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 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
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
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 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
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’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 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 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
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.
Volunteers Set The Culture And The Tone Of The Organisation . . . Allowing Run 4 Wales To Go From Strength To Strength
By Harry Corish Former long-distance runner and Olympian Steve Brace - who ran in the 1992 and 1996 summer Olympics - believes volunteers are the bedrock for everything Run 4 Wales achieves. It is these volunteers who give their hard work and time to allow this charitable organisation to continue its good... Read More
After 903 Days Absence, The Cardiff Half Marathon Is Back And Better Than Ever
By Adam Cleary The Cardiff Half Marathon returns on Sunday for the first time since October 2019 after a pandemic enforced break. Race director and former marathon olympian, Steve Brace, was delighted that the famous event was making a long awaited return after seeing the 2020 and 2021 races cancelled. “Cardiff Half Marathon... Read More
Josh Griffiths Set For More Thrills At Barry Island
Team GB marathon man Josh Griffiths is aiming to continue his 10K winning streak at the ABP Barry Island 10K on Sunday. The Swansea Harrier is in pole position for the Healthspan Wales 10K title after racing to victory at the inaugural Healthspan Porthcawl 10K last month. Griffiths kicked on... Read More
Healthspan Porthcawl 10K: All You Need To Know About Inaugural Race
The inaugural Healthspan Porthcawl 10K will welcome 4,000 runners to the summertime hotspot on Sunday. Crowds of runners will race through the seaside led by a competitive elite field, before the rest of the family get involved on Porthcawl’s famous esplanade. As we count down the days to race... Read More
Coney Island Baby: Inaugural Porthcawl 10K Is A Sell-Out
The inaugural Healthspan Porthcawl 10K is a sell-out after more than 4,000 runners raced to sign up. The new addition to the Healthspan Wales 10K Series will make its debut on Sunday 7 July at the summertime hotspot. Entries sold-out on Father’s Day with just under a month to go... Read More
ABP Newport Wales Marathon: All You Need To Know About The Race
The second annual ABP Newport Wales Marathon will welcome 6,000 runners to the streets of the city on Sunday. Wales’ new national marathon left a lasting impression in its inaugural year in 2018, and will aim to build on that success on the May Day bank holiday weekend. Thousands of... Read More