Rhys Jones has described being selected for a third Commonwealth Games as his “gold medal moment”. Anything else he achieves on the Alexander Stadium track in Birmingham this summer will be a bonus, says the para sprinter.
So, the Ryan Giggs Wales era has officially ended. It was an announcement which almost certainly represents a full-stop conclusion to the strained 30-year association between the Cardiffian and his national football team. The word “officially” is important here: in both practical and emotional terms Robert Page is already Wales manager.
Profits made from Wales qualifying for the World Cup – expected to be around £4m - will go into improving grassroots facilities, the Football Association of Wales have pledged. The overall commercial revenue from Wales reaching their first finals of the tournament for 64 years could be at least £10m, it has been estimated. But the guaranteed part of that income – which comes from the FIFA prize money pot – will go straight into benefitting the game at lower levels.
Team GB Taekwondo Star Beth Munro Hopes To Inspire Others To Get Involved At The Swansea Para Sport Festival
By Hannah Blackwell Welsh taekwondo star Beth Munro won silver at the Paralympic Games last year and after rising through the ranks with Disability Sport Wales, she is now focused on inspiring others to take up opportunities such as the Swansea Para Sport Festival this summer. Starting off with a Disability Sport... Read More
Paralympic Star Olivia Breen Eager For More Success With Wales At Next Year's Commonwealth Games After Living The Dream In Tokyo
Olivia Breen achieved her lifelong dream at the Tokyo Paralympics but she is now looking forward to getting back into her Welsh kit and inspiring even more people to take up sport, as she tells Tom Prosser. Paralympic star Olivia Breen can’t wait to represent Wales at next year’s Commonwealth Games... Read More
David Smith is the Cristiano Ronaldo of boccia and has the accolades to prove it, after winning yet another medal at this summers Paralympics, he is now focused on promoting the sport which is accessible to anyone, as he tells Tom Prosser. Paralympic champion David Smith once dreamed about becoming an... Read More
By Tom Prosser Wales’ Olympic and Paralympic heroes were celebrated at a special homecoming at the Senedd on Monday evening. Three time gold medalist Aled Davies, Taekwondo silver medalist Lauren Williams and Joshua Bugajski who won bronze in the rowing were all in attendance. Hockey bronze medal duo Leah Wilkinson and Sarah Jones... Read More
By Tom Prosser Swansea’s Paul Karabardak says his “dreams have come true” after winning his second Paralympic medal in the space of a week, as he claimed silver in the table tennis team event. Karabardak has had to wait a long time for his first Paralympic medal after previously competing at the... Read More
Aled Davies is arguably one of the most successful Paralympians of all time, his success has been an inspiration to many people all over the world. He is now aiming to make it a hat-trick in Tokyo after winning gold at both London 2012 and Rio 2016, as Tom Prosser... Read More