Entries by Rachel Argyle

Child cancer survivor Mia is Inspiring Person of the Year

“Without my leg I’m still Mia, but without sport I’m not” Brave cancer survivor and amputee Mia Lloyd has been through more in her 12 years, than most face in a lifetime. Mia, whose recovery was aided by the thought of getting back to the sports she loved, stole judges’ hearts to take the Inspiring […]

Michael Sheen’s proud moment wins award

One of the proudest moments of Michael Sheen’s life … Here’s why the Homeless World Cup (Cardiff) is winner of the Great Sport Story of the Year 2019. It starts with street football charities around the world encouraging people furthest away from mainstream support to play football for their country. It’s football but it’s more […]

Goodgym: even our cameraman was inspired!

GoodGym is changing lives, and that’s exactly what Paul Marke wants to help do after getting a close-up view of the good deed fitness group. Paul had been tasked with capturing an inspiring story to showcase GoodGym’s success in the Wales Sport Awards 2019. Little did he realise the experience, and the words of pensioner […]

Manager of a Wrexham football team BBC Wales’ Unsung Hero 2019

Delwyn Derrick commended for his work bringing people together through football The manager of Wrexham-based Bellevue FC Delwyn Derrick has been awarded the title of BBC Wales Unsung Hero 2019. He has been recognised for his work supporting inclusion, using sport to bring people from different backgrounds together. Former Wales, Manchester United and Wrexham winger […]

Running club with a difference wins national award

Not all superheroes wear capes! Meet the Goodgym gang – winners of Getting Wales Active 2019 … When you lace up your trainers and get out for a run, you can feel on top of the world. Members of a life-changing gym go that extra mile again, tackling some big social issues while they jog! […]

Wales Sport Awards organisers are urging people to ‘Inspire Us’

The Wales Sport Awards are back and today (Monday 2 September), nominations open to find the community sport stars that are the heroes of grassroots sport in Wales. As well as celebrating the very best of elite sport in Wales, the Wales Sport Awards recognise the organisations individuals and sporting experiences that are gripping the […]

Geraint Thomas is BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year 2018

Cyclist Geraint Thomas has rounded off a golden year by being crowned BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year 2018. He was announced as the winner in the star-studded Wales Sport Awards tonight, with snooker’s Mark Williams and skeleton racer Laura Deas announced in second and third place. The 32-year-old road and track cyclist treated […]

Inspiring Caernarfon teen wins national Wales Sport Award

A young wheelchair tennis star will be recognised for her voluntary work in sport by receiving the Inspiring Young Person accolade at the Wales Sport Awards 2018. Caernarfon teenager Fran Smith has put in hundreds of volunteer hours despite her struggle with chronic fatigue and other health issues. Fran, 19, will receive the accolade at […]

North Wales organisation wins prestigious Wales Sport Award

A Gwynedd woman who lost 6 stone when she started climbing, has praised an award-winning charity for the part they played in her dramatic life change. The Outdoor Partnership has been announced as Organisation of the Year at the Wales Sport Awards 2018. They help thousands of people use outdoor activity to improve their lives […]

Local coach runs away with national Wales Sport Award

Carmarthen coach Aled Jones-Davies has today been named Community Coach of the Year for his dedication to Taf Running and Orienteering Team (TROTs). The award will be presented at the Wales Sport Awards 2018, celebrating the best of elite and grassroots sport in Wales at Celtic Manor on Tuesday 4 December. Club member Yvonne Davies […]