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.
Welsh Football Is Breaking Wales Free Of Its Shackles . . . As Years Of Hard Work Is Rewarded With World Cup Qualification
By Rob Carbon Welsh football is finally breaking free of the shackles and emerging from the shadow of Welsh Rugby. The UEFA survey all but confirms that football is taking centre stage in Wales’ sporting theatre, with the recent result against Ukraine and the incredible atmosphere on Sunday night emphasising football's new... Read More
By Harry Corish Welsh football fans will continue to watch free to air coverage of the national team in the Welsh language, thanks to a deal struck with S4C. S4C has secured exclusive UK free-to-air broadcast rights to show the Wales football team’s matches from 2022 to 2024. An agreement was in doubt... Read More
FAW Chief Noel Mooney Talks The Talk - And Tweets The Tweet - But The New TV Deal Is A Shocking Kick In The Teeth To Welsh Football Fans
Watching Wales play football on TV for nothing, and in the Welsh language, is about to become history. The FAW have signed up for a brave new world of Nordic streaming channels with monthly fees, so untested the service doesn’t even exist yet in the UK. Feeling let down? So... Read More
By Gareth James Wales are part of the UK and Ireland formal bid to host Euro 2028 to UEFA. The five associations confirmed in a joint statement issued on Wednesday morning that an ‘expression of interest’ (EOI) had been filed, which has the support of the governments of the UK, Ireland, Scotland... Read More
By Paul Jones Wales’ chances of being part of a successful bid to host the European Championship is six years’ time have improved – thanks to Italy. The Italians have indicated to UEFA - European football’s governing body - their interest in hosting the 2032 European Championship, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC)... Read More
New FAW chief executive Noel Mooney says UEFA would welcome a British and Irish bid for the 2030 World Cup. Mooney spent 10 years at UEFA and worked with all 55 European federations in his role as head of strategic development there before joining the FAW in July. The Irishman’s... Read More