Lauren Williams returned to competition after Tokyo 2020 with a gold medal winning performance at the Dutch Open in Eindhoven. Williams, who marked her Olympic debut in Japan with a superb silver medal, stepped up from -67kg to -73kg for her first fight of the Paris 2024 cycle. “Tactically, it was a lot different,” said the Welsh star. “The girls weren’t as quick and as intense as I am used to.
Lewis Prosser believes Welsh hockey is on course for a year to savour after he helped Wales men’s team qualify for the World Cup for the first time. Not only did Prosser set a new record mark of 159 caps for his country last weekend, when he made his 159th appearance, but he guided his team to the tournament finals in India, which take place at the start of 2023. The unparalleled achievement means Wales can look forward to a bumper few months of elite hockey competition with the Eurohockey Championships, the Commonwealth Games and the World Cup all in the space of less than a year.
Sophie Ingle has admitted not so long ago she would never have believed Wales could stand on the threshold of a record crowd by means of a fixture against Estonia. But that is exactly where Wales are poised to be for Tuesday night’s qualifier for the Women’s World Cup which is taking place at the Cardiff City Stadium. The Football Association of Wales are confident that the current highest attendance for a Wales women’s international match – the 5,052 who saw Wales play England at Rodney Parade in 2018 – will be eclipsed.
Two Welsh endurance athletes were in national record breaking form in Yorkshire over the weekend. On Saturday, race walker Bethan Davies set a new British 35k record in Leeds, while Sunday saw Charlotte Arter break the 37-year-old Welsh 10k record in the same city.
Jason Pritchard has won the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship title for a third time in a row after scoring maximum points on the final round, the Ford Parts Cheviot Stages Rally.
Of all the strange revelations given to Cardiff City supporters groups last weekend in a meeting with chairman Mehmet Dalman, surely the least surprising was that owner Vincent Tan has a preference for “a direct style of football.” Of course, he does. This is a man, lest we forget, who told the players when he met them back in 2016 to “shoot more”. Providing secretly mined data previously unknown to club coaches and analysts throughout European football, the Malaysian billionaire said: “If you shoot 30 times you'll get three goals, 40 times will be four goals, 50 times and you'll get five goals.
Swansea City's Russell Martin Insists Promotion Is Not A Priority . . . But Next Season Will Be Different
Russell Martin insists he is under no pressure to get Swansea City promoted this season – but next season will be different. The Swansea City head coach – whose team host Millwall tonight – is still looking for his first home victory of the Championship campaign. The Swans have so... Read More
Michael Flynn has told his Newport County team to collect the remaining six points that will take them into the League Two play-offs. The County manager hailed an “absolutely outstanding” first-half performance from his team after the Exiles hammered Scunthorpe United 4-0. A comfortable victory means their play-off hopes remain... Read More
Steve Cooper Has Produced A Hundred-Game Small Miracle . . . Yet Some Swansea City Fans Just Can't See It
With two games to spare, Swansea City have confirmed a place in the Championship play-offs. They have a manager who has been linked with a number of other jobs, including taking charge of England U21s, and yet some fans of the club are less than convinced by Steve Cooper. Fraser... Read More
Swansea City's Steve Cooper Insists: We've Achieved Nothing Yet . . . Except Some Days Off For Andre Ayew
Swansea manager Steve Cooper admitted he would be giving his players an extra day off after they secured a Championship play-off spot at Reading – but insisted they’d achieved nothing yet. His side came from a goal down at the Madejski Stadium to eventually draw 2-2, with the returning Andre Ayew... Read More
It’s now three goals in two games for Swansea City’s Liam Cullen – albeit over a three-month period. The 21-year-old returned to the Swansea squad for the first time at the weekend since scoring twice in the FA Cup win against Nottingham Forest on January 24th, a tie which also... Read More
Steve Cooper insists Swansea City are still fighting for automatic promotion despite admitting “time was precious” following his side’s 2-2 draw with Wycombe Wanderers. The gap between Swansea and second placed Watford is now down to six points after the latter surprisingly lost at Luton. Both contenders have four games... Read More