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.

‘Frustrating day at the office’ for Ventnor RFC

Rugby field:

Everything seemed to be against the 'Frustrating day at the office' for Ventnor RFC team making it to the away match on Saturday, but they made it in the end.

Tuesday, 24th November, 2015 11:34am

By Ross Harris

Confidence lost through MS regained with Cowes Sailability

Andy Barton

With the help of charity Cowes Sailability, wheelchair User, Andy Barton, gains his RYA Powerboat level II certificate of competence and regain lost confidence. Well done to all involved.

Tuesday, 24th November, 2015 7:31am

By Patrick de Peyer with one comment

FA Vase 3rd Round: Newport IW FC vs Tadley Calleva FC

FA Vase

One step closer to Wembley for Newport IW FC.

Monday, 23rd November, 2015 12:42pm

By Newport IW Football Club

The Matt Russell Memorial trial paid tribute to former rider

Tony Russell, Nick Symes, Nick Read, Will West and Calvin Wright.

The trial paid tribute to 29 year old Matt Russell, a popular and a well-liked member of the Club, who tragically and suddenly lost his life at the age of just 29.

Monday, 23rd November, 2015 9:27am

By Wayne Brodie

Isle of Wight Football Mundial League football results for 17th November

Football mundial

The Football Mundial Isle of Wight (Ryde) 6-a-Side League results for 17th November 2015.

Thursday, 19th November, 2015 7:02am

By Tom McDonough

World champions compete on the Isle of Wight (in a sport you may never have heard of!)

Shove 'ha penny competitors

The series of friendly matches attracted past and present world champions to Ryde on the Isle of Wight, but can you guess what the sport is?

Wednesday, 18th November, 2015 4:25pm

By John Sands with one comment

Jono to represent the Isle of Wight in Mixed Martial Art spectacular

Jono Bate

A martial arts fighter will be representing the Island in this weekend’s Mixed Martial Art (MMA) spectacular, Shock N Awe at the Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth.

Wednesday, 18th November, 2015 3:13pm

By Rosie Hutton

Do you know a talented athlete? They could qualify for support

Northern Inter-counties athletics

The application closing date for support for talented athletes is 31 December. If you know a talented athlete let them know about this council scheme.

Wednesday, 18th November, 2015 9:30am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Rugby: Ventnor defeat Fleet by 64-0

Rugby field:

Ventnor were keen to show last week was just a blip in their season of pushing for promotion, they managed to get a very convincing win at Watcombe.

Tuesday, 17th November, 2015 7:31am

By Nolan Winter

Vectis Island Pioneers take on Knighton Sandpit

Calvin Wright

The ninth round of the 2015 Championship was held at Knighton Sand Pit, courtesy of Mr Roger Morgan.

Monday, 16th November, 2015 9:08am

By Wayne Brodie

Island sailor’s tactician wins top award

Sarah Ayrton & Leigh McMillan

Leigh McMillan’s tactician on board The Wave Muscat, Sarah Ayton, has made a huge impact in the Extreme Sailing Series and has now been awarded the International Sailing Federation Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2015.

Friday, 13th November, 2015 7:44am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Check out the Isle of Wight skateboarding scene from 1976 (video)

1976 skateboarding video by simon cooper yellow top

Board the time machine and travel back nearly forty years to join the Isle of Wight Skateboarding scene in 1976. Not only fascinating from watching the tricks, but the fashion and scenery back then.

Tuesday, 10th November, 2015 7:28pm

By Sally Perry with one comment