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All Blacks keep Quins at bay

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NEYLAND sealed a fifth win of the season on Saturday (Feb 17), as they beat Pembroke Dock Quins 36-15 in an entertaining game.

However, the Quins were well in contention for the first hour before falling away in the latter stages, with All Blacks Outside Half Steve Martin pinning them back with some fine tactical kicking.

The Quins with the wind behind them and playing down the slope had hoped for a fast start, but it was the home side who struck first when Steve Martin popped over a simple penalty to put his side in front.

It was soon going to get worse for the Quins when Neyland Flanker Iestyn Evans crossed wide out for Steve Martin to add the extras.

The Quins though were giving their hosts a few problems with some determined running especially Captain Thomas Doyle who was a thorn in the Neyland side all afternoon.

On the half hour the All Blacks struck again when No8 Scott Buirds forced his way over, Steve Martin added the extras to seemingly put the All Blacks in a comfortable position at 17-0.

The Quins simply had to score next and that is exactly what they did when Full Back Liam Hargreaves-Gibson dummied his way over to put the Quins back in contention. Outside Half Lewis Davies just missed the conversion and the half ended with Neyland 17-5 to the good.

The Quins started the second half with the slope and the Wind against them, as well as a 12 point deficit, but it did not prevent them producing their best try of the Season.

No 8 Sam Dolling started it off with a determined run from his own 10yd line before linking with Thomas Doyle and with some fine offloading the Quins finally outflanked the Neyland defence for young Loose Head Prop Jack Brown to crash over in the Corner, Lewis Davies missed the Conversion.

With the score at 17-10 the Quins tails were up, but it was ex-Quins Scrum Half Adam Cawley who sneaked over near the uprights to finish off some All Black pressure, Steve Martin Converted, and with 15 minutes to go things started to look very difficult for the Quins.

With 10 minutes left Scott Buirds added his second try, which went unconverted before the Quins hit back with an unconverted try of their own from replacement Jordan Palmer.

With five minutes left and the score at 29-15 a converted try would have given the Quins two Bonus Points, but with Steve Martin pegging the Quins back with some accurate kicking it became an impossible task.

In the last minute, talented Centre George Williams crossed for a converted try to give the hosts a 36-15 victory.

As for the Quins they can look to the future, the young front row of Tom Clarkson, George Bellmaine and Jack Brown were outstanding as they improve with every game.

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New Radio series on remarkable rise of women’s football

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FROM hand-me-downs to heroes, a new three-part show celebrates the incredible growth of women’s football in Wales

BBC Radio Wales has today announced a new series Iconic: The Rise of the Women in Red, documenting the rise of women’s football in Wales. 

Presented by Jess Fishlock, Wales’ most capped footballer, the series offers an unprecedented look into the evolution of women’s football from its humble beginnings to its current status as a sporting phenomenon. With exclusive access to the Football Association of Wales (FAW), the series features in-depth interviews with prominent figures in the sport, including Welsh captain Sophie Ingle and midfield star Angharad James.

The series delves into the early days of women’s football when players wore hand-me-down kits from the men’s teams and played in front of modest crowds. It tells of the struggles of those who paved the way for the current generation of female footballers, to the present day where thousands of fans flock to stadiums to watch women’s football, and even more tune in to the television and radio coverage.

Jess Fishlock says, “I’m really excited that our story’s finally getting told and people can see how far this game has gone but also what has been sacrificed to get us to where we are right now in the women’s game.”

Carolyn Hitt, Head of BBC Radio Wales says “The series highlights how more women and girls than ever before are taking up the sport – as fans and as players.  It really showcases the FAW’s efforts to foster this growth and support the women’s game at all levels.  Jess Fishlock’s unique perspective and engaging storytelling brings to life the triumphs, challenges, and aspirations of the team whilst also providing a candid look at the professional journeys of these women.”

Sue Butler, Managing Editor, BBC Wales Sport, says “In the run-up to these crucial play-offs for UEFA Women’s Euro 2025, the series is a timely celebration of the progress and potential of Welsh women’s football. It will inspire and energize fans and players alike as the national team prepares for one of its most significant challenges yet.”

This three-part series will premiere on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Sounds this October.

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A new era for sport and health tech innovation in Wales

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SWANSEA UNIVERSITY has launched the National Network for Innovation In Sport and Health (NNIISH), a new initiative aimed at transforming the landscape of health and sport technology in Wales.

Led by the University and supported by Swansea Bay City Deal and local health boards, NNIISH aims to accelerate the growth of sport tech, med tech and healthcare innovation in the Swansea Bay City Region by bringing together local, national and multinational expertise.

NNIISH is set to be a constantly evolving, collaborative partnership between academia, industry and the NHS.  Its aim is to strengthen existing partnerships and forge new alliances, attracting talent and encouraging investment in order to boost the local economy and make Swansea a global leader in medical and sports technology innovation.   

Professor Keith Lloyd, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Science told Herald.Wales: “We are excited to introduce NNIISH, a groundbreaking initiative dedicated to enhancing sport and wellbeing across Wales and beyond. By fostering a community across sport, health and technology, we aim to drive forward innovative solutions that will revolutionise the sector.”

Anyone working in sports-tech, med-tech or healthcare who would like to be part of the NNIISH vision –to transform the landscape of health and sport technology in Wales – can sign up to the NNIISH mailing list now.  

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Pembrokeshire teenager to represent Wales in Golf – again!

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JEMMA NAND-LALN, a talented 16-year-old golfer from Tenby, has once again been selected to represent Wales in the Wales Schools squad. This marks the second consecutive year Jemma will don the Welsh colors, a testament to her skill and determination on the golf course.

Jemma will compete against the England Schools team at Stoke Rochford Golf Club in Lincolnshire in early September. This opportunity comes as a significant boost for Jemma, who has recently recovered from major surgery over the winter. Her selection also follows her recognition as the top girl player in Dyfed for 2023.

Her journey reflects not only her personal resilience but also her unwavering commitment to the sport she loves. Jemma’s family, friends, and local supporters are all thrilled with her accomplishment and will be cheering her on as she competes at the national level.

Jemma Nand-Lal’s story is an inspiration to many young athletes, demonstrating that with hard work and dedication, overcoming obstacles and achieving great success is possible.

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