Over 500 pupils compete at Welsh Schools National Track & Field Championships

IT'S been a busy week for Secondary School pupils across Wales with two big events having been held in the space of four days.

Over 500 of Wales’ top school pupils headed to the Cardiff International Sports Stadium in Leckwith on Saturday 7th July for the 2018 edition of the Welsh Schools National Track & Field Championships. The sun was again shining over the track with temperatures soaring into the high 20 Celsius as the races heated in the competition arena as athletes scored for...

Llanelli teenager represents Great Britain at European Youth Championships

AFTER years of hard work on and off the running track, a Carmarthenshire teenager wore the vest of Great Britain & Northern Ireland for the very first time over the weekend at the European Athletics U18 Youth Championships, which took place in Gyor (Hungary).

Ben Thomas, a sixth form pupil at Ysgol Y Strade Comprehensive School in Pwll, Llanelli went from competing for his local Llanelli and Carmarthen clubs to picking up his debut selection for Team GB in the 2,000m Steeplechase...

Nearly 300 runners take part in Ammanford 10K road race

THE town of Ammanford hosted the second of two running events in the space of a few weeks last Sunday (Jul 8) following the Junior Fun Run earlier in June where 380 youngsters ran around the track.

The Ammanford 10K Road Race incorporated the West Wales Road Running Championships for the first time and this boosted the number of people who attended on a warm morning to nearly 300 runners.

It was a route that suited novice and club runners alike and saw participants of all ages and...

Wayne Pivac to replace Warren Gatland as new Wales head coach

IT was been confirmed that head coach Wayne Pivac will leave the Scarlets at the end of the forthcoming season to take up the role of Wales Head Coach.

Wayne will take over from Warren Gatland, who is scheduled to step down after the 2019 Rugby World Cup when he will have served more than 12 years at the helm.

He will remain at the Scarlets for the entirety of the 2018/19 season and will only officially come under WRU employment in July 2019.

"First and foremost, on behalf of...

Carmarthen boxer Angelo Dragone has it figured out thanks to Clay Shaw Butler

CARMARTHEN boxer Angelo Dragone has it all figured out as he gets ready to start his professional career in the ring.

The 28-year-old milkman has secured sponsorship from Carmarthen-based chartered accountants and business consultants Clay Shaw Butler.

“It’s a big boost for me as I look forward to starting my professional boxing career,” said Angelo, who works for the family business, Nigel’s Dairy.

“David Butler and Mark Jones are big fans of sport and great supporters of...

More success for the girls of Llanelli Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy

IT was a successful weekend for the girls of Llanelli Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy who brought home 19 medals from the British Championships in Telford.

This included Laura Halford and Gemma Frizelle who both won gold medals in the Commonwealth games

The Academy took third overall in the Group Championship along with Under 12 and Under 10 championships.

Llanelli Online paid a visit to one of their training sessions yesterday, Monday (July 2) to have a...

ECB’s Women’s Softball Cricket Programme visits Dafen

NEARLY 100 women and girls took part in ECB’s Women’s Softball Cricket Programme which took place at Dafen Cricket Club yesterday, Sunday (July 1).

The ECB launched its Women’s Softball Cricket Programme this year and they’ve been working with local Cricket Clubs to host Festivals across the country this season.

A number of female Welsh Cricket Squad members were in attendance to support the ladies who were new to cricket, many of whom had never picked up a bat...

Mark Taylor leaves Scarlets with ‘immediate effect’

SCARLETS Team Manager Mark Taylor will leave the region, with immediate effect, for personal reasons.

The 52-times capped centre, and British & Irish Lion, joined the region ahead of the 2016-17 season.

Well-respected by Scarlets colleagues and peers across the rugby fraternity Taylor was a part of the management team when the Scarlets were crowned Guinness PRO12 champions in May 2017.

A replacement will be recruited in due course to ensure preparations for the forthcoming...

No football as developers fence off makeshift pitch

RAY Jones has a history in football. He takes his nickname 'Duncan' from the Man Utd footballer Duncan Edwards. He is it is safe to say 'football crazy'.

Ray's computer is usually tuned in to the County Council webcasts but during the World Cup it is football, football, football all the way. During advert breaks Ray has been known to take a walk around the neighbourhood checking on the local developers Taylor Wimpey, monitoring the local attraction the'Berlin Wall' and measuring pollution...

Former Llanelli RFC players inducted into Hall of Fame

THREE former Llanelli RFC Rugby Union players have been inducted into the Hall of Fame at St Helens Rugby League Football Club.

Kel Coslett, Roy Mathias and John Warlow have been honoured.

All three are keen followers of the Scarlets Rugby Union region and have been regular visitors to Stradey Park and Parc Y Scarlets down the years.

They were at St Helens Rugby League club for the unveiling of their portraits in the Hall of Fame.