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 Owen Morgan Competition opportunities on home soil may currently be few and far between due to COVID measures, but that didn't stop Welsh athletes producing outstanding performances away from their homeland at the weekend. Leading the way were Jenny Nesbitt and Osian Perrin who chalked up new Welsh and United Kingdom... Read More
Nesbitt, Perrin, And Hughes Help Team GB Win Gold And Bronze At The European Cross Country Championships
By Owen Morgan Jenny Nesbitt and Osian Perrin claimed team golds while Cari Hughes won team bronze as all three Welsh athletes competing at the European Cross Country Championships returned home with medals. Perrin led the way in the first race of the day on his Great Britain cross country debut as... Read More
By Owen Morgan Four Welsh athletes have been named to the Great Britain team for next months European Cross Country Championships. Charlotte Arter and Cari Hughes have joined Jenny Nesbitt and Osian Perrin, who gained automatic selection thanks to their performances at the British Athletics Cross Challenge fixture at Liverpool on Saturday. Nesbitt... Read More
Tom Marshall Holds Off Rising Star Osian Perrin (Just) To Become Welsh Champion Again After Thrilling Race
Tom Marshall won his 16th Welsh title across all running disciplines on Sunday in one of the closest races of his illustrious career. The Cardiff middle distance star has moved up to run 5,000m on the track this season after making his name primarily over 800 and 1500m. But he... Read More