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26th May 2020
Gavin Chesterfield To Host Zoom Call For Barry Town UTD Supporters

Barry Town United's Manager, Gavin Chesterfield, will tonight be hosting a Zoom call for supporters of the club. The manager, who has just seen his side finish fourth in the JD Cymru Premier, after the league was curtailed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, will be inviting fans to join him for a catch-up to discuss […]

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25th May 2020
Llantwit Major Milers Le Pouliguen Challenge

The Llantwit Major Milers have collectively taken on a 452 running challenge, to raise money for mental health charity Mind. The challenge was developed as part of the work by Llantwit Major Town Twinning society, to resurrect a link between the Town and Le Pouliguen in France. Efforts to progress visits to each other's towns […]

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19th May 2020
FAW confirm end of Domestic League Season

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) have confirmed the end of their domestic leagues, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement confirms Gavin Chesterfields side have finished fourth in the JD Cymru Premier, securing a Europe League Qualifying spot and taking the nominated spot for the Welsh Cup, which has been abandoned. In a club […]

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13th May 2020
The Effect Of Coronavirus On Sport In The Vale

The Coronavirus has had a vast and wide reaching effect on society, bringing about a nationwide lockdown in the United Kingdom, which has lasted over two months, and causing the cancellation of events across the globe. One of the many areas which has felt the full force of the changes is the sporting world, with […]

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13th May 2020
Old Penarthians – Review of season 2019/20

It is now mid-May and the rugby season for Old Penarthians in Specsavers WRU National League Division 3 Central (B) would have been complete. The club have reviewed, what they call the strangest season on record: There would have been the usual discussions about games won, games lost, opportunities missed or perhaps taken and the […]

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12th May 2020
Mini, Junior and Youth Football season ended with immediate effect

Following a recommendation from the FAW’s Community Game Board, the FAW Board of Directors has ratified the curtailment of mini, junior and youth football leagues in Wales. Meanwhile, the FAW’s National League Board has also taken the same decision with the academy football leagues. As a result, this brings an end to the 2019/20 season […]

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11th May 2020
CAVC Football Academy Captain Jack signs full scholarship with Casper College in the USA

Cardiff and Vale College Football Academy Captain Jack Pascoe has signed a full scholarship with Casper College in Wyoming, USA. After a successful two years of combining BTEC and football education Jack will be studying a Business Management degree while playing for the college’s new soccer team. The 18-year-old from Barry turned down other college […]

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30th April 2020
Wales Women's Team And Staff Donate Money To Foodbanks

The team and staff of the Cymru women's team have decided to donate money to foodbanks in Wales to support them through the Coronavirus pandemic. In a statement posted on Twitter, the team explained the decision: "In light of the COVID-19 crisis, which has changed the life of everyone across the world, the Cymru women's […]

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24th April 2020
Cardiff City First Team Players to take partial pay deferrals

Cardiff City have announced that a voluntary agreement has been reached between the club and its First Team Players to help maintain financial stability. In a statement on its website on Friday (24th April), the cub said that the agreement which comes during an unprecedented time of global economic concern, follows constructive discussions between the […]

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20th April 2020
ABP Barry Island 10k Postponed

Run 4 Wales has announced that this years ABP Barry Island 10k has been postponed, after closely following government guidance. In a message on its website on Monday, organisers said "We have been closely monitoring the situation surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak and the guidance issued by the Government, whilst making arrangements to ensure a safe […]

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20th April 2020
Ysbyty Calon y Ddraig / The Dragon's Heart Hospital to be officially opened today

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will mark the official opening of the Ysbyty Calon y Ddraig – the Dragon’s Heart Hospital, the temporary hospital based at the Principality Stadium on Monday 20 April 2020. Ysbyty Calon Y Ddraig is the largest temporary hospital in Wales and the second largest in the UK. It […]

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9th April 2020
Barry Town United Development Team confirmed as league winners

The Barry Town United Development Team, who have been named as champions of the Cymru Premier Development League South. Following consultation with member clubs, the FAW National Leagues Board have confirmed that the 2019/20 season for both North and South divisions has been curtailed, with the final league tables to be updated using the ‘points […]

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8th April 2020
Name of Principality Stadium hospital announced

Cardiff and Vale University Health board and the WRU have announced the name of the temporary hospital at the Principality Stadium. It follows a call out by the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board to invite the community to come forward with suggestions. The WRU has confirmed that the hospital will be known as Ysbyty […]

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8th April 2020
First hospital beds at Principality Stadium to be ready this weekend

The Welsh Rugby Union says work is "progressing at pace" on the 2,000-bed field hospital which is to be sited at the Principality Stadium, as well as the centre at the WRU National Centre of Excellence building at the Vale Resort in Hensol. WRU chief executive Martyn Phillips said "I know I’ve said this before, […]

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4th April 2020
Barry Town Footballers Surprise Fans With Phone Calls During Coronavirus Isolation

The footballers of Barry Town United brought a whole new meaning to having a close connection with the fanbase by giving some of their dedicated supporters a quick ring and chat during the week. In a move that wasn't publicised by the club, members of the first team squad delighted fans who then took to […]

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30th March 2020
Top five Barry Town games you can watch on YouTube

With Coronavirus suspending the JD Cymru Leagues, you're probably desperate for football to return. The Belarusian leagues are still on but it isn't the same. You want to be at Jenner Park with your mates, standing in the same place you always have been, listening to music played through a tannoy that has about 90% […]

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27th March 2020
Health Board secure Principality Stadium as Field Hospital in plans for tackling Covid-19

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has this evening announced they have secured the Principality Stadium, for use as a field hospital in plans for tackling Covid-19. The Principality Stadium will be turned into a 2,000-bed hospital to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic. The Welsh Rugby Union had made the stadium available for use […]

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23rd March 2020
Cymru football players detail wellbeing advice as FAW partner with Mental Health Charity Hafal

Cymru players have today joined Welsh mental health charity Hafal to make people aware of some simple steps to maintain wellbeing through the coming months. The COVID-19 outbreak is having a large impact on our daily lives, with many people required to self-isolate and everyone being asked to adhere to social distancing measures. The FAW […]

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19th March 2020
Cardiff City Legend, Peter Whittingham Has Died

Former Cardiff City player, Peter Whittingham has passed away aged 35. The midfielder spent more than a decade playing for the Bluebirds, with 413 appearances and 85 goals to his name. Tributes poured out on twitter with former teammate and fellow Cardiff legend posting: "Absolutely devastated to hear about my old teammate Whitts. What a […]

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18th March 2020
Barry Town Utd Offer Help To Those In Need

In a post on their Twitter account, Barry Town United have offered their assistance to those in need during these uncertain times. The tweet from the JD Cymru Premier League team said: " For all our older & at risk supporters we are here for you. The club continued: "If you need us to collect […]

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17th March 2020
Euros Postponed Until 2021

The European Football International Tournament has been postponed until 2021 as a result of the Coronavirus. It has been revealed by the Norwegian Football Association that the tournament due to start on the 12th June this year, will instead be played from the 11th June 2021. Wales were one of the countries scheduled to take […]

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16th March 2020
Barry club bowled over by cash boost

A Barry sports and social club has scored a strike, receiving £1,000 from a regional housebuilder to upgrade its skittle alley. Barry Island Sports and Social Club has received the donation through Persimmon Homes’ Community Champions scheme. Each month the housebuilder donates up to £1,000 to two groups or individuals in the local area. The […]

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13th March 2020
FAW Suspend Domestic Football Until 4th April

In a statement on their website the FAW have confirmed that they have suspended all domestic football until the 4th April. This decision comes on a busy day in sports as leagues across the world are reacting to the Coronavirus pandemic by cancelling or postponing all games in efforts to delay the spread of this […]

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13th March 2020
Wales v Scotland Cancelled

Wales' Six Nations match at home to Scotland on Saturday has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The two other round five scheduled games had already been postponed and no date has been confirmed to complete the 2020 Championship. The Welsh Rugby Union had insisted earlier on Friday the game would "go ahead as planned". […]

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13th March 2020
Cardiff Devils' Elite League Cancelled Due To Virus

Cardiff Devils' Ice Hockey League, The Elite League, has cancelled all matches for the rest of the season with immediate effect. A statement on the Devils' website says that league chiefs had hoped to go on as normal, following the government's advice yesterday which allowed sporting events to continue. However, since then, two teams in […]

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13th March 2020
Breaking: Premier League Fixtures Suspended Until April

This comes after a meeting between the sport's top chiefs on their approach to the Coronavirus pandemic, after Arsenal Head Coach, Mikel Arteta and Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi both tested positive for Covid-19. All other English football leagues have followed suit, with Cardiff and Swansea City's "Championship" also on hold until April. It is understood that […]

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12th March 2020
Wales v USA match cancelled

The FAW has confirmed that the upcoming match between Wales v USA has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The US Soccer Federation have released a detailed document explaining the cancellation of matches in March and April, which includes Wales v USA on March 30 2020. Jonathan Ford, CEO of the FAW said: “We […]

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12th March 2020
Wales C Squad Announced - Contains 5 Barry Town Players

The Wales C squad to face England C at The Oval, Caernarfon, has been named and it contains five players from Barry Town United. The match, to be played on the 24th March at 7:45pm is the third time the two squads have faced each-other, with the previous games resulting in wins for England and […]

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11th March 2020
Vale farming family stress importance of protecting home food market

A farming family from South Wales has shared concerns about the future of farming with local MP Alun Cairns in light of the ongoing uncertainty on trade deals, food imports and the lack of frameworks in the UK. Gaynor and Rhodri Davies moved from West Wales in 1995 to Rosedew Farm, Llantwit Major, and have […]

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10th March 2020
Under 11's entertain in the muddy conditions

The last time Llantwit Major U11s played at home Warren Gatland was still Wales coach, the premier league was still close and the Recreation Ground pitches still had grass on them. Roll forward 5 months and with a Wales team struggling for wins and a premier league over Llantwit finally found themselves welcoming Pentyrch to […]

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9th March 2020
Vale Council awards £70,000 in Community Chest Grants

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has allocated more than £70,000 in Community Chest grants to sport and physical activity projects across the County. Over 8000 participants are expected to benefit from the funding, which will help 55 different schemes. Organisations were invited to apply for the money to contribute to the cost of coach and […]

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9th March 2020
Vale of Glamorgan Football League Round Up 7/3/20

Vale football returned after the enforced winter break following recent storms, with only a handful of games taking place at the weekend. AFC Rhoose booked their place in the last four of the esteemed Barry Cup as they edged past Tynewydd in a tough battle at Ceri Road. In Division One, second place BV closed […]

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9th March 2020
Clean sweep at mini tournament for U14s

Originally scheduled for the 15 December 2019, but called off due to a water logged pitch, then rescheduled twice more and cancelled again, this time due to Storms Ciara and Jorge, Llantwit Major U14 Tigers were finally this Sunday able to take part in the slightly delayed, Cambrian RFC Under 14s 2019/20 Christmas Tournament. Arranged […]

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26th February 2020
Sherman Theatre and National Dance Company Wales encourage Rugby Fans to get their shirts on for Dance

Rugby fans are being encouraged to get their shirts on to see National Dance Company Wales at Sherman Theatre (20 and 21 March, 7.30pm) as part of a new initiative to inspire new audiences to experience dance. National Dance Company Wales’ forthcoming show KIN, opens with a dance piece inspired by rugby, and the community […]

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26th February 2020
Poetry Competition for primary aged children launched in celebration of Euro 2020 qualification

In celebration of Cymru qualifying for their first consecutive Euro finals tournament, the Football Association of Wales and Literature Wales have joined to launch an exclusive Cymru Euro 2020 Poetry Competition. The competition invites the children of Wales to submit poems on the theme of Identity for a chance to win a host of fantastic […]

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25th February 2020
Wales Women announce Cymru v Estonia squad

Cymru manager Jayne Ludlow has named a 24-player squad to face Estonia for the women’s side’s first match in Wrexham since 2012. The squad was announced in a special video by girls involved in the FAW Trust’s Huddle scheme in north Wales. Details around how girls aged 5-12 can get involved in Huddle can be […]

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22nd February 2020
Report: Barry Town United 1-1 Caernarfon Town

Kayne McLaggon had his good shot pushed over the bar by the Caernarfon Town keeper. The resulting corner came to nothing. Mo Touray saw his shot curl agonisingly wide around 20 minutes in as the game stayed scoreless. Rhys Abbruzzese had two great chances denied once by a good save from the Caernarfon Town goalie […]

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22nd February 2020
Cardiff City: Factfile

Cardiff City Football Club is a professional football club based in Cardiff, Wales, who currently compete in the SkyBet Championship, which is the second tier of English football. They are one of only two non-English clubs to compete in any of England’s top four divisions alongside arch rivals Swansea City and now play their games […]

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20th February 2020
YMCA Barry Gymnastics Grading Success

YMCA Barry had a fantastic weekend at the South Central Grading Championships with twenty four gymnasts entering and all passing their grades. Each grade consists of a different criteria on each apparatus, Asymmetric Bars, Vault, Floor and Beam, as well as a Range & Conditioning routine to test their flexibility and strength. Grade 6 is […]

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20th February 2020
Cardiff and Vale College Rugby Academy and Cardiff Blues – working together to keep talent local

Cardiff and Vale College’s Rugby Academy is entering its fifth season, and the results it has achieved are starting to have a positive impact on sport in the region. A strong partnership with Cardiff Blues and its own Academy means that the next generation of rugby talent has no need to travel outside of the […]

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