Seven Welsh swimmers have been named in British Swimming's World Class Programme for 2020/21. Georgia Davies (Energy Standard), Calum Jarvis (Bath NC) and Alys Thomas (Swim Swansea) have been named in the Podium programme.
Jarrod Skalde is Cardiff Devils new head coach. The Canadian, 49, will take over the role in the next few months when COVID-19 restrictions allow.
Sophie Ingle believes mighty Chelsea and little Vale Wanderers have been crucial influences in her route to becoming a Welsh centurion. Ingle will win her 100th cap in Oslo tonight when Wales attempt to put a dent in Norway’s leadership of their Euro qualifying group. It is a fittingly significant match for a notable personal milestone. Only Jess Fishlock and Loren Dykes have reached three figures among Wales’ footballers – women or men.
The Welsh Amateur Golf Championships for Men and Ladies have been cancelled for 2020 following the latest lockdown rules in many areas of the country, Wales Golf has announced. The Ladies Amateur Championship was due to be held in Rhuddlan, North Wales this weekend.
Chairman Howard King has revealed that Merthyr Town would have gone bust by November had they started the season playing behind closed doors. The Southern League outfit have taken the decision to suspend playing in the 2021-21 season due to the problems caused by COVID-19.
Swansea City fought back from a goal down to beat South Wales rivals Cardiff City 3-1 in their Professional Under-18 Development League match at Landore. Welsh-born striker James Crole fired the Bluebirds ahead after nine minutes before Josh Thomas, Cameron Congreve and Morgan Clarke scored to earn the Swans victory.
Gareth Bale’s return to Tottenham will spark an immediate impact within Jose Mourinho’s squad, according to Wales manager Ryan Giggs. Bale may have been on the sidelines at his new club as Spurs thrashed Southampton 5-2 at the weekend, but that may be only the start of a more lasting influence according to his international boss. Reflecting on Bale’s loan move from Real Madrid, Giggs said: “It’s a huge boost when you see someone like that walk through the door.
Gerwyn Price produced. a stunning comeback to win the World Series title for the first time in Salzburg. The 35-year-old won seven out of eight legs to beat Rob Cross 11-9 in Austria and extend his winning run to 17 matches.
Tesni Evans and Joel Makin saw their PSA Manchester Open run ended at the quarter-finals. Wales' top duo both went out against higher-seeded opponents after last eight battles.
Mike van der Hoorn
Steve Cooper insists it took no arm-twisting to ensure Wayne Routledge, Kyle Naughton, Mike van der Hoorn, Nathan Dyer and Erwin Mulder stayed on for Swansea City’s promotion push. The five players were all due to be out of contract by June 30, which would have placed a doubt over... Read More
Swansea City’s return to the play-off spots may come at a price – the loss through injury of influential skipper Mike van der Hoorn. The Dutch centre-back was helped off with a recurrence of a knee injury as the Swans beat Charlton 1-0 on Thursday night to move back into... Read More
Steve Cooper has refused to single out Mike van der Hoorn as more important than any other player at Swansea City as the countdown begins to the end of the Dutchman’s contract. Van der Hoorn is one of a dozen players whose deal expires next summer and as yet no... Read More
Swansea City will assess the injury to Mike van der Hoorn as they prepare for tough-looking fixtures at home to Fulham on Friday and then away to West Brom. The Swansea centre-back – arguably the team’s most important player – went off with a shin injury after what manager Steve... Read More
Borja Baston may have spent a thousand days between goals for Swansea City, but teammate Mike van der Hoorn reckons that strike rate is about to get a whole lot more respectable. Spanish striker Borja took precisely 1,022 days between his first goal for Swansea in October 2016 and his... Read More
A thousand days – the entire length of the Kennedy presidency – had elapsed since Borja Baston last scored for Swansea City, but manager Steve Cooper believes history moves on without so much as a backward glance. “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you... Read More