
Wrexham’s Former Watford And England Goalkeeper Ben Foster Insists: I’m A Low Maintenance Guy
Ben Foster has told Wrexham fans worried he may need Premier League pampering: “Don’t worry – I’m low maintenance.” The former England goalkeeper kept a clean sheet on his debut for the club as they beat York City 3-0 at the weekend to move another step nearer towards a return to the Football League. Foster, 39, had signed for the club earlier in the week on a short-term deal until the end of the season as cover for the injured Rob Lainton.
Matthew Hirst Hits A Rally North Wales Hat-Trick As Ryland James Remains 600 Not Out
Matthew Hirst celebrated a hat-trick of Get Jerky Rally North Wales wins on Saturday to launch the defence of his Motorsport UK Pirelli Welsh Rally Championship title in ominous fashion – while the Welshpool-based event was also a special one for St Clears co-driver Ryland James, who notched up his 600th rally start. In a rallying career spanning seven decades and 54 years, James guided Carmarthen’s Gareth Lewis home to a second in class (and 50th overall) result in their Ford Escort RS2000 Mk1 – proving that he’s finally got the hang of route notes and time cards!
Ramsey And Son . . . Wales Skipper Aaron Sees Sonny Day Ahead Against Latvia
It will be interesting to see who is the proudest person leading out Wales in front of a packed house at Cardiff City Stadium against Latvia on Tuesday night – Wales skipper Aaron Ramsey or his seven-year-old son, Sonny. Both got a taste of captaincy last weekend - Aaron with Wales in Croatia and Sonny with the pre-academy side at Cardiff Cosmos.
Welsh Cyclist Megan Barker Looks Ahead To Big Year . . . And New Role In The Family
Great Britain’s newest senior international cyclist Megan Barker is gearing up for a big year ahead in 2022 that will include Commonwealth Games ambitions with Wales. She also has an exciting family event to look forward to, as she tells Lucy Rees. Megan Barker is hoping she measures up for two... Read More
Elinor Barker Says Maindy Flyers Proves Why Grass Roots Clubs Must Survive. . . For The Next Generation To Thrive
As a club, Maindy Fliers has a history to be proud of. A Tour de France winner, four Olympic gold medals, eight world championships titles and five medals at the Commonwealth Games. Few countries, let alone clubs, can match that. Not bad for a grass roots club set up in... Read More
From Minsk To Otley: Welsh Sprint Ace Jess Is Still Tops
Jess Roberts capped an incredible week as she powered to victory in the Otley Grand Prix - just days after striking European Games gold in Minsk. The Carmarthen-born rider was unable to defend her National Road Race title last weekend as she was competing for Team GB in Belarus. Roberts... Read More
That's Just Mad: Jess And Megan Power To European Games Gold
Jess Roberts and Megan Barker struck gold with a stunning ride in the madison at the European Games in Minsk. The duo had already been part of a quartet that had won silver in the team pursuit earlier in the Games. But they capped a memorable few days in the... Read More
Gutted Jess Just Misses Out On Second European Games Medal By A Point
Jess Roberts came so close to bagging a second medal of the European Games in Minsk as she just missed out on omnium bronze by a point. The 20-year-old from Carmarthen had already won silver in the team pursuit with Cardiff's Megan Barker, younger sister of world and Olympic champ... Read More
Megan's Delight As She Strikes Silver With Jess To Complete Minsk Medal Mission
Megan Barker said it was job well done as she struck silver with fellow Welsh rider Jess Roberts at the European Games. Barker, younger sister of Olympic and world champ Elinor, and Carmarthen's Roberts, the 2018 British Road Race champ, joined forces with Jenny Holl and Josie Knight in the... Read More