James is down stream with a paddle

Western Telegraph: WHITE WATER RAPIDS: James negotiates a tricky course. Next week, Bill talks to James' younger brother William, about his canoeing exploits at the highest level.

2:02pm Saturday 18th October 2014

This week Bill Carne met up with James Coney, who is flying the Pembrokeshire Flag with distinction in canoeing and kayaking around the world, making a name for himself in a sport where raw courage is linked to common sense and good judgement . . .

Sporting all-rounder Ieuan

Western Telegraph: ALL ROUNDER: Ieuan Rutherford. (11035491)

12:02pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Bill Carne recently chatted to Ieuan Rutherford and was amazed at the range of sporting and leisure activities undertaken by this talented youngster who lists football as his major sport . . .

James is ranked number one in Wales

Western Telegraph: THROW BACK: Discus champion James Tomlinson with medals. (11311547)

11:04am Friday 17th October 2014

This week Bill Carne meets up with James Tomlinson, a talented young discus thrower who is ranked No 1 in Wales and No 2 in the UK – and he’s only been competing for a year . . .

Amy is relishing taking part in top showjumping shows

10:02am Wednesday 1st October 2014

This week Bill Carne met up with Amy Tucker to chat with a young lady from Neyland who has, with her pony Troy, qualified for the forthcoming ‘Horse of the Year’ show at the NEC, Birmingham and later for the world-famous Hickstead event. . .

Andy celebrates being an Iron Man

Western Telegraph: RUNNING MAN: Andy Dawe working hard through the running stage.

8:47am Wednesday 24th September 2014

This week Bill Carne talked to Andy Dawe about his two decades of rugby with Pembroke and the Quins, and the training for his debut in the Iron Man – and we find out how it went for him . . .

Shaun making a name for himself on the Welsh hurdles circuit

Western Telegraph: ONE STEP AHEAD: Shaun Zygadlo competing over the high hurdles for Pembrokeshire Harriers. (10018637)

12:04pm Friday 12th September 2014

Bill Carne braved an horrendously wet summer’s evening to watch Shaun Zygadlo train with Pembrokeshire Harriers and then chat to this talented young high hurdler who is already a double Welsh champion and is looking forward to the UK Finals in the near future . . .

Ria is put firmly on her back after winning Black Belt Second Dan status

Western Telegraph: THROW BACK: Neyland judo star Ria Jones has been graded a Black Belt Second Dan. (10012744)

12:05pm Thursday 11th September 2014

When Ria Jones received her Black Belt Second Dan at Neyland Judo Club, Bill Carne was honoured to present her with the beautifully embroidered belt, watch her being thrown around by every member there, and then talk to her about her achievements . . .

Meirion returns to his county roots

Western Telegraph: FLYING VISIT: Meirion George returned to the county for a holiday to catch up with friends and family from the USA. (9044347)

12:04pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Bill Carne recently caught up with Meirion George, originally from St Davids but now heavily involved in ‘soccer’ in the USA, who told him how talented teenage footballers from our county could join up with Meirion at the MacDuffie School in Massachusetts . . .

Talented Camron rules supreme in heart of midfield

4:06pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

This week Bill Carne popped across to Hakin to chat to Camron Thomas, who is a rising star with Hakin United and the Pembrokeshire Academy Football teams . . .

Kieran is making an impression with Haverfordwest Cricket Club

Western Telegraph: MASSIVE TALENT: Kieran Griffiths is proving a useful batsman for Haverfordwest Cricket Club (8568504)

12:05pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

This week Bill Carne welcomes home 15 year old Kieran Griffiths, who is doing really well on a sports scholarship at Millfield School but is currently back home and scoring heaps of runs for Haverfordwest Cricket Club . . .

Teacher is just class on a bike

Western Telegraph: PEDAL POWER: Welsh champion Kieron Davies pushing the pedals hard. (8568157)

11:04am Tuesday 29th July 2014

This week Bill Carne talks to Kieron Davies, who is a Welsh champion time trialist in cycling and teaches at Fenton School in Haverfordwest, about the way he has overcome sporting adversity to gain success . . .

Kurtis enjoying cricket at Kilgetty

Western Telegraph: BIG TALENT: Kurtis Marsh helped Kilgetty win Alan Brown final and is aiming for the same with the youth team who have reach the Ormond Youth cup final. (8346589)

1:05pm Monday 21st July 2014

This week Bill Carne caught up with Kurtis Marsh after the talented young cricketing all-rounder had helped Kilgetty first XI win the Alan Brown Cup and then be part of the youth team that has reached the Ormond Cup for the first time in exactly 50 years . . .

Sam making an impression in the world of rugby

Western Telegraph: PASSING GAME: Sam enjoying training with the Welsh squad. PICTURE: Huw Evans Agency.

6:05pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Sam Parry is about to start a new stage in his rugby career so Bill Carne popped out to chat to the Welsh under 20s hooker who has just signed a new four year contract with the Ospreys . . .

Tom has caught the eye with his pace bowling

Western Telegraph: PACE BOWLER: Tom Murphy has been in impressive bowling form for Cresselly in division one this season. (8082521)

2:21pm Thursday 10th July 2014

This week Bill Carne chats to Tom Murphy, who is very definitely one of the Rising Stars of local cricket as a fast bowler with Cresselly, Wales and the West of England . . .

Ryan has the rugby world at his feet

Western Telegraph: DRIVING FORCE: Ryan Bean breaks through a tackle. (7842666)

1:04pm Monday 7th July 2014

This week Bill Carne talks to Ryan Bean, a talented young feller from the north of the county with the rugby world at his feet . . .

Farrier Steve well liked in boxing circles

Western Telegraph: GLOVES OFF: Boxing referee Steve Glover. (7838842)

2:02pm Sunday 6th July 2014

Bill Carne recently caught up with Steve Glover, the well-known local farrier, who is also a highly-regarded boxing referee and judge across the whole of South Wales . . .

Harry impresses with a superb century

Western Telegraph: TOP KNOCK: Harry Phillips stands next to the scoreboard displaying his fabulous 132 runs he cracked for Kilgetty 2nds against Camrose 2nds. (7582720)

5:02pm Sunday 29th June 2014

HARRY Phillips created quite a stir at Kingsmoor Cricket Ground in Kilgetty as the 14 year old increased his personal best cricket score by an amazing 89 runs – and was not out in the process!

Harry can't wait to compete at Commonwealth Games

Western Telegraph: WARM WELCOME: Harry as a guest at Milford Haven Gymnastics Club. (7572712)

1:02pm Sunday 29th June 2014

This week Bill Carne chats to Harry Owen before the Welsh international gymnast from our county competes in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow . . .

Gemma is enjoying playing bowls for Wales

Western Telegraph: ROLL-UP: Twenty-one-year old Gemma Amos of Saundersfoot has played bowls for Wales Under 25s. (7095259)

3:02pm Thursday 19th June 2014

Bill Carne nips down to Saundersfoot to chat to Gemma Amos, a talented young Welsh international bowler . . .

Geraint is an inspiration to others

Western Telegraph: GRAND OPENING: Geraint Williams opens the skate park with Cllr Roy Thomas, Mayor of Haverfordwes

3:02pm Thursday 19th June 2014

Bill Carne was delighted this week to meet up with Geraint Williams, who is heavily involved as chairman of the Haverfordwest Skate Park Association and Hon Treasurer at Fort Archers in Fishguard – and doing a great job in both . . .

Alex shines at football and boxing

Western Telegraph: FINE PROSPECT: Alex O'Sullivan receives his 'Best Boxer' award from John Phillips. (6878891)

11:02am Monday 9th June 2014

This week Bill Carne chats to Alex O’Sullivan, who is a talented young footballer beginning to make a name for himself as a very promising amateur boxer, following his father Wayne in both sports . . .

Ceris has bowled for Wales at senior and junior levels

Western Telegraph: TOP PLAYER: Ceris Hewlings is regarded as one of the best bowlers in Pembrokeshire and Wales. (6864861)

12:02pm Saturday 7th June 2014

One of the best-known lady bowlers in our county is Ceris Hewlings and this week Bill Carne popped down to Saundersfoot to have a chat with her about her involvement at club, county and Welsh levels . . .

Jack's a keen cyclist and cricketer

Western Telegraph: ON YOUR BIKE: Jack Davies enjoys cycling and playing cricket. (6655119)

6:02pm Sunday 1st June 2014

Bill Carne chats to Jack Davies about his being the youngest cyclist in the Milford Tritons Club and his playing cricket for Burton . . .

Hulse talks about her hockey past

Western Telegraph: FORMER HOCKEY STAR: Kate Hulse at the Commonwealth Games baton passing. (6650727)

12:02pm Sunday 1st June 2014

Bill Carne chats to Kate Hulse (nee Thomas) about her long service to Welsh Hockey, not least about her memories of her time at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur . . .

Carys is a hockey star in the making

Western Telegraph: BIG IMPACT: Carys Owens has made an impact playing hockey for Fishguard Ladies and is a gold ambassador with hockey Wales. (5820858)

11:02am Sunday 4th May 2014

Bill Carne this week meets a talented young Fishguard Ladies hockey player who is also a Gold Ambassador with Hockey Wales . . .

Rhydian has cricket running through his veins

Western Telegraph: I LOVE CRICKET: Rhydian Harries is Sport Pembrokshire County Cricket Devolpment Officer. (4601523)

12:02pm Sunday 16th March 2014

Rhydian Harries has recently joined Sport Pembrokeshire as a part-time Cricket Development Officer so Bill Carne popped along to County Hall to meet up with this talented all-round sportsman. . .

Outstanding Jordan is making a splash

Western Telegraph: MEDALS HAUL: Jordan Harding parading her gold medals she won swimming for Wales in Switzerland. (4595032)

11:02am Sunday 16th March 2014

Jordan Harding is a talented teenager who won three gold medals swimming for Wales in Switzerland last year, as Bill Carne discovered when he met up with her for a chat . . .

Craig relishing coaching swimming in county

Western Telegraph: IN THE SWIM: Craig Nelson is the new swiming coach in Pembrokeshire. (4436742)

12:02pm Sunday 9th March 2014

SWIMMING in Pembrokeshire has a new man at the helm because Craig Nelson is the person charged with the responsibility of maintaining and then enhancing the already considerable reputation of swimming in our county in Wales, and even further afield.

Laurie is a tremendous all-round sportsman

12:07pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

Bill Carne talks to talented young footballer Laurie Haworth, who made a little history by playing for the Welsh Schools and Welsh Colleges football teams in the same week . . .

Marek is a master longbow and a hot shot

Western Telegraph: LONGBOW: Marek Pawlik as held many Wales and Dyfed longbow records. (3840779)

12:02pm Sunday 9th February 2014

Bill Carne catches up with Marek Pawlik, who shoots for Fort Archers and is the only Master Longbow archer in Wales and possibly further afield, as well as being a winner at Bisley in the long barrelled revolver section of target pistol shooting . . .

Euan plays hooker with Scarlets Academy

Western Telegraph: KARATE KID: Euan Owens has a black belt in karate. (3842596)

11:33am Saturday 8th February 2014

The Scarlets’ Academy is a recent innovation for Pembrokeshire youngsters trying to make a name for themselves in rugby and Euan Owens turns out regularly as a hooker with their under 16 squad, as Bill Carne found out when he paid them a recent visit . . .

Declan is enjoying life with the Bluebirds

Western Telegraph: CUP EXIT: New Bluebirds signing Declan Carroll goes on the attack against Goytre United. (1075461)

12:02pm Monday 20th January 2014

Bill Carne recently popped down to the Conygar Bridge Meadow Stadium in Haverfordwest to discover that Declan Carroll’s eager to help the Bluebirds soar. . .

Adam enjoying life with the Otters

Western Telegraph: FINE PROSPECT: Adam Clark making a name for himself at Narberth and Haverfordwest. (3346864)

12:02pm Sunday 12th January 2014

Adam Clark has created an impression since he joined Narberth RFC at the start of the season so Bill Carne met up with the powerful second row from Haverfordwest for a chat . . .

Dax is catching the eye for young Blues

Western Telegraph: DRIVING FORCE: Dax Leggett drives forward for Haverfordwest against St Davids. (3347336)

2:02pm Saturday 11th January 2014

Bill Carne meets up with Dax Leggett, a promising young second row with Haverfordwest RFC’s under 16 team, who is also on the ‘Pathways’ scheme with the Scarlets’ Academy . . .

It's just a skateboard in the Park for talented Conor

Western Telegraph: ON THE BOARD: Conor Ratcliff tests his skateboarding skills at the fantastic new park in Haverfordwest. (3212965)

2:02pm Saturday 11th January 2014

Bill Carne recently visited the superb new Pembrokeshire Skate Park and talked to teenager Conor Ratcliff about his undoubted skills in skate boarding and his involvement there . . .

Amy shines at Horse of the Year Show

11:01am Sunday 5th January 2014

Bill Carne recently visited the Mallards Reach Equestrian Centre to chat to Amy James about her superb win at the ‘Horse of the Year’ show in the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham . . .


Western Telegraph: NEED FOR SPEED: Jason Cole in high-speed karting action. (3148660)

10:02am Friday 3rd January 2014

Bill Carne meets up with one of the speed merchants of the Pembrokeshire Sporting scene in Karting champion Jason Cole . . .


12:02pm Sunday 8th December 2013

At 18 years of age Jordan Hart has already made a name for herself as a terrific badminton player but now she is about to embark on another step in her development as she recovers from a serious ankle injury and has set out on a three-year BSC (Hons) degree in Sports Science at Loughborough University.

Amelia is an all rounder

Western Telegraph: ALL ROUNDER: Amelia Davies playsd for Fishguard and Goodwick Ladiesà 	¢Â hockey team and swims for Fishguard Fliers.  (2272141)

12:02pm Wednesday 6th November 2013

AT14 years of age, Amelia Davies is already a regular member of the Fishguard and Goodwick Ladies hockey team and has been selected as one of only five Gold Hockey Ambassadors with the Welsh Hockey Association who is charged with the responsibility of promoting the game in their area.

Robert's moving from strength to strength

Western Telegraph: ON PARADE: Robert Luke parading one of his fine horses in his yard. (2268774)

12:02pm Monday 4th November 2013

Bill Carne found out a great deal more about horses when he met Robert Luke at his excellent stables near Clarbeston Road . . .

Sean Gale is a top coach at Narberth

Western Telegraph: HEAD COACH: Sean Gale has a wealth of playing and coaching experience to steer Narberth in the right direction. (1762979)

10:02am Wednesday 30th October 2013

Bill Carne popped along to Narberth RFC recently to talk to Sean Gale about his role as head coach with the Otters in the Welsh Championship set-up...

Tom's a promising young cricketer

Western Telegraph: WHAT A  CATCH: Tom Pritchard is promising young cricketer with Neyland and Pembrokeshire. (1764292)

2:21pm Thursday 24th October 2013

WHEN the Pembrokeshire under 15 cricket team created a little history last season by becoming the first junior team from the county to become Welsh Regional Champions, no one was more delighted than the Pritchard family of Neyland because Tom bowled really well to help them to that success.

Lydia has a promising future in athletics

12:02pm Monday 21st October 2013

LYDIA Thomas started out in athletics as a very talented young sprinter over 100 and 200 metres but since then has worked really hard with Pembrokeshire Harriers and has developed into a hurdler of real potential.

Jaz is Wales sevens rugby star

Western Telegraph: TRUE STARS: Jaz Joyce with Steph Harries both from St David's and starred for Wales at rugby (1391880)

10:02am Friday 18th October 2013

ST DAVID'S Schools sixth former Jaz Joyce is certainly hitting the headlines in ladies rugby because she recently scored eight tries in a Sevens Tournament to help Welsh Schools beat four English teams, one each from Scotland, Ireland, plus the Welsh B team.

Matthew skippered Hook to promotion

Western Telegraph: LEADING BY EXAMPLE: Matthew Holder skippered Hook CC who have gained promotion to division two next season. (1398510)

3:02pm Monday 14th October 2013

WHEN Hook Cricket Club gained promotion back to Division Two of the Nicholas Insurance-sponsored Pembroke County Cricket League at the end of this recent cricket season, no-one was more delighted than Matthew Holder because he has been involved there since he was a nipper and skippered the side to that promotion.

Macs is a potent goal scorer

Western Telegraph: GOAL SCORER: Macs Page netted an incredible 132 goals last season. (1315522)

11:02am Sunday 13th October 2013

Bill Carne meets up with Macs Page, who makes goal scoring look easy as he scored an amazing 132 goals last season . . .

Lydia is a promising athlete with Pembrokeshire Harriers

1:02pm Saturday 28th September 2013

LYDIA Thomas started out in athletics as a very talented young sprinter over 100 and 200 metres but since then has worked really hard with Pembrokeshire Harriers and has developed into a hurdler of real potential.

Dowey heading to New Zealand to coach swimming

Western Telegraph: IN THE SWIM: Pembrokeshireà 	¢ÂÂs Swimming Development Coach Paul Dowey, has just left to take up a new challenge in New Zealand. (1239923)

12:02pm Saturday 28th September 2013

PEMBROKESHIRE'S swimming fraternity has lost its key figure this week with the departure of Paul Dowey, the Swimming Development Coach, to a new challenge as a coach in New Zealand.

Women are buzzing with Graham as coach

Western Telegraph: COACHING WOMEN: Llangwm ladies' rugby coach Graham Elliott (1046749)

10:02am Wednesday 11th September 2013

Llangwm started their girls rugby team up back last November and the squad has been training since then - and they currently have 20 + girls training aged 17 to 40 + as they meet every Wednesday evening from 7 until 8 at Pill Parks.

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