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.

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Rugby: Ventnor Seconds’ chance to steal the headlines

Rugby field:

The final game for the Ventnor Seconds saw a defeat, but they had a swear jar running all day raising money for local Cancer charity, P.A.T.C.H, ahead of the Boxing Day Swim.

Monday, 22nd December, 2014 2:37pm

By Nolan Winter

Isle of Wight sailors in first edition of yacht race

Lupa of London-RORC:

Several top Isle of Wight offshore sailors have been taking part in the first edition of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s new race from Lanzarote to the spice island of Grenada in the Caribbean.

Thursday, 18th December, 2014 9:49am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Rugby: Ventnor back in second position over the Christmas break

Rugby Balls

Ventnor 1 XV ended their last game of the year on a high with an away win against Nomads.

Tuesday, 16th December, 2014 3:10pm

By Nolan Winter

No rest for runners through the holiday period

Ryde Harriers:

A round-up of the races on offer for those who wish to keep on running over the holiday period, as well details of as some early next year.

Tuesday, 16th December, 2014 7:02am

By Tom Blackwell

End of the season for Ventnor U15 colts cricket: Roundup

Ventnor colts u15s:

For the 2014 season Ventnor U15 Colts cricket team played ten games - scored 1,357 runs, bowled 200 overs and took 61 wickets and won both the U15 IOW League and Cup.

Monday, 15th December, 2014 4:07pm

By Robert Bartlett

Tension over developer wanting to build houses on football club land

Niton football ground

The club say the investment pledge from the land owner is a great opportunity to replace the tired changing rooms, but residents argue the development would be detrimental to the AONB and is not needed.

Monday, 15th December, 2014 3:09pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

New Cowes breakwater could bring investment and new jobs says Harbour Commission

New Cowes Breakwater & Victoria Marina East Cowes Development Plan:

New detached Cowes Breakwater, delivered by Cowes Harbour Commission, unlocks the harbour’s potential and creates catalyst for investment and job opportunities.

Monday, 15th December, 2014 12:26pm

By Louisa Mamakou with 2 readers' comments

Disappointment for Island sailor in Extreme Series Racing

Extreme Series Racing

Disappointment for Island sailor Leigh McMillan and his team, but at least they had the satisfaction of gaining a place on the last day and finishing in second place in Act 8, as well as being second in the Series overall.

Monday, 15th December, 2014 8:21am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Ryde Harriers: Windy conditions for final club night race of the year

Ryde Harriers:

Ryde Harriers will be taking a well earned rest from racing over the next few weeks.

Friday, 12th December, 2014 3:48pm

By Tom Blackwell

Island runners head to the frosty fields of Popham Airfield

Ryde Harriers :

Glorious sunshine welcomed competitors to the latest Hampshire Cross Country League fixture, but the beautiful conditions belied a beast of a route on the frosty fields of Popham Airfield.

Wednesday, 10th December, 2014 8:04am

By Tom Blackwell

Island cyclist confirmed Junior Sussex CA Best All-Rounder of 2014

Arthur Venables:

Congratulations to Island cyclist Arthur Venables who was recently confirmed as champion of the Junior Sussex CA Best All-Rounder 2014.

Wednesday, 10th December, 2014 7:49am

By Arthur Venables

Disappointment for many at news of no speedway on the Isle of Wight in 2015

Wightlink Islanders

The group supporting a bid to bring Speedway back to the Island for 2015 have failed to gain enough financial support.

Tuesday, 9th December, 2014 11:39am

By Bryn Williams