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Caerphilly powerlifter returns home with bronze medal from masters competition in Czech Republic


BRONZE: Dylan Davies, right, on the podium in PilsenA former bodybuilder who turned to powerlifting is celebrating after returning to his Caerphilly home with a European bronze medal.

Penyrheol boy set to compete at the Kickboxing and Karate World Championships.


Reuben West, from PenyrheolA primary school pupil from Penyrheol is travelling to Ireland to compete in the Kickboxing and Karate World Championships.

Gymnastics: Tumbling talent from Caerphilly through to national finals


TALENTED: Jenson BallOverenthusiastic boys are known to take a tumble every now and again, but one 11-year-old’s “natural” ability to twist and flip has secured him a place in a national gymnastics final.

Football: Coach recognised with award for role in promoting grassroots football


AWARD: Simon Grist, back left, at BTM United’s presentation evening with a selection of the club’s youth playersA football coach described as “a key cog to our club and players’ development” has been recognised with a Football Association of Wales (FAW) award.

Rugby Union: Preparations underway for new season as fixtures are announced


HALF CENTURY: Caerphilly scrum-half Jac Jonathan uses the ballClubs across Caerphilly County Borough are in the midst of their pre-season preparations as they gear up for the 2017/18 season launch.

Para Athletics: Arnold breaks world record to take gold medal


Ystrad Mynach's Paralympic gold medallist, Hollie ArnoldParalympic champion Hollie Arnold struck gold once again with a record-breaking throw in the F46 javelin event at this year’s World Para Athletics Championships.

Rugby Union: Bedwas’ delight as Allen and Hudd sign up


PUT PEN TO PAPER: Back-rowers Morgan Allen, left, and Nathan Hudd, right, have joined BedwasBedwas have bolstered their already formidable pack with the signing of two physical back-row forwards.

Taekwondo: Lauren Williams vows to learn from late loss


HARSH LESSONS: Lauren Williams, left, beat Marie Federique Ekpitini en route to the quarter-finals. Photo by GB TaekwondoTeenage taekwondo sensation Lauren Williams vowed to learn a valuable lesson after suffering late defeat in her World Championship quarter-final.

Cycling: Caerphilly Cycling Club riders gear up for Velothon Wales following Berlin success


A local cycling club is in the running for a four-figure grant after a group of its riders excelled racing in the hills of Germany last month.

Rugby Union: Principality Premiership’s geographical revamp confirmed by WRU


Wales' top-flight semi-professional division will undergo a change in format and make-up, after the Welsh Rugby Union confirmed the introduction of geographical groups.

Cricket: Newbridge unbeaten streak continues as Blackwood register first win of season


Cricket teams across Caerphilly County Borough enjoyed stunning weather conditions as the South Wales East divisions entered the latter half.

Rugby Union: Premiership could go regional in second change of division format


CHAMPIONS: The 2016 Premiership winners, Ebbw Vale, celebrate in styleWelsh rugby’s top club division could be set for a revamp, just 12 months after a controversial change of format was introduced.
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