Entries by Paul

WALES SPORT AWARDS CELEBRATES 2016 SUCCESSES

In recognition of an unprecedented year for Welsh sport, it has been confirmed today that the 2016 Wales Sport Awards will take place on December 5 in Hoddinott Hall at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. Jointly run by BBC Wales and Sport Wales for the past three years, the ceremony recognises sporting success at […]

DAN BIGGAR AND WALES FOOTBALL SHINE AT THE WALES SPORT AWARDS

Wales rugby and Ospreys star Dan Biggar was named the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year for 2015 at the Wales Sport Awards this evening. Biggar, who had a stand-out Rugby World Cup and Six Nations season for Wales and another impressive season for the Ospreys was presented with the award by Nigel Owens at the Wales Sport […]

SWANSEA GYMNASTICS STALWART DOROTHY NEYLAND PICKS UP COMMUNITY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT ACCOLADE

After more than 40 years of providing gymnastics opportunities for young people in Swansea, Dorothy Neyland MBE has been honoured with a commmuity lifetime achievement award at the Wales Sport Awards this evening (Monday, December 7). Having seen Olga Korbut’s Olympic triumphs in 1972, Dorothy’s children wanted to take up gymnastics, so she started a […]

BBC WALES SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 2015 VOTING OPENS TODAY

The voting for BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year 2015 opens today, Monday, November 30. The eight contenders for the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year 2015 award are: Wales and Real Madrid footballer GARETH BALE, whose goals helped take Wales to Euro 2016 Ospreys and Wales Rugby Union international DAN BIGGAR who […]

COACH OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST REVEALED

Football, rowing and rugby union are represented as the 2015 Coach of the Year shortlist is revealed. Chris Coleman, Robin Williams and Warren Gatland have been picked out for achievements in 2015, with one of the high performance coaches to be named Coach of the Year at Wales Sport Awards 2015. Under manager Chris Coleman, […]

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR FINALIST – ADE HOWELL

Strange as it may sound, St Patrick’s Day is an auspicious date in the history of Welsh women’s rugby. Back in 2007, on March 17, Ade Howell invited his sister’s English university team to Neath Port Talbot to play the mothers of the junior boys’ team he was coaching. The mothers didn’t look back and […]

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR FINALIST – JAN DAVIES

When Jan Davies talks about running her B&B and smallholding, you begin to wonder whether she has superhuman powers to make more hours in a day. Why? Because for the past 31 years, she has also dedicated herself to developing Men’s Artistic Gymnastics in Wales. One of her sons, Gareth, showed particular interest in the […]

SHORTLIST FOR BBC WALES SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 2015 ANNOUNCED

The eight contenders for the prestigious BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year 2015 award have been revealed today (Tuesday, November 24). The contenders are: Wales and Real Madrid footballer GARETH BALE, whose goals helped take Wales to Euro 2016 Ospreys and Wales Rugby Union international DAN BIGGAR who had a stand-out Rugby World Cup […]

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR FINALIST – WENDY PRESSDEE

Her sport has taken her as far afield as Singapore and the Cook Islands but it isn’t the travel which keeps Wendy enthused about netball, it is the sheer delight of watching people play the game she loves. Wendy started playing netball in school and later set up a village team which competed at county […]