Isle of Wight sports

Residents on the Isle of Wight love their sport, it’s another one of those things that bring communities together. We published regular updates for cricket, sailing, speedway and football from local clubs.

If you have sports news to share, get in touch and we’ll share it with our wide readership.

Brading Haven Yacht Club shortlisted for RYA Club of the Year Award 2016

Brading sailing club

Well done to everyone who have worked so hard at Brading Haven Yacht Club in St Helens to reach the top five shortlist.

Monday, 8th February, 2016 3:06pm

By Gemma Wall

Rugby: Ventnor 1st defeat the Southsea Nomads

Rugby Balls

Ventnor travelled with a strong side to a very determined Southsea Nomads and for the first time would be playing on a 3G pitch.

Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016 8:08am

By Nolan Winter

Ventnor lad pulls off brilliant skateboarding stunt

theo bridgeman skateboarding challenge

Theo Bridgeman filmed the stunt at Ventnor Skatepark to get a challenge going with Californian skater, Jeromy Green. He's managed to raise even more awareness for the Ventnor Skatepark project in the process.

Monday, 1st February, 2016 8:47pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Ventnor Skatepark celebrates ‘hoppy times’

wight trash goddards

Last summer Goddards Brewery launched Wight Trash Pale Ale and committed to donating 10p per bottle sold to the Ventnor Skatepark project. It's raised £300 so far!

Monday, 1st February, 2016 11:55am

By Henrietta Goddard with 2 readers' comments

Bumper start to the year for Ryde Harriers running team

Hants champs women's team

These guys go out in all weathers and don't let a bit of rain or mud get in the way of a racing challenge.

Friday, 29th January, 2016 4:10pm

By Tom Blackwell

Get to know your bicycle at free training sessions

i love my bike bell

Are you new to, or returning to cycling after a long period away, and need to boost your confidence? These free Bicycle Island training and maintenance courses might be just the ticket.

Thursday, 28th January, 2016 9:34am

By Alice Henry

‘Bart’ remembered at launch of 2016 Great South Run

Ben Ainslie

Most successful Olympic sailor of all time, Ben Ainslie, launches the world’s leading ten mile running event in memory of sailor Andrew “Bart” Simpson, who tragically lost his life in an America's Cup training accident in May 2013.

Wednesday, 27th January, 2016 8:15am

By Kerry Simpson

IOWmcc riders compete for The Mercury Cup

Will West

Back to back trials at the same venue required some ‘out of the box’ thinking in order to provide a different course yesterday at Haslett Farm in Shorwell.

Monday, 25th January, 2016 12:03pm

By Wayne Brodie

Another productive week for the Wightlink Warriors

wightlink warriors

Further sponsorship pledges for the Wightlink Warriors, plus an incentive for a Warrior to break the existing track record adds to the good news for Island Speedway.

Tuesday, 19th January, 2016 7:22am

By Sally Perry

Swim the Solent this year for Aspire – the spinal injuries charity

swim the solent for aspire

For 2016, Aspire has made swimming the Solent even better than before, with more choice and a bigger challenge.

Monday, 18th January, 2016 7:45am

By Laura Haynes with one comment

Vectis Isle Pioneers Motorcycle Club return to Haslett Farm

Harrison Crickmore

The Vectis Isle Pioneers Motorcycle Club was back at Haslett Farm, Shorwell this weekend for the 2015-16 Championship.

Monday, 18th January, 2016 7:28am

By Wayne Brodie

Youth team through to semi-final of the Hampshire cup

newport under 13 yfc

Well done to Newport (IW) youth under 13s who made it through to the semi final of the Hampshire cup at the weekend.

Monday, 18th January, 2016 7:07am

By Graham Snow

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