Sunday, 27 January 2019

January 2019

Emiliano Sala Tributes. Cardiff City Stadium. 23/1/19.
Emiliano Sala Tributes. Cardiff City Stadium. 23/1/19.
General View of the Leckwith Stadium with a view of the Cardiff City Stadium in the distance prior to Pontypridd Town v Port Talbot Town. Leckwith Stadium. 12/1/19.
Port Talbot Town's Keane Watts attacks the Pontypridd Town defence. Leckwith Stadium. 12/1/19.
Swansea City Ladies v Cardiff City Women. Llandarcy Sports Academy. 13/1/19.
The Dragon from the 2017 Champions League Final at it's new home. Dragon Park. 16/1/19.
Wales Women record appearance holder Jess Fishlock sports a protective face mask at training ahead of their international against Italy. Dragon Park. 16/1/19. 
Swansea City goalkeeper Erwin Mulder celebrates Oli McBurnie's winning goal against Sheffield United. Liberty Stadium. 19/1/19.
Fans await the kick off before Swansea City v Sheffield United. Liberty Stadium. 19/1/19.
 (Shot for Andrew Orchard.)

Billy Sharp charges forward in desperation for a late equaliser against Swansea City. Liberty Stadium. 19/1/19.
(Shot for Andrew Orchard.)
All Golds' Ashley Lewis scores against UoG. Oxstalls. 20/1/19.

All Golds' Tom Gaffney breaks through the UoG defence. Oxstalls. 20/1/19.
UoG RL & All Golds RL after the full time whistle. Oxstalls. 20/1/19.

Dirghlington v All Golds. Battlefields. 26/1/19.
Jack Uren in action against Drighlington in the Challenge Cup. Battlefields. 26/1/19.

Monday, 31 December 2018

Top 10 images of 2018.

2018 saw the All Golds return to action by winning the West of England league undefeated and lifting the Harry Jepson trophy. Callum Merrett was a joy to photograph throughout the long summer months!

2018 started off well with the visit of Liverpool to Port Talbot Town's Victoria Road ground for a training session ahead of their match with Swansea City. Here Alberto Moreno undergoes a fitness test in front of the Burns Road mural as he returns from injury. 
Returning from LA the sun continued to shine across the country and at Jenner Park the South Wales FA were impressing in the UEFA Regions Cup qualifying round.

Alex Matchett runs along Cardiff Bay barrage on his way to winning the Welsh Triathlon.
(Shot for Mel Parry)

I've been lucky enough to photograph Gareth Bale a number of times this year but my favourite was at his intimate Q&A evening at his Elevens Bar & Grill. 

I couldn't even choose a top 10 images list from the LA trip alone but here is one of my favourites, Mexican fans next to the Welsh 'away' end as the two teams draw 0-0 at the Rose Bowl. 

A highlight of the year has been covering the Welsh men's senior team and here is Ryan Giggs facing the media ahead of the Spain friendly at the Principality Stadium. 

The year ended well by photographing Wayne Routledge's winner against Sheffield Wednesday.
(Shot for Andrew Orchard.)

Cardiff City had an impressive 2018 by getting promoted from the Championship under Neil Warnock.

The summer was highlighted by the impressive performances of the Welsh Women's teams against Bosnia & Russia, here manager Jayne Ludlow interacts with two young fans after naming the squad to face England in the group decider. 

December 2018

Wayne Routledge celebrates his winning goal against Sheffield Wednesday. Liberty Stadium. 15/12/18.

Swansea City captain Leroy Fer celebrates their winning goal against Sheffield Wednesday. Liberty Stadium. 15/12/18.

Bersant Celina celebrates scoring his equaliser against Sheffield Wednesday. Liberty Stadium. 15/12/18.

Nathan Dyer is challenged by Ashley Baker. Liberty Stadium. 15/12/18.

Joe Rodon wins a header against Sheffield Wednesday. Liberty Stadium. 15/12/18.

Connor Roberts is tackled. Liberty Stadium. 15/12/18.
Crowds gather around the Port Talbot Banksy artwork.Taibach. 2612/18.
Jordan, Mark & Josh Pike at the Don Pike memorial game. Victoria Road. 26/12/18.

Swansea City manager Graham Potter applauds the home support. Liberty Stadium. 15/12/18.

Saturday, 1 December 2018

November 2018

Ben Rose-Miles celebrates scoring a late equaliser against Ammanford. Victoria Road. 17/11/18.
Ryan Giggs announces his Welsh Squad for the Nations League clash against Denmark. Hensol Castle. 5/11/18.
Wales Training. Hensol Castle. 12/11/18.

Tyler Roberts faces the media. St Fagans. 13/11/18.

Ashley Williams faces the media. Cardiff City Stadium. 15/11/18.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn chats with Ryan Giggs. Cardiff City Stadium. 15/11/18.

Gareth Bale celebrates during a warm up game. Cardiff City Stadium. 15/11/18.

Ethan Ampadu arrives for training. Cardiff City Stadium. 15/11/18.

Wales Training. Cardiff City Stadium. 15/11/18.

Chris Gunter at training ahead of his record caps appearance for Wales in Albania. Hensol Castle. 19/11/18.

Port Talbot Town v Goytre United. Victoria Road. 30/11/18.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

October 2018

Port Talbot Town v Afan Lido. 12/10/18

A young Wales fan twirls his scarf at Wales v Spain. Principality Stadium. 11/10/18.

Wales Top Goal Scorer Gareth Bale is presented with a golden boot at Half Time of Wales v Spain. Principality Stadium. 11/10/18.

General View of the Principality Stadium ahead of Wales v Spain. Cardiff. 10/10/18.

Ethan Ampadu & David Brooks warm up before Wales' training session. Hensol Castle. 8/10/18
Paco Alcacer celebrates after opening the scoring against Wales. Principality Stadium. 11/10/18.
Spain captain Sergio Ramos heads his team's second goal against Wales. Principality Stadium. 11/10/18.
Joe Allen faces the media ahead of the Spain friendly. St Fagans. 9/10/18
Sam Vokes, Ashley Williams & James Chester. Principality Stadium. 10/10/18.
Ashley Williams Press Conference. Principality Stadium. 10/10/18.
Ryan Giggs Press Conference. Principality Stadium. 10/10/18.
Welsh Martyrs Church Opening. Aberystwyth. 25/10/18
Pembrokeshire Floods. Llanddowror. 14/10/18.

Archbishop George Martin of Cardiff speaks during Archbishop McGrath High School's Presentation Evening. Brackla. 24/10/18.