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 Athletics Championships
Lauren Evans and Lemarl Freckleton were two of the stand-out performers on the first day of the Welsh Athletics Championships in Cardiff on Saturday. With members of the Welsh Commonwealth Games athletics team announced on Wednesday being introduced to the crowd, Evans celebrated her own selection for Birmingham in fine... Read More
Gold Coast Commonwealth Games race walk medallist Bethan Davies has bounced back from illness to gain the nomination standard for next year's games in Birmingham. Davies enjoyed an outstanding 2018 season which saw her dominate the domestic scene, compete at the European Championships and take bronze in the 20k race... Read More
Holly Bradshaw returned 'home' to Wales to celebrate her Olympic Games bronze medal winning performance on Sunday. On the day a huge welcome home party for Great Britain's Olympic heroes was being held in London, Bradshaw was busy competing at the Welsh Athletics Championships in Cardiff. And the athlete, who... Read More
Tom Marshall Holds Off Rising Star Osian Perrin (Just) To Become Welsh Champion Again After Thrilling Race
Tom Marshall won his 16th Welsh title across all running disciplines on Sunday in one of the closest races of his illustrious career. The Cardiff middle distance star has moved up to run 5,000m on the track this season after making his name primarily over 800 and 1500m. But he... Read More
Adele Nicoll . . . Seven Years Of Waiting And Now She Has Commonwealth Games And Winter Olympics In Her Diary
Shot putter Adele Nicoll took her last chance to claim a Commonwealth Games qualifying standard on Saturday before turning her attention to her bobsleigh ambitions. The Birchfield Harrier had been knocking on the door of claiming the qualifying standard all season, but appeared to be running out of time when... Read More
A weekend at the Welsh Athletics Championships in Cardiff was just what the doctor ordered for Sarah Abrams. The Blackheath and Bromley athlete only started work as a newly qualified doctor on Wednesday and won the Welsh triple jump title on Saturday. Abrams, normally a long jumper, had opted for... Read More