Cardiff Met have been forced to put up the ‘Sold Out’ signs a day ahead of their BUCS Super Rugby ‘Cardiff Clash’ with their noisy-neighbours Cardiff University on Wednesday, 5 October. More than 4,000 tickets were sold in the space of 10 days for the derby game at the Arms Park, putting the fixture on a par with attendances at the Dragons and Ospreys so far this season. Last season, the two Welsh capital universities clashed three times, with a mere five points splitting the two teams across the three fixtures.
Rubin Colwill is facing a fight to prove his readiness to go to the World Cup with Wales next month. The Cardiff City striker is set to miss two more Bluebirds games this week after a freak training accident ruled him out of last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Burnley. Interim boss Mark Hudson confirmed the Qatar hopeful won’t feature in Tuesday night’s home game against Blackburn Rovers and unless he gets back on the grass this week won’t feature at Wigan this weekend.
Alys Thomas has been forced to retire from competitive swimming. The 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist has called time on a glittering career on the advice of medical professionals due to an ongoing wrist injury. She first sustained the injury before the 2010 Games in Delhi, but her ambition to make a second Olympic Games in Paris in 2024 has gone.
Rachel Rowe insists Wales have not finished making history ahead of their first-ever Women’s World Cup play-off tie. Wales host Bosnia and Herzegovina in Cardiff on Thursday, the first of three potential games needed to reach next summer’s World Cup finals in Australia and New Zealand. “We’ve made history but we’re not finished,” said Reading midfielder Rowe, who will win her 50th cap against Bosnia.
Ryan Day has labelled his British Open snooker title triumph as the best performance of his career. The Welshman took the final four frames to defeat Mark Allen 10-7 after what was an incredibly tense affair to win the 2022 British Open. Coming into this showpiece encounter, Allen was the pre-match favourite, having easily turned over Noppon Saengkham in the semi-finals.
Elliot Kear will emulate Whitchurch High School classmate Sam Warburton by leading Wales at the Rugby League World Cup. Kear heads a 24-strong squad named by men’s head coach, John Kear, for the tournament in England - nothing up another success for the Cardiff school.
Rhondda Netball are campaigning for support in their bid to win £100,000, courtesy of housebuilders Persimmon Homes. The Valleys organisation are striving for public votes to back their aim of turning young players into leaders – a mission outlined by Charlotte Slye to Graham Thomas.Charlotte Slye admits that before she... Read More
Rhondda Netball are calling on supporters to back their bid for a share of £1m as they aim to develop more role models and leaders within their organisation. Having already become a regional winner, the Valleys netball charity – one of the largest female sports participation programmes in Wales –... Read More
Wales international Sara Bell says her Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School team are keen to test themselves against the best the Valleys has to offer at the Rhondda Cynon Taff Schools Netball Championship. The former Celtic Dragons Superleague player – now playing in the Premier League with Bath Toucans – coaches... Read More
Jayne Ludlow is preparing her Wales team for a vital upcoming Euro qualifier against Northern Ireland. Like the previous World Cup campaign, it’s a momentum-builder that is gathering energy and changing the perception of women’s sport in Wales. But she still sees limits on the opportunities for girls in all... Read More
Can netball challenge the established order of football and rugby in the Rhondda? It seems Rhondda Netball think so and the numbers of girls packed into clubs like Tonypandy would suggest the challenge is real. Graham Thomas went to find out. It’s Wednesday evening in Tonypandy and the Sky has fallen... Read More
What’s that lighting up the night skies in the Valleys? Probably a Rhondda Rocket, who are scorching towards the title in the A470 netball league – and blazing a trail for others to follow behind as Graham Thomas discovered. Rhondda Rockets are powering towards their first title as they bid... Read More