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GB Olympic Athletes Offered Help To Overcome Post-Games Blues

GB Olympic Athletes Offered Help To Overcome Post-Games Blues
Team GB athletes – including a record 31 from Wales - will be encouraged to take part in decompression programmes following the conclusion of the Paris Olympics in a move designed to follow the example of military personnel returning home. The initiative, which has been drawn up by the UK Sports Institute (UKSI), is intended to help competitors reacclimatise to life away from the tightly curated environment of the Olympic village and the routines imposed by competition.

We Need To Learn How To Win Tight Games, Admits Wales U20’s Richard Whiffin

We Need To Learn How To Win Tight Games, Admits Wales U20’s Richard Whiffin
The Wales U20 squad arrived home from their South African trip a frustrated group after falling to a 47-31 defeat to host nation South Africa at the World Junior Rugby Championship. It meant Ryan Woodman’s side ended eight overall with just one win, against Spain, from their five matches. It was a drop of two places on their 2023 finish, but performances and results in all games were closer than before.

Anna Hursey Ready For More Limelight At Paris Olympics

Anna Hursey Ready For More Limelight At Paris Olympics
Anna Hursey believes her long stint in the limelight, that began as a table tennis child prodigy, will prove invaluable when she goes to her first Olympic Games this summer. At just a month past her 18th birthday, the Welsh teenager will be one of the youngest members of the Great Britain squad heading to Paris later this month.

Paris Organisers Insist City Is Ready For The Olympic Games

Paris Organisers Insist City Is Ready For The Olympic Games
Paris Olympics supremo Tony Estanguet said Sunday that the city was "ready" for the Games as he played down complaints from some residents and businesses about the impact of the event. "We are ready as we head into the final phase," Estanguet told a press conference in Paris, five days from the opening ceremony on Friday.

Sabrina Fortune Smashes Own World Record in Paris Warm-Up

Sabrina Fortune Smashes Own World Record in Paris Warm-Up
Sabrina Fortune has shattered her own F20 shot put world record ahead of the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games. The 27-year-old from Deeside achieved a remarkable throw of 14.83m during a senior meeting at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on Sunday.

Mark Williams Says Modern Snooker Stars Owe So Much To Ray Reardon

Mark Williams Says Modern Snooker Stars Owe So Much To Ray Reardon
Ray Reardon has been hailed as the inspiration behind Mark Williams’ career following the death of one of snooker’s greatest champions. Welsh three-time world champion Williams hailed Reardon - who died at the weekend at the age of 91 - for paving the way for future generations of snooker players.

Potter’s Wheel . . . Things may be About to Turn Quickly for Former Swansea City Boss

Potter’s Wheel . . . Things may be About to Turn Quickly for Former Swansea City Boss
He may not have quite matched Billy McCandless’ 1948 record of winning his first three games in charge, but Graham Potter did okay as manager of Swansea City. There was no promotion from the Championship to the Premier League - the Swans finished 10th in his one season in charge in 2018-2019 - but there was enough to admire to realise why England may now be keen to make him their successor to the departed Gareth Southgate.

Richard Whiffin Admits Wales U20s Need To Stop Soft Tries As They Finish Eighth At World Championship

Richard Whiffin Admits Wales U20s Need To Stop Soft Tries As They Finish Eighth At World Championship
Wales’ campaign in the World Rugby U20 Championship finished in disappointing fashion with a 47-31 defeat to hosts South Africa in the 7th place final at the DHL Stadium in Cape Town. The Junior Springboks were determined to finish the championship on a winning note after suffering two defeats to Argentina.

Warren Gatland Admits Poor Judgement In Cory Hill Captaincy Fiasco

Warren Gatland Admits Poor Judgement In Cory Hill Captaincy Fiasco
Warren Gatland has admitted it was a terrible idea to make Cory Hill a Wales captain. The Wales coach said he regretted the decision to give the honour to Hill for the final game of the tour to Australia, what proved to be a one-point victory over Queensland Reds.

Morgan Morse Set To Make History As The Wisest Head On Young Shoulders

Morgan Morse Set To Make History As The Wisest Head On Young Shoulders
Morgan Morse will become the most-capped player for Wales U20 when he plays against the Junior Springboks in the final game at the 2024 World Rugby Junior Championship. It will be his 24th appearance, taking him past the 23 won by former Scarlets wing Ryan Conbeer, but he could go on to win 10 more next season.

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Wales Boss Rob Page Needs Big Pick-Me Up In Slovakia After Gibraltar Flop

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Bowen's Blast Seals Uefa Elite Place For Wales

Wales have qualified play against Europe’s elite in the Uefa Under-19 Championships. Their 2-0 win against San Marino at Nantporth, Bangor sent manager Paul Bodin’s team through to the Elite round of the competition. Wales finished runners-up to Scotland, who drew 2-2 against Sweden in their group match. Lewis Collins (52 mins) and... Read More

Saints' Teenager Christian Fires Welsh Uefa Winner

Wales powered to victory against Sweden in their Uefa under-19 Championship qualifying match at Nantporth, Bangor. The Welsh boys produced an outstanding team performance and earned their win against the group’s top seeds. Bury's Joe Adams and substitute Christian Norton, who plays at the Southampton Academy, scored the goals for manager Paul... Read More

Young Wales Suffer Heartache In Uefa Under-19 Clash

Wales suffered in their first match during Uefa under-19 Championship qualifying in North Wales. An 85th minute penalty, converted by Billy Gilmour, earned Scotland a 2-1 victory at Belle Vue, Rhyl. Manager Paul Bodin expected Scotland to provide the toughest test for his young Wales side in this qualifying tournament and the... Read More

Ethan Inspires Wales Under-19 Players Says Bodin

Welsh international Ethan Ampadu is the inspiration for players in manager Paul Bodin’s Wales under-19 squad. That's Bodin's view as he prepares his young Welsh players for Uefa under-19 Championship action. Chelsea’s Ampadu is 18-years-old and still qualifies for Bodin’s group, but is now playing senior international football. “For players like Ethan, who... Read More

Brennan's Double Strike For Wales In Polish Success

Brennan Johnson, an English-born teenager who has chosen to play for Wales, underlined his quality during the under-19 international win against Poland. Johnson, the son of former Jamaica, Ipswich and Nottingham Forest player David, scored two outstanding goals in a 2-0 friendly win against the Poles at Nantporth, Bangor. Brennan started his... Read More
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