Tag: Wales

Georgina Roberts: Cancer and transforming a ‘neglected’ sport

Photo credit: Georgina Roberts Georgina Roberts talks to Alasdair Hooper about a difficult 2019 for her and her family, learning to accept who she is and why she wants to ensure shooting becomes more accepted as a sport. I am Georgina Roberts; I shoot Olympic…

Sugar hoping for sweet success at Tokyo 2020

Laura Sugar is one of those athletes you can’t help but be jealous of. Many of us can only dream of being skilled enough to play for our country in one sport. Sugar has represented hers in three. She made her debut for Wales’…

Fallon Sherrock is making PDC history but darts has a long way to go yet

Following Fallon Sherrock’s two historic victories at the 2020 PDC World Darts Championship, Ollie Godden explains how darts still has a long way to go when it comes to encouraging women to play the game. As Fallon Sherrock stepped up to the oche on…

#50) Leah Wilkinson

Photo credit: Hockey Wales Alun Wyn Jones, Jess Fishlock, Ryan Giggs, Helen Weston, Sam Warburton, Sarah Thomas – just some of the incredible athletes to have come out of Wales. Each has a multitude of accolades – both individual and team – to their…

Women’s Six Nations Special: Jade Konkel

There are few better sights in rugby than seeing a forward charging at full pelt, ball in hand, bouncing off tackles left, right and centre. The modern era of the game has been privileged to see some of the best exponents of this, from…

#23) Liz Nicholl CBE

Photo credit: UK Sport Ask any British Olympic medalist the story behind their success and often they will tell you it’s down to help they received from others. While everyone has their own unique path, look closely into the journey of many athletes from…

#19) Lizzy Yarnold

Retirement is one of sport’s inevitabilities, alongside success, failure and injury. And while there will always be some upset at seeing their favourite athletes walking away, the mark of one that’s truly special is the universal outpouring of love sent their way after making…

WSL 2016 Preview – Part II

Here is the second part of my preview of the 2016 WSL. You can find the first part here: https://ransports.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/wsl-2016-preview-part-i/ Liverpool: History Although they won three successive FA Cups between 1994-1996, Liverpool have always been a team that have flitted in between the top and…

Something needs to be done, NOW

After receiving four huge blows to his head recently, the decision to rest Welsh rugby star George North for a month seems like a good one, especially with the increasing worries surrounding concussion in contact sports. Whilst I am all in agreement that he should…

Heroics cover over the cracks

After England’s rugby union side almost pulled off a sensational result against France last Sunday, many fans were left feeling extremely positive about their chances at the upcoming World Cup. However, they didn’t do quite enough and finished runners-up for the fourth successive Six…