Before Wales kick off their World Cup campaign, Ceri Vaughan-Jones takes a look at what to expect from Rob Page’s’ side, at their first World Cup since 1958.
Druids, drama and longswords: the secrets of the Welsh National Eisteddfod
Arts and Lit Editor Gwenllian Page-Gibby provides an insight into one of Wales’ most important Arts festivals.
Plaid Cymru’s mental health hubs
Could it be that we will no longer have to get free counselling through a volunteer phone service? Or that the months-long waiting list for free counselling offered by the NHS can be skipped by real-time help? This is what Plaid Cymru has promised in the upcoming election, which has the potential to reset the priorities of the UK’s politics as a whole.
Mind your language
University is a diverse, multi-cultural hub and can offer so many opportunities to experience new languages, customs, and cultures. However, in those first few weeks, this can be slightly overwhelming at times whether you’re an international student or from just across the border (be it physical or the north/south divide). When you’re feeling like hopping on […]
We’re in for a treat after the Autumn Series
The 2017 set of Autumn internationals stand amongst some of the best in recent memory for the home nations, and alongside the 1-1 drawn Lions summer series with New Zealand, the gulf between the Northern and Southern Hemisphere has substantially reduced. We’re now halfway through the World Cup cycle to Japan and England, Ireland and […]
The Sport Editorial: Farewell Coleman
Farewell to a hero Wales’ failure to qualify for Russia 2018 has obscured the true managerial quality Chris Coleman possesses. It is the one true blemish on his time in charge and should not dilute his achievements. That such an unwanted mark is there can be attributed to a number of different reasons, though […]
Sporting euphoria: a desperate low needed for an unthinkable high
Four years ago Wales slumped to a humiliating 6-1 defeat away at Serbia. It was a humbling night. Where there should have been outrage and anger from the fans, there was only dejection. A whole nation had been embarrassed. Chris Coleman, the Welsh manager, sat alone in the airport, contemplating resignation. Yet, perversely, this was […]
GB Olympic Football? No thanks
It’s summer, it’s a leap year, and that can only mean one thing: the Olympics are right around the corner. The Olympics are a time when people take a look at sports they never normally would give a second thought to – suddenly, everyone is an expert at the triple jump, archery or gymnastics. To the […]
From failure to the final four
On the 25th March 2011, I went to my first ever football game. Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium was the venue and I was overwhelmed by the famous faces that I was seeing on the pitch. One of the faces I was most excited about seeing, however, was that of the late Gary Speed – the man […]
Euro 2016 – Semi Final Preview
Portugal v Wales Wednesday 6 July, 20:00 BST, Lyon. ITV It’s almost certain that many will look at this as a game purely between Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, but nothing could be further from the truth. Of course, the two stars are far and away the best players on their respective sides, and they […]