Our goal is to promote the important values of sport around equality, friendship, inspiration, diversity and the community focus of sport

Sportsline powered by BCC IT is place for local sports enthusiasts or those with a local connection to keep in touch, and share the wealth and depth of sporting activity in West Wales and particularly in and around the Teifi Valley.

We encourage a light hearted but sincere focus on all that is positive across all sports and at all levels. To participate is far more important to us than just trophies in the cabinet.

The views on this page have no connection with any local newspaper and are entirely the views of Sportsline and its contributors.
Your comments, feedback and ideas are always welcomed but please remember that we have many readers under the age of 18 and reserve the right to edit comments not deemed fit for publication.

The team:

Chief sports writer/Editor: Andrew Clarke

Former west Wales reporter at the Western Mail and at one time was the farming editor. He has been a freelance sports writer for almost 25 years with the Cambrian News, Carmarthen Journal, West Wales Guardian and the sports editor of the Tivyside back in the early nineties when it was a broadsheet .

He has played most sports, almost across the whole of the men’s spectrum for Cardigan even in the days when the town had a tennis team as well as playing rugby, football, cricket and more recently bowls.

He has also been very active as a coach and administrator over the years.

He is married to Shan who is the current head at Ysgol Gymunedol Maenclochog and Ysgol Brynconin, Llandissilio. His two grown up children are heavily involved in sport and daughter Hanna who lives in Neath is an established member of the Welsh Ladies Bowls team and she is a former World indoor singles finalist. Huw who lives in Cardiff is a huge sports enthusiast and running is his thing these days and he recently posted a decent time in the Cardiff half marathon.

Their three grandchildren Jack, Leila and Mali keep them on their toes.

Anwen Francis. Freelance contributor

Sportsline feature writer, Welsh language columnist and equine specialist

Anwen Francis has been working in the media for over 20 years, starting her career at the Tivyside in Cardigan before moving on to BBC Cymru as the west Wales reporter. She has worked for many companies as a freelance, including Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Telesgop, Theatr na nOg, Torch Theatre, NFU Cymru Wales and the Welsh Books Council. She was an equestrian columnist for the Western Mail for over five years and is a published author. She lives on a small farm with her husband Dilwyn, and two children, Soffia and Henri with ponies and dogs!

Photographer : Julie John

Our roving photographer, whose passion and enthusiasm for sport, especially rugby is infectious. Sportsline would never have got off the ground without her wonderful work and dedication.

Julie works in education during the day but finds time around her busy family and work life to provide us with the images that make our on-line magazine such a success. Her teenage children Iwan and Catrin are both very active in local sport.

 

Photographer: Beverley Hemmings.

Cheekiest snapper ever who is football mad and is based near Aberystwyth. Bev never misses a Saturday afternoon and just loves being out on the touchline and in all weathers.