Seven Welsh swimmers have been named in British Swimming's World Class Programme for 2020/21. Georgia Davies (Energy Standard), Calum Jarvis (Bath NC) and Alys Thomas (Swim Swansea) have been named in the Podium programme.
Jarrod Skalde is Cardiff Devils new head coach. The Canadian, 49, will take over the role in the next few months when COVID-19 restrictions allow.
Sophie Ingle believes mighty Chelsea and little Vale Wanderers have been crucial influences in her route to becoming a Welsh centurion. Ingle will win her 100th cap in Oslo tonight when Wales attempt to put a dent in Norway’s leadership of their Euro qualifying group. It is a fittingly significant match for a notable personal milestone. Only Jess Fishlock and Loren Dykes have reached three figures among Wales’ footballers – women or men.
The Welsh Amateur Golf Championships for Men and Ladies have been cancelled for 2020 following the latest lockdown rules in many areas of the country, Wales Golf has announced. The Ladies Amateur Championship was due to be held in Rhuddlan, North Wales this weekend.
Chairman Howard King has revealed that Merthyr Town would have gone bust by November had they started the season playing behind closed doors. The Southern League outfit have taken the decision to suspend playing in the 2021-21 season due to the problems caused by COVID-19.
Swansea City fought back from a goal down to beat South Wales rivals Cardiff City 3-1 in their Professional Under-18 Development League match at Landore. Welsh-born striker James Crole fired the Bluebirds ahead after nine minutes before Josh Thomas, Cameron Congreve and Morgan Clarke scored to earn the Swans victory.
Gareth Bale’s return to Tottenham will spark an immediate impact within Jose Mourinho’s squad, according to Wales manager Ryan Giggs. Bale may have been on the sidelines at his new club as Spurs thrashed Southampton 5-2 at the weekend, but that may be only the start of a more lasting influence according to his international boss. Reflecting on Bale’s loan move from Real Madrid, Giggs said: “It’s a huge boost when you see someone like that walk through the door.
Gerwyn Price produced. a stunning comeback to win the World Series title for the first time in Salzburg. The 35-year-old won seven out of eight legs to beat Rob Cross 11-9 in Austria and extend his winning run to 17 matches.
Tesni Evans and Joel Makin saw their PSA Manchester Open run ended at the quarter-finals. Wales' top duo both went out against higher-seeded opponents after last eight battles.
Taulupe Faletau insists a win over England at Twickenham would help but not define Wales’ Six Nations campaign. Defeats against Ireland and France have left hopes of a successful title defence in tatters for Wales, who play England on March 7. Last year’s Grand Slam winners last won a Six... Read More
The World Cup starts next week and after another Grand Slam season optimism is in the air across the nation. But, wait . . . here’s our brooding columnist Robin Davey – the Prince of Pessimism – to find plenty of dark clouds on the horizon. Wales have landed in... Read More
Wales pair Taulupe Faletau and Gareth Anscombe have been sent a message of sympathy from Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony – but the Lions star warned: There’s more injury misery to come. Anscombe has followed Faletau in being ruled out of the World Cup, the fly-half suffering a knee injury at Twickenham... Read More
Warren Gatland has revealed that Taulupe Faletau was still some way behind the rest of the Wales players when he was ruled out of the World Cup. Faletau broke his collarbone in training last week and will stay at home with Bath when his international teammates head for Japan next... Read More
The dress rehearsals ahead of the World Cup are primed and Robin Davey says a Wales squad with 14 wins behind them should want to keep the habit - even if it means some chopping and changing. It’s World Cup warm-up time and though the matches may be friendlies before... Read More
Cory Hill has welcomed Wales’ demanding World Cup warm-up programme and predicted they will be “flat-out” Test matches. Wales play England and Ireland home and away in the next month, starting with a trip to Twickenham on Sunday. It is a testing schedule which has raised eyebrows in some quarters,... Read More