By Tom Prosser Welsh football star Jess Fishlock says “It’s Heart-breaking to see the abuse aimed at female footballers who are playing purely for their love of the game”- this has led to The Football Association of Wales and the Welsh Government joining forces to tackling online hate towards girls and women. “Trying to put someone down because of something they love, is not big, smart or funny,” explains Fishlock, who is Wales’ most capped footballer. “I always say that people should think about how the person receiving the abuse could be affected before sharing and I’m glad to have worked with my Cymru teammates and the FAW to further educate others on what is and isn’t acceptable online."
Meirion Evans had to admit that you can’t win them all, although it speaks volumes for his driving ability and competitive nature that he feels slightly disappointed to have finished second on a rally in Ireland – beaten only by a former Irish Tarmac rally champion.
By Carl Field Seven artistic gymnasts have been selected to represent Wales at the Northern Europeans in Cardiff next month. Men’s National Coach Peter Haysham has named a full team of six – up from five when the event was last held in 2019 – and includes four of the team who won a silver medal in Iceland two years ago. Emil Barber (Swansea Gymnastics Centre), Brinn Bevan (South Essex), Joe Cemlyn-Jones (City of Birmingham) and Jacob Edwards (Olympus) return as they bid to go one better by grabbing team gold on home soil.
Olympic 1500m finalist Jake Heyward has been speaking about his Tokyo Games experience whilst on a visit back to his home city of Cardiff. Now based in Oregon, Hayward was an interested spectator at the Cardiff Cross Challenge held at Llandaff Fields, where he has twice won the under-20 title.
By Owen Morgan The Cardiff Cross Challenge lived up to its new status as a World Athletics Cross Country Tour Gold standard event with thrilling finishes in top quality senior men's and women's races. Charlotte Arter retained her title ahead of Cardiff team-mate Jenny Nesbitt, while Derby's Hugo Milner produced a blistering time to win the men's race. The sun came out to celebrate the event's elevation to global standard and training partners Arter and Nesbitt rose to the occasion in the most un-cross country-like warm conditions.
By Steffan Thomas Wayne Pivac believes more exiles will follow Thomas Young’s lead and return to Welsh rugby. Despite having only three test caps to his name Wasps back-row star Young was named in the Wales squad for this autumn's tests against New Zealand, South Africa, Fiji, and Australia after signing a contract to join Cardiff Rugby next season. And Pivac is confident the likes of Leicester’s Tommy Reffell, Bristol’s Callum Sheedy, Bath’s Taulupe Faletau, and Gloucester’s Louis Rees-Zammit will eventually join a Welsh region in the near future.
Blair Riley is heading to Cardiff intent on making a major impact for Elite League play-off champions Devils. The Canadian hit man from Kamloops left EIHL title winners Belfast Giants in the Middle of a two-year contract - and had every right to do so. “Devils were the only team in Britain... Read More
Newtown Dragons and Maesteg were big winners during the annual Welsh Squash Awards in Cardiff. More than 120 people from throughout Wales attended the Angel Hotel and Dragons were named club of the year, while two Maesteg members won trophies. Michael Moseley is volunteer of the year, while Sally Davis received coach... Read More
Gerywn Price is celebrating the first nine-dart finish of his career -completed while competing at the Czech Masters. The world number seven averaged over 100 in his 6-4 victory over England’s Glen Durrant and managed the perfect finish in the final leg. Former rugby player Price hit 180, 180, 141... Read More
Wales have stormed into the European Under-19 Squash Championship quarter-finals following wins against Norway and Denmark. Lewis Poole and Srikar Mummidi won both of their matches to clinch 2-1 wins against both countries, while Ciara Richards Aberdare’s Richards, an 18-year-old ranked 185 in the World, fought two incredibly close and tenacious matches. Richards... Read More
Welshman Elliott Morris Devred, who plays out of Cardiff Squash Club, has been drawn against Pakistan’s Syed Ali Mujtaba Shah Bokhari in the PSA Welsh Open. Birmingham-born Morris Devred, who lives in Barry, will take on Bokhari in the first round of the $11,000 Professional Squash Association Challenger 10 tournament at... Read More
Tesni Evans has caused a major stir at the World Squash Championships this week - and her younger brother Emyr is on the charge in Prague. Tesni, who was born in Cardiff and lives in Rhyl, reached the World women’s quarter-finals before going out in three fiercely contest games against Egypt’s... Read More