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Zoe Backstedt's World Cup CX Campaign Hit By COVID-19 Rules

Zoe Backstedt's chances of claiming another UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup victory this month have been dashed by COVID-19 regulations. Cycling's governing body has cancelled the junior women's races that were scheduled to take place victory in Belgium, in Namur on 20 December and Dendermonde on 27 December.

It's A Case Of Steady Elfyn As Evans Launches WRC Title Bid In Monza

Elfyn Evans admitted he took it steady as he got his bid to be crowned World Rally Champion underway in Monza. Having had a spin in the pre-event shakedown earlier in the morning, the title pacesetter took a cautious approach on SS1 in Monza's F1 circuit.

Diversity Levels In Welsh Sport Described As "Shameful" After New Survey

Former Wales striker Nathan Blake has told sports in Wales to stop talking and start doing something about their lack of diversity. His call comes after an ITV Wales investigation revealed levels of diversity that were described as "shocking" and "shameful" by Race Council Cymru. A survey conducted showed there are only 19 people from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background out of 765 employees across some of Wales' biggest sports governing bodies.

FAW Back Laura McAllister Bid For FIFA

Laura McAllister has been backed by the Football Association of Wales to bring expertise and insight to world football’s governing body. Professor McAllister – a former Wales captain, former chair of Sport Wales and now professor of public policy and governance at Cardiff University – has is standing for election to FIFA’s council. Nominated by the FAW and backed by the other home associations, McAllister is bidding to become UEFA’s designated female representative on FIFA council.

Gerwyn Price Facing All-Wales Clash When He Starts World Championship Bid

Gerwyn Price could face an all Wales clash when he begins his bid for the William Hill World Darts Championship later this month. The No 3 seed has been drawn against either countryman Jamie Lewis or Luke Woodhouse in the second round.

Wales Golf Events To Return Next Year In New Finals Format

Golfers around Wales will be able to enjoy the first Club Finals Weekend next year, with several of the traditional tournaments being wrapped into one event. The COVID-19 pandemic meant those events were cancelled in 2020, but also saw lessons learned which have contributed to planning ahead for their hopeful return in 2021.

Elfyn Evans' Shakedown Spin A Timely Warning For WRC Title Bid

Elfyn Evans discovered just how treacherous this weekend's World Rally Championship title decider could be as he spun on the pre-event shakedown in Monza. The title pacesetter was caught-out at one of the chicanes in the snowy and slippery conditions on the F1 circuit.

Made In Dolgellau, Forged In Cumbria, Crowned In Monza - The Path To World Glory Taken By Elfyn Evans

Elfyn Evans is on the verge of becoming the first Welshman to win the FIA World Rally Championship drivers’ title, with just the final Rally Monza (3-6 December) between him and glory. And after a remarkable first season with the Toyota team, the 31-year old Dolgellau ace doesn’t need to win the event to secure the title.

George North Told To Prove He Can Be A Lucky 13 For Wales After Jonathan Davies

George North has been told to answer the big question of what comes next at outside centre for Wales after Jonathan Davies. The man looking for clues is Wales coach Wayne Pivac, who has named North at No.13, rather than on the wing, to face Italy on Saturday. Davies has been injured since the defeat to Ireland three weeks ago and although Pivac said he could have played this weekend, the coach is anxious to examine long term options to replace a player who will be 33 in April.

Steve Cooper Admits Sliding Swansea City Have Come Up Short

Steve Cooper admitted Swansea City dropped their standards in defeat at Middlesbrough as they slipped out of the Championship play-off places. The Swans head coach accused his players of falling from the levels that had brought two victories and a draw in their previous three games as they lost 2-1 to Neil Warnock’s side. The defeat – Swansea’s third of the season – dropped the club to seventh in the table, although the positions are so tight they are still only two points off leaders Norwich City, who also lost last night.

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Joel Makin-g Stunning Progress In World Rankings

Welsh squash ace Joel Makin is eyeing up a place among the World top eight players. Pembrokeshire-born Makin goes into the 2019-20 season at number 13 and earned a confidence-boosting win against Egyptian Mohamed ElShorbagy, the former World number one. “I have shown I can beat guys in the top 10,” says... Read More

World Ranked Lake And Creed Favourites To Clash In Llantrisant's PSA Open Squash Final This Weekend

Former European Junior Champion Nathan Lake, from Gloucestershire, was top seed for a World ranking squash tournament in South Wales this weekend. Cheltenham-born Lake, a 26-year-old who plays out of the East Glos club, has been drawn against Liam Eason in the first round. Eason, aged 21 and from the Rhondda, is... Read More

Llantrisant's Matthew Favourite For Ross Scaccia Open

Matthew Williams, Llantrisant SRC’s number one, is top seed for the Ross Scaccia Open being played at Llanishen Leisure Centre and St Mellons Country Club this weekend. Williams plays Connor Hall in his opening match and the winner will take on Andy Stancaitis or Owen Heyes. James Powell, from host club Llanishen... Read More

Welshman Emyr, England's Patrick In Rhiwbina Cracker

Welshman Emyr Evans and England’s Patrick Rooney fought out a fiercely contested match in the Welsh Open Squash Championships at Rhiwbina SRC. The two young squash professionals battled it out for 69 minutes before 20-year-old Rooney, from St Helen’s, emerged the winner. Cardiff-born Evans, 21, was desperately close to victory and led... Read More

Squash Wales Pay Tribute Ross - One Of Their Own

Squash Wales pay tribute to one of their own at Llanishen Leisure Centre next month. Ross Scaccia, a leading member of the St Mellons and Llanishen clubs, passed away in December and a tournament has been organised in his memory. The Scaccia event will be played at Llanishen LC over the weekend... Read More

Rhiwbina Venue For Men's Professional Welsh Squash Open

Professional squash returns to Cardiff during May when the second men's Welsh Open championships are played at Rhiwbina SRC. Welsh players Joel Makin, Peter Creed and Emyr Evans could all be eligible to compete in the Professional Squash Association $10,000 World Tour tournament. Rhiwbina launched the Welsh Open a year ago, bringing... Read More
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