It’s the first senior Welsh derby of the season on Sunday, when Cardiff City Women host Swansea City Ladies at Leckwith Stadium. It’s 40 miles between the cities but that’s nothing for Swansea midfielder Emma Beynon, who’s clocked up far more than that this week as she tells Graham Thomas. Emma Beynon is the postwoman who plans to deliver a first class victory for Swansea City in Sunday’s derby against Cardiff. The 24-year-old – who walks 10 miles every day delivering the mail – already has the stamp of approval from her teammates after being voted players’ player of the year for the Welsh champions.
Marlon Pack says striker Kieffer Moore is not just a big lump but still wants his Cardiff City team-mate to bash up opponents. The £2million summer signing opened his Bluebirds account with a double in the 2-0 Championship victory at Nottingham Forest last weekend.
Welsh cricket has never known a summer like it and those involved are praying that next season is a whole new ball game. Neyland Cricket Club were just one club that had to get used to a very different world, as Tom Pritchard reports. Very few cricketers in Wales, myself included, would have expected to put the whites on this summer after the pandemic appeared to have put paid to any chances of leather on willow. However, at the beginning of July, it was announced that recreational cricket could return, albeit with a number of new, strict measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of those involved.
The Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales at Newport will stage the first round of the inaugural UCI Track Cycling Nations’ Cup. The event - which will take place from 22-25 April 2021 - will be the first elite-level international track cycling event to be held at the since velodrome since 2013.
Geraint Thomas just missed out on a medal as he blasted to fourth place at the UCI World Time Trial Championships at Imola in Italy. The Cardiff-born rider missed out on the bronze on his debut for the GB team in the TT at the championship by just eight seconds.
Swansea Hockey club will carve another niche in their history on Saturday when the women play their first home game in the Investec Women's Premier Division. The club are the first Welsh side to play in the elite league and the visit of Holcombe HC to the King George VI Playing Fields will see another first with the game being streamed live.
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney - the Hollywood superstars supposedly set to sprinkle stardust on Wrexham - are already putting the club on the map and earning them new fans. The Racecourse outfit – who play in the fifth tier of the English system – say the shock news the A-listers are set to invest has come as no surprise to them as they have a very down-to-earth approach. Wrexham revealed the news on Wednesday and it is understood any takeover could see £2million pumped into the club.
Gareth Bale has said he coped with his Real Madrid nightmare by learning not to take criticism too personally. The Wales captain has revealed his coping strategy during his frustrating final few months in Spain – during which time he became a target for anger and derision among some sections of the club’s supporters and Spanish media – by shrugging his shoulders and smiling on through. Bale joined Tottenham Hotspur on a season-long loan earlier this month seven years after having departed north London for a then world-record transfer fee.
Premier Squash League
Evans above! Brother and sister Emyr and Tesni emerged winners for Welsh Wizards on a tough night against Warwick/Kenilworth at the Wales National Sports Centre in Cardiff. Emyr defeated World number 33 Daniel Mekbib, from the Czech Republic, 11-7, 14-12, while sister Tesni won 11-7, 10-12, 14-12 against Sarah-Jane Perry. English player... Read More
Welsh Wizards powered to victory against London club Coolhurst in their latest Premier Squash League match. World number 10 Marwan ElShorbagy won at first string against Adrian Waller, while Anna Kimberley and Joshna Chinappa won the women’s matches to clinch a 3-2 Wizards win. Bristol-based Chinappa, the World number 12 from Chennai... Read More
Welsh Wizards, the Cardiff-based team who are among the best in World squash, have called up a player from Bryn Mawr for a home match on Tuesday. But Todd Harrity, who will play for Wizards in their Karakal Premier Squash League clash with Coolshurst, is not from the Welsh Brynmawr, in... Read More
Marwan ElShorbagy, who plays number one for Cardiff-based Welsh Wizards, is running into sizzling form on the PSA World squash tour. Bristol-based Egyptian Marwan earned one of the most significant wins of his career earlier in Doha, Qatar when he defeated older brother Mohamed to qualify for the World Championship semi-finals. Marwan... Read More
Tesni Evans has highlighted the impact of her home crowd after coming back from the brink to beat Joelle King as the Welsh Wizards earned their first win of the season on Tuesday night. Evans – the world number nine – produced a stunning comeback from a game down, and... Read More
Anna Kimberley, footballer turned squash player, makes her Premier Squash League debut for Welsh Wizards in Cardiff this evening (Tuesday) when they entertain St George’s. The 24-year-old Kimberley, from Colchester in Essex, was intent on becoming a professional footballer when she was introduced to squash at her primary school. Now the former... Read More