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.

Cricket: Pre-season friendlies continue

Cricket match:

Ventnor continued their pre-season programme of friendlies with a match with Lymington at Steephill on Saturday.

Thursday, 16th April, 2015 3:10pm

By Graeme Burnett

Rugby: Final matches of the season for Ventnor

Rugby field:

Ventnor RFC played their last matches of the season last weekend.

Thursday, 16th April, 2015 3:08pm

By Nolan Winter

Cycle Race Team take on the Thruxton Motor Circuit

Sam Baker Winchester Crit:

On Sunday 12th April, seven members of the Wightlink-LCM Systems Cycle Race Team travelled to Andover to race at Thruxton Motor Circuit.

Thursday, 16th April, 2015 2:48pm

By Jack Elton-Walters

Vectis Isle Pioneers head to Totland for first round of 2015

Alfie Nodewell

The Vectis Isle Pioneers Motorcycle Club held the first round of the 2015 trials championship at Nodewell Farm, Totland.

Thursday, 16th April, 2015 8:21am

By Wayne Brodie

SBS EPOS rolls onboard with Isle of Wight Speedway

Wightlink Islanders

Just days after the news broke that, with the full backing of Brian Ginders, Chairman of Island Speedway (IOW) Ltd, ex-rider Barry Bishop and business partner Martin Widman are determined to bring speedway back to the Isle of Wight, the duo can now reveal that they have secured a big partnership deal with local businessman Dave Stevens of SBS EPOS.

Thursday, 16th April, 2015 7:30am

By Bryn Williams

Round the clock work on Cross Street for cycling event

Pearl Izumi iw announcement

Cross Street Ryde will be undergoing major excavation and reconstruction, as well as resurfacing, prior to the Pearl Izumi Cycle Tour Series event which takes place on 14th May.

Wednesday, 15th April, 2015 8:15am

By Claire Robertson with 4 readers' comments

Harriers take on Lakeside Relay, Brighton Marathon and Easter Egg Run

Ryde harriers relay team apr 2015

Ryde Harriers sent three teams over for the inaugural Lakeside Relay, held at Lakeside North Harbour in Cosham. Whilst others took part in the Brighton Marathon and the Easter Egg Run.

Tuesday, 14th April, 2015 9:12am

By Tom Blackwell

Steve Brougham steps down from Newport FC

Steve Brougham - Newport FC

Newport IW Football Club manager Steve Brougham has decided to step down from first team duties at the end of the season after four years at the club.

Monday, 13th April, 2015 4:32pm

By Newport IW Football Club

Another successful trial for IOW Motorcycle Club

IOW Motorcycle Club trials:

Newbarn Farm, courtesy of Chris Spence, was the venue for the sixth round of the Winter series was held last Sunday.

Friday, 10th April, 2015 3:01pm

By Wayne Brodie

Help Isle of Wight RFC win the training session of a lifetime

Ventnor RFC foursome

Last chance to vote for your favorite AEG Grassroots rugby team! Help Isle of Wight RFC win the training session of a lifetime.

Thursday, 9th April, 2015 1:19pm

By Christina Lenton

Under 14s from around the country come together for long-running Football Festival

Schools football festival by 353 photograhy

You won't believe some of the well-known football players who have taken part in this football festival on the Island over the last 28 years. There could well be another Rio Ferdinand or Phil Neville taking part this week, with the focus of the festival being 'fair play'. You can go along an watch today and tomorrow. Check the ESFA Website for details.

Thursday, 9th April, 2015 9:04am

By Mike Simmonds

Positive news on Speedway’s return to the Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Speedway by Ian Groves

The new management team say they are "extremely confident" about prospects. Here are the details.

Thursday, 9th April, 2015 7:20am

By Bryn Williams