Swansea City's chief executive Julian Winter has defended the sale of Wales centre-back Joe Rodon insisting it helped secure the future of the club. Winter has not confirmed the fee - reputed to be £11million + add-ons - the Swans received from Tottenham on deadline day just hours after manager Steve Cooper put him in the £25m bracket.
Manager Michael Flynn is refusing to get carried away after seeing his Newport County maintain their impressive start to the season. The Exiles made it back to back wins since their only defeat against League Two leaders Cambridge thanks to Tristan Abrahams penalty in the 1-0 win at Stevenage.
Midfielder Hayley Ladd says Wales are close to their pinnacle of qualifying for the European Championships finals. Wales host the Faroe Islands in Newport on Thursday (22 October) before the visit of Norway to Cardiff five days later.
Blair Riley talks passionately about winning the Elite League title and believes Cardiff Devils would have been crowned British ice hockey champions in 2020 has it not been for Coronavirus.
Wales’ Rebecca Baker will make her Vitality Netball Superleague debut with Celtic Dragons in 2021. The 23-year-old has recently broken into the national senior squad having played for the U21s at the Netball World Youth Cup in Botswana in 2017.
Steve Cooper admitted he “didn’t like” Swansea City’s performance at Coventry City which the head coach admitted lacked fight and intensity. Cooper watched his team earn a 1-1 draw at St. Andrew’s during which the Sky Blues missed a hatful of late chances to take the victory. The patchy display by the Swans came after their home defeat to Huddersfield and although they remain fourth in the Championship table, the momentum from their rapid start to the campaign seems to be waning.
Ross Moriarty wants Wales to light up a few smiles this weekend - 24 hours after the circuit breaker lockdown has been imposed. The Dragons star will aim to help lift the spirits of a nation as Wayne Pivac’s side finally prepare to return to Test rugby. When Wales run out to face France in Paris on Saturday it will end a run of 231 days since they last played at international level after the Covid-19 pandemic stopped rugby dead in its tracks.
Welsh weightlifters have started their countdown to the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in a virtual world. The likes of 2018 champ Gareth Evans, Hannah Powell and Catrin Jones have been starved of competition due to COVID-19 restrictions.
There was a distinctly Cardiff-based theme running through the fastest times registered during the Bannister Virtual Miles event held this week. The time trial was organised by the British Milers Club to raise money for charity and celebrate the 66th anniversary of Sir Roger Bannister breaking the four-minute mile barrier.... Read More
Coaching Guru James Thie . . . On Work-Outs, Kids, And Avoiding The Loneliness Of The Lost Distance Runner
James Thie is a busy man – even when he’s locked down. The former top four world ranked 1500m runner, now the power behind athletics at Cardiff Met, is keeping his own wheels turning, as well as those of plenty of others, as he told Owen Morgan. Athletics has played... Read More
On the day the Tokyo Olympics countdown clock clicked down to exactly one year to go, there were two notable guest performances at the Welsh Under-20 Athletics International in Cardiff. Wales Commonwealth Games hammer thrower Osian Jones bettered his own Welsh record set at a pre-Gold Coast game meeting in... Read More
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Johnny Hopkins will get the chance to double up on his Commonwealth dreams when he dons the red vest of Wales once again on Sunday to compete in the Cardiff University / Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships. The 26-year-old Swansea Harrier made his Commonwealth Games debut at Gold Coast earlier in... Read More
Jog On, Jake Heyward . . . The Welsh Kid Who's Run Past Coe, Ovett And Cram . . . And Now His Own Coach
How good is Welsh middle distance runner Jake Heyward? Good enough to be faster at 19 than Seb Coe, Steve Ovett and Steve Cram. That’s how good. Rob Cole tracks the Welsh teenager’s latest milestone. You would have thought the tension would be running high at the Team Thie track... Read More