Lauren Williams returned to competition after Tokyo 2020 with a gold medal winning performance at the Dutch Open in Eindhoven. Williams, who marked her Olympic debut in Japan with a superb silver medal, stepped up from -67kg to -73kg for her first fight of the Paris 2024 cycle. “Tactically, it was a lot different,” said the Welsh star. “The girls weren’t as quick and as intense as I am used to.
Lewis Prosser believes Welsh hockey is on course for a year to savour after he helped Wales men’s team qualify for the World Cup for the first time. Not only did Prosser set a new record mark of 159 caps for his country last weekend, when he made his 159th appearance, but he guided his team to the tournament finals in India, which take place at the start of 2023. The unparalleled achievement means Wales can look forward to a bumper few months of elite hockey competition with the Eurohockey Championships, the Commonwealth Games and the World Cup all in the space of less than a year.
Sophie Ingle has admitted not so long ago she would never have believed Wales could stand on the threshold of a record crowd by means of a fixture against Estonia. But that is exactly where Wales are poised to be for Tuesday night’s qualifier for the Women’s World Cup which is taking place at the Cardiff City Stadium. The Football Association of Wales are confident that the current highest attendance for a Wales women’s international match – the 5,052 who saw Wales play England at Rodney Parade in 2018 – will be eclipsed.
Two Welsh endurance athletes were in national record breaking form in Yorkshire over the weekend. On Saturday, race walker Bethan Davies set a new British 35k record in Leeds, while Sunday saw Charlotte Arter break the 37-year-old Welsh 10k record in the same city.
Jason Pritchard has won the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship title for a third time in a row after scoring maximum points on the final round, the Ford Parts Cheviot Stages Rally.
Of all the strange revelations given to Cardiff City supporters groups last weekend in a meeting with chairman Mehmet Dalman, surely the least surprising was that owner Vincent Tan has a preference for “a direct style of football.” Of course, he does. This is a man, lest we forget, who told the players when he met them back in 2016 to “shoot more”. Providing secretly mined data previously unknown to club coaches and analysts throughout European football, the Malaysian billionaire said: “If you shoot 30 times you'll get three goals, 40 times will be four goals, 50 times and you'll get five goals.
Cardiff Devils have started their pre-season training camp and are three weeks away from their first competitive match. Devils players took to the ice for their first day of training camp this morning in preparation for the 2019-20 season. All the remaining players arrived safely over the weekend to join the rest... Read More
Andrew Lord has been tweaking his Devils lines during the build-up to their Champions Hockey League match against Swedish title winners Vaxjo Lakers this evening (Tuesday, 7.30pm). Cardiff head coach Lord switched Charles Linglet and Joey Haddad during the third period of their Elite League home win against Dundee Stars at... Read More
Group G in this season’s Champions Hockey League might appear to be a foregone conclusion, but for Cardiff Devils every minute on the ice against top European opposition is an opportunity to learn and push themselves on towards the next level (writes Matthew Burgess). Swedish heavyweights Vaxjo Lakers, losing CHL finalists... Read More
Cardiff Devils are in the groove and aiming for more trophies. They have played 10 Elite League and cup matches this season, scoring 45 goals and conceding 18. Devils hit back from 2-1 down after the first period to win at Ice Arena Wales, scoring three goals in the final period to... Read More
Cardiff Devils are desperately close to being genuine contenders to qualify for the Champions Hockey League last 32. They won’t make it through the groups this season, but the reigning Elite League champions are close to taking that next step. Devils lost 3-1 against Vaxjo Lakers in Sweden on Tuesday, but are... Read More
Canadian hit-man Mike Hedden leads Cardiff Devils’ scoring in Champions League ice hockey - and has Vaxjo Lakers in his sights this evening. Hedden has scored three goals and added an assist in four group fixtures for Devils and he is level with Vaxjo’s leading marksman Austin Ortega, a 24-year-old Californian. Ortega,... Read More