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3rd August 2020
Barry Town United "saddened" to hear of the death of former centre-half

Former Wales, Cardiff City and Barry Town United defender Keith Pontin has died aged 64. In a statement, Barry Town United said they were "saddened to hear of the death of our former centre-half Keith Pontin." In an obituary via the clubs website they said "Keith was much more than a centre half and earned […]

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3rd August 2020
Amy Williams signs for Barry Town Ladies

Barry Town Ladies have announced the second new signing of the summer for the Ladies First Team with the arrival of Amy Williams. Amy is a talented young player having previously represented Villa Dino and Tredegar in junior football as well as being part of the Wales national setup at Under 15 & Under 17 […]

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30th July 2020
Former Cardiff and Wales wing, Nigel Walker OBE, joins Cardiff Blues board

Cardiff Blues have today confirmed that former Cardiff and Wales Wing Nigel Walker OBE has joined the club as a new advisor to the board. The former Cardiff RFC and Wales wing begins his role with immediate effect, having forged a hugely impressive career since retiring from competitive sport in 1998. Walker, who famously switched […]

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29th July 2020
Barry Athletic Cricket's big hit for the NHS

Barry Athletic Cricket Club, one of Wales’ oldest cricket clubs, welcomed the beginning of their 130th cricket season with a T20 Macey cup game against South Wales Sri Lankans. At the start of proceedings, the club, with special guest Alun Cairns MP for the Vale of Glamorgan, announced an impressive £1,040.00 had been raised for […]

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28th July 2020
FAW announces new brand identity and title sponsors for Tier 3 of the men’s domestic game

The Football Association of Wales has today (28 July) announced a new brand identity and title sponsors for Tier 3 of the men’s domestic game.   Sixty-four clubs from across the country make up the regional divisions, under a new identity of the Ardal Leagues.   Ardal Southern includes Ardal SE and Ardal SW divisions, whilst Ardal Northern consists of the Ardal NE and Ardal NW divisions In the […]

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23rd July 2020
Cardiff City Stadium could play host to Barry Town's European qualifier

Barry Town United have confirmed that their preliminary round game in the Europa League next month will be played at Cardiff City Stadium, if the club are drawn as the home side. The side confirmed the news in a post on social media, which said, "This is the nearest ground that fully complies with Covid-19 […]

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16th July 2020
Barry Athletic Tennis Club Launches Summer Holiday Coaching

Barry Athletic Tennis Club is launching a new post-lockdown summer holiday tennis coaching programme including free coaching for adults. Catering for all ages and abilities the club wants to make it as easy as possible to enjoy a socially distant-friendly sport. New courses include Tennis for Kids, for new players aged seven to eleven. For […]

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10th July 2020
How Barry's Kyoshukin Karate Club Have Dealt With Lockdown

Despite a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, one club is hitting back hard to keep all of its members as close as ever.  BKKC (Barry Kyokushin Karate Club), founded in 1978, didn’t initially expect to be spending one of their busiest planned years, training together, whilst remaining in their own homes. After moving […]

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23rd June 2020
Cardiff City Phone in: The Podcast

Football is back and so is the Cardiff City Phone In, but both are different to usual. With Cardiff City playing infront of no fans, the Cardiff City Phone In team are unable to bring you a live show from studios at the Atrium in Cardiff. Instead the team will bring you a weekly podcast, […]

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22nd June 2020
Barry Athletic Tennis opens for socially-distant Tennis

Social distance-friendly tennis is being launched at Barry Athletic Tennis Club from today - with half price membership being offered. The move follows the announcement by the Welsh Government on the relaxation of lockdown rules. and is adopting guidelines by Tennis Wales, the ruling body for tennis in Wales, to ensure safety is paramount. Tennis […]

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22nd June 2020
Andrew Selby announces retirement aged 31

Barry based boxer Andrew Selby, a former Olympian and one of Wales' most decorated amateur boxers, has announced his retirement from the professional ranks aged 31. Selby won four successive British flyweight titles, countless Welsh titles, silver and bronze medals at the World Championships and twice won European Championship gold. The younger brother of former […]

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15th June 2020
Barry Town Utd Celebrate Their End Of Year Awards

Barry Town United celebrated the 2019/20 season over the weekend with their end of season awards. The club handed out awards to some of the stand out players and some of the best moments of the season. Winners included Evan Press, who came out on top in the "Champagne Moment" category, supported by Edgar's gift, […]

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14th June 2020
New contract for Barry boss Gavin Chesterfield

Barry Town United boss Gavin Chesterfield has signed a new two year contract with the club. Chesterfield, who joined the club back in 2007, has managed the team for 450 games and will continue as manager in his fourteenth season with the team. Over the past fourteen years, he has helped guide the club from […]

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12th June 2020
Barry Town UTD To Let Fans Choose Away Kit Colours

The JD Cymru Premier's Barry Town United are allowing fans to choose the colour of their Away strip, setting up a poll on their website offering the choice of Red or Black. This follows the club revealing their new home shirt for the upcoming season which gives supporters the chance to have their name, business, […]

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9th June 2020
Bluebirds’ remaining Sky Bet Championship schedule confirmed!

The EFL has today confirmed the revised fixture schedule for the remainder of the 2019/20 season, along with TV selections. The Bluebirds’ next two matches against Leeds United (H) and Preston North End (A) will both be broadcast live on Sky Sports. Cardiff City’s revised fixture list is as follows: June 2020 Sun 21 June Cardiff […]

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26th May 2020
New Coach and Director of Rugby appointed at Old Penarthians RFC

Old Penarthians RFC will begin the new season with a new head coach and director of Rugby. The announcement comes after coaches Simon Hurley and Anthony Davies told the club that they felt the time was right for them to stand down, to allow fresh blood to come into the club to take it to […]

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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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