Tributes Paid To Peter Thomas After Death Of Former Cardiff Chairman

Tributes have been paid throughout Welsh rugby after the death of Peter Thomas, the former Cardiff chairman. A hugely influential figure within the sport, the 79-year-old passed away on Wednesday, three years after he was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Gareth Bale . . . Ex-footballer, now Red Wall Member

Gareth Bale Farewell
Gareth Bale was given a rousing send-off by Wales supporters before their Euro 2024 qualifier against Latvia in Cardiff. Five-times Champions League winner Bale retired from football in January after making a record 111 appearances for the Wales men’s national team.

Table Service Now Available Every Week In Merthyr

Callum Evans
Merthyr Tydfil’s sporting heritage is rich and well-documented, but a new chapter is being written thanks to an innovative tie-up between the town’s college and Table Tennis Wales. The famous sporting sons and daughters of the old industrial town – such as boxers Howards Winstone and Johnny Owen, judoka Natalie Powell, footballer Mark Pembridge and netballer Chelsea Lewis – could soon be joined by the next generation of table tennis internationals.

So Far, So Good . . . Two Games, Four Points, But We Won’t Get Carried Away, Says Wales Boss Rob Page

Kieffer Moore of Wales celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-0
Wales manager Robert Page declared it a case of “job done” after his team continued a promising start to their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign by beating Latvia 1-0 in Cardiff. Kieffer Moore’s first-half header made the difference, with the victory following a 1-1 draw away to Croatia three days ago.

Barry Town United Will Keep the Party Going

Lee Kendall
Lee Kendall has told his Barry Town United champions to forget about next season for now – and savour the sweet taste of success. Barry are sipping champagne and going back up to the JD Cymru Premier as champions, their Cymru South title confirmed by a thumping 5-0 triumph at home to Pontardawe Town at the weekend.

Brian Davies Insists Sport Wales Can Make A Difference

Brian Davies
New Sport Wales chief executive Brian Davies insists the organisation is equipped to face the changing landscape for sport, health and fitness throughout Wales. Having been acting CEO for the past 18 months, Davies has been confirmed as the long-term successor to Sarah Powell.

Wales Star Natasha Cockram And The Heart-Warming Story Of Her GB Selection

Natasha Cockram
Natasha Cockram’s selection for Great Britain’s team at this summer World Athletics Championships was just what the doctor ordered for the marathon runner and her family. When the Micky Morris Racing team athlete was announced as the first name on the GB team last Tuesday, Cockram’s father was undergoing heart surgery.

Wrexham’s Former Watford And England Goalkeeper Ben Foster Insists: I’m A Low Maintenance Guy

Ben Foster
Ben Foster has told Wrexham fans worried he may need Premier League pampering: “Don’t worry – I’m low maintenance.” The former England goalkeeper kept a clean sheet on his debut for the club as they beat York City 3-0 at the weekend to move another step nearer towards a return to the Football League. Foster, 39, had signed for the club earlier in the week on a short-term deal until the end of the season as cover for the injured Rob Lainton.

Matthew Hirst Hits A Rally North Wales Hat-Trick As Ryland James Remains 600 Not Out

Matthew Hirst and Declan Dear
Matthew Hirst celebrated a hat-trick of Get Jerky Rally North Wales wins on Saturday to launch the defence of his Motorsport UK Pirelli Welsh Rally Championship title in ominous fashion – while the Welshpool-based event was also a special one for St Clears co-driver Ryland James, who notched up his 600th rally start. In a rallying career spanning seven decades and 54 years, James guided Carmarthen’s Gareth Lewis home to a second in class (and 50th overall) result in their Ford Escort RS2000 Mk1 – proving that he’s finally got the hang of route notes and time cards!

Ramsey And Son . . . Wales Skipper Aaron Sees Sonny Day Ahead Against Latvia

Aaron Ramsey
It will be interesting to see who is the proudest person leading out Wales in front of a packed house at Cardiff City Stadium against Latvia on Tuesday night – Wales skipper Aaron Ramsey or his seven-year-old son, Sonny. Both got a taste of captaincy last weekend - Aaron with Wales in Croatia and Sonny with the pre-academy side at Cardiff Cosmos.

South Wales derby

Cardiff City Boss Steve Morison Compares Rubin Colwill To Phil Foden… And Insists Bluebirds Will Not Cave Into The Hype

By Harry Corish Rubin Colwill will start on the bench for Cardiff City tomorrow in the South Wales derby after manager Steve Morison insisted he would not get carried away by the hype. Colwill scored his first goal for Wales against the Czech Republic in midweek in an impressive first home start. But... Read More

Cardiff City v Swansea City . . . A Noisy Local Fight The Rest Of The World Will Walk Straight Past

It’s derby day in South Wales on Saturday. It should feel gripping, but instead it’s all a little slack for Fraser Watson who reckons Cardiff City and Swansea City will indulge in a private battle of sound and fury that might not even be heard anywhere over the Severn Bridge.  Cardiff v Swansea,... Read More

Swansea City Manager Russell Martin Calls On His Players To Be The "Dominant" Team Ahead Of South Wales Derby Clash With Cardiff

By Tom Prosser Swansea City boss Russell Martin wants his side to the “dominant” team in Sunday’s South Wales derby against Cardiff and believes the make-up of the two teams is very different. “Every manager tries to find the best way to play for their team,” says Martin. “I’m not overly focused... Read More

Cardiff City Boss Mick McCarthy Admits A Defeat To Rivals Swansea Would Only "Add Fuel To The Fire" Regarding His Future At The Club

By Tom Prosser Cardiff City manager Mick McCarthy admits a defeat to arch rivals Swansea on Sunday would only “add fuel to the fire” regarding his own future at the club after a spell of five consecutive league defeats. “If you think I’m under any pressure other than wanting to win the... Read More

Swansea City Boss Russell Martin Delighted To Get "Three Important Players Back" Ahead Of Huge Clash With Cardiff City

By Paul Jones Swansea City manager Russell Martin says the international break has been a big help to his squad with Ryan Bennett, Oliver Ntcham and Michael Obafemi all using the time to get back up to full fitness ahead of Sunday’s South Wales derby against Cardiff City. The trio have linked... Read More

South Wales Derby. . .Referee Announced For Grudge Match Between Swansea City And Cardiff City

By Tom Prosser Championship referee James Linington has been confirmed as the referee for Sunday’s South Wales derby between Swansea and Cardiff. This will be Linington’s first South Wales derby but he has taken charge of both teams on many previous occasions. Cardiff have a terrific record with Linington as referee, having won... Read More
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