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.
The latest Welsh Athletics pilot event witnessed the smashing of a 41-year-old Welsh record along with a number of other excellent individual performances. Gracie Griffiths, of Pembrokeshire Harriers, broke the Welsh Under-15 3,000m walk record of 16:08.4, set by Karen Nipper, of Roath WC, in the Netherlands way back in... Read More
Welsh duo Remi Adebiyi and James Tomlinson have booked their places in Sunday’s finals at the European Athletics Under-20 Championships in Sweden. Adebiyi will run in the 3,000m steeplechase, while Tomlinson will be throwing in the discus. [caption id="attachment_45896" align="alignnone" width="2370"] Newport's Remi Adebiyi. Pic: Owen Morgan[/caption] Newport Harrier Adebiyi clocked a new... Read More
Pembrokeshire discus thrower James Tomlinson is racking up the Great Britain vests at a rare rate of knots. Having been named yesterday morning in the GB squad for the European Under-20 Championships in Sweden, Tomlinson was named in a second GB team later in the day. The 19-year-old was named... Read More
Race walker Heather Lewis smashed her 20k personal best in Switzerland on Sunday to become only the fifth British woman to break the 96-minute barrier. The Pembrokeshire Harrier finished fourth at the Lugano Trophy International Race Walk Grand Prix in a time of 95:15. The time was a minute faster... Read More
Some of Wales’ most promising athletics talent will be competing against the best young stars from England, Scotland and Northern Ireland at an international match in Swansea on Wednesday night. Wales Under-20s and Wales Schools will take on three England regional U-20 teams along with Scotland U-20s at Swansea University... Read More
Commonwealth Games long jumper Rebecca Chapman retained her Welsh title with a new championship record on Saturday. The Cardiff AAC athlete produced one of the individual performances of the day to break Ruth Howell's 40-year-old Welsh Athletics Championships record by one centimetre. Chapman leapt out to 6.34m to clinch gold... Read More