Entries by Rachel Argyle

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 […]

Dolgellau’s Mr Cricket wins national Wales Sport Award

A Gwynedd volunteer, known as Dolgellau’s ‘Mr Cricket,’ is today announced as Volunteer of the Year at the Wales Sport Awards 2018. College maths teacher Gareth Lanagan will accept the award at a glitzy ceremony of Welsh sporting stars at Celtic Manor on December 4. Described by one of his peers as “one of the […]

PAN-WALES PROJECT WINS INAUGURAL GETTING WALES ACTIVE AWARD

A project that has got at least 1,500 inactive people in Wales moving has picked up a brand new award for its work. Today Get Out, Get Active (GOGA) has been named the inaugural Getting Wales Active winner for the Wales Sport Awards 2018. The project, running across Wrexham, Pembrokeshire and Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT), […]

BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality of the Year shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality of the Year award has been announced. Sportspeople from a range of disciplines are included in the shortlist which is reflective of Wales’ success in a number of fields. It includes: ·         Gareth Bale (Football) ·         Elinor Barker (Cycling) ·         Laura Deas (Skeleton bobsleigh) ·         Menna […]

Judging Panel 2018

Meet the Wales Sport Awards judging panel for this years’ community awards … Lowri Morgan Lowri Morgan is a world-class endurance athlete, BAFTA and multi-award-winning TV presenter, journalist, speaker and adventurer. After overcoming adversity, after a serious sporting accident 18 years ago and despite being told that she would never be able to run properly […]

Hannah – One Year On

What a difference a year makes. On the path to training to become a teacher A huge boost in confidence Memories to last a lifetime. Three things that youngster Hannah Nolan credits winning last year’s Inspiring Young Person Award at the Wales Sport Awards last year. In 2017, we heard how the North Wales sport […]

We’re back!

That’s right, on December 4th at the Celtic Manor, Sport Wales and BBC Cymru Wales are teaming up once again for the Wales Sport Awards. The very best and most inspiring of elite and grassroots sport will join together to celebrate the passion we have for our sporty and active nation. Got someone in mind […]