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 David Williams Newcastle Falcons have announced the death of well-known former Welsh Rugby Union fitness and conditioning coach Steve Black. Black became a hugely popular figure working alongside Graham Henry when the New Zealander took over as Wales coach in 1998. He went on to join Henry on the 2001 Lions tour... Read More
By Paul Jones Steve Bruce has been warned not to expect anything friendlier than a touchline elbow bump when his Newcastle United team visit Newport County tomorrow night. County are in the mood for creating more Carabao Cup shocks, having already dumped Watford out of the competition and with recent Cup heroics... Read More
The last time Newport County went to Bolton for a league game they got hit for six, but that is unlikely to happen when they return today. The last clash was 32 years ago in the old Fourth Division and the thrashing at Burden Park came a week after a... Read More
Welsh Wizards, the Cardiff-based Premier Squash League team, look certain to call up a couple of the World’s leading players for their opening home match of the season. That will be against St George’s on Tuesday, October 15. They have Mohamed ElShorbagy and Joelle King their top male and female players. Wizards... Read More
Cardiff City competed with Bayern Munich, LA Galaxy, PSV Eindhoven and Newcastle United during the 2019 JEJU International Cup in South Korea. City earned four points in their group, beating Korean team Busan IPark 2-1 before slipping to a 3-2 defeat against Japanese club Kashima Antlers 3-1. The brave Bluebirds then fought... Read More
Ryan Giggs insists he is “not fussed” over Paul Dummett’s decision to make himself unavailable for Wales.The Newcastle defender appears to have called time on his international career after manager Giggs revealed the player had chosen not to be part of the national squad. Dummett has won only five caps... Read More