Sport

Green deal as Johnstown bowlers land sponsorship with top storage company

A go-ahead crown green bowling club which runs 11 teams across three leagues and is celebrating its silver jubilee this year has landed a sponsorship deal to help fund its junior coaching sessions. Johnstown Bowling Club play in the Wrexham, Oswestry and Market Drayton Leagues and have over 70 members playing in 11 teams. They […]

New strip for football dads chasing title win thanks to Wrexham IT firm

A GROUP of dads who formed a football team for ‘a bit of fun’ are targeting another league title win in style thanks to the support of a new IT division at a Wrexham copier firm. Spartan Warriors FC are sponsored by Rawson Digital’s new firm, Rawson IT Services, based next door to the company’s […]

Funeral of Olympic hero Ken Matthews

A date has been arranged for the funeral of Olympic hero Ken Matthews MBE who has died at the age of 84. Mr Matthews, who won the 20k walking race  for Great Britain at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games,  passed away at Wrexham Maelor Hospital after being taken ill at Pendine Park’s Hillbury Care Home. […]

Hayley gets travel firm sponsorship to become first female to represent Wales at mixed martial arts European Championships

A CARE worker, who will become the first female to represent Wales in a prestigious mixed martial arts (MMA) competition, has had a big sponsorship boost from a fast-growing independent travel firm. Talented amateur fighter Hayley Barraclough, from Gwersyllt, Wrexham, has been selected to compete for her country in the unified International Mixed Martial Arts […]

Tributes to Olympic hero Ken Matthews who has passed away aged 84

Tributes have been paid to Olympic hero Ken Matthews MBE who has died at the age of 84. Mr Matthews, who won the 20k walking race for Great Britain at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games,  passed away on Sunday at Wrexham Maelor Hospital after being taken ill on Saturday night at Pendine Park’s Hillbury Care Home. […]

New sports schemes tackles menace of drugs gangs

A programme to give disadvantaged young people in Flintshire the chance to play sport has received a £10,000 boost from a special fund of cash confiscated from criminals in North Wales. The grant is to combat the threat of County Lines in Flintshire which sees vulnerable youngsters recruited by big city gangs to traffic drugs […]

Historic cricket club discovers W G Grace link as it celebrates 175 years

One of Wales’s oldest cricket clubs is celebrating its 175th anniversary this summer – and an association with a leading law firm which connects it to the legendary Dr W G Grace. Denbigh Cricket Club can trace its ancestry back to 1844 – two years before Grace was even born and ten years before the […]

Stop putting the boot into football, says police boss

Police forces across the UK are putting the boot into football clubs like Wrexham and Chester by trying to increase their charges for policing matches, according to a policing boss. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones, a former police inspector and a season ticket-holder at Wrexham, believes football is being picked on because […]

Runner behind Pen Llŷn ultra marathon reveals diet secret

The ultramarathon runner behind one of Wales’s toughest endurance challenges has revealed the secret to his success– a diet fuelled by Dragon cheese made on the Llŷn Peninsula. Huw Williams has run thousands of miles including the world’s toughest ultramarathon, the gruelling 250km Marathon de Sables in the Sahara desert, and now organises the Pen […]