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.

Lifetime Commitment Award for Seaview’s Suki

Suki Pountney and HRH Princess Anne

Suki Pountney received the award recognition of her efforts in nurturing the club’s young sailors and raising significant funding

Wednesday, 26th November, 2014 2:44pm

By Susie Nation-Grainger with one comment

Vote today to help Bembridge secure new outdoor gym for community

Fan of 20 pound notes

Bembridge is up against Bournemouth in the ITV People's Milions hoping to win a £50,000 grant for a new outdoor gym. Your vote today will count.

Wednesday, 26th November, 2014 10:33am

By Emma Goldring with 6 readers' comments

America’s Cup World Series heading for the Solent

The launch of the 1851 Trust. Portsmouth. UK. Admiral Lord Nelson School pupils and Sir Ben Ainslie pictured painting HMS Victory on the walls of the new Ben Ainslie Racing HQ

Last held in British waters in 2011, the America's Cup World Series returns to the Solent in the next two years, with Sir Ben Ainslie racing for Britain.

Tuesday, 25th November, 2014 9:44am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Rugby: Ventnor back to winning ways

Rugby Balls

Ventnor got back to winning ways this week away to Alresford and played some excellent free flowing rugby which is when the team are at their best.

Tuesday, 25th November, 2014 7:27am

By Nolan Winter

Ryde Rowing Club close season at celebration dinner

James Cleary Ollie Gove Sam Barding Adam Edwards Stephen Johnson:

With the 2014 competitive rowing season now over it was time for Ryde Rowing Club to celebrate another successful season at the club presentation dinner.

Monday, 17th November, 2014 12:34pm

By Sally Perry

Replacement breakwater planned for Yarmouth

Yarmouth breakwater

The expected cost is in the order of £10 million and the commissioners expect that the whole project is likely to take five years.

Monday, 17th November, 2014 9:28am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Island runners head to Gosport for half-marathon

Adam Tuck Ryde Harriers

Another large contingent of Island runners made the short trip over to the popular Gosport half-marathon on Sunday to join the capacity field of 2,000.

Monday, 17th November, 2014 8:14am

By Tom Blackwell

Free event sees Isle of Wight ice hockey teams battle it out this Sunday

The Solent Hawks team

This free event on Sunday at Planet Ice in Ryde sees the rivalry between the Solent Hawks and the Solent Vikings continue as they battle it out on the ice

Thursday, 13th November, 2014 9:51am

By Sally Perry

Car Club: Richardson Wins and takes the Turbine Trophy

Kevin Richardson

With just one round left to run in the 2014 season, the sealed surface championship is very much up for grabs, with Dan Morgan and Kevin Richardson preparing to battle it out.

Thursday, 13th November, 2014 9:34am

By Adam Weller

Islander Keegan Brown defeats five times world darts champion

Keegan Brown - Darts champ

Many people don't realise that St Mary's hospital has a world youth darts champion working within their midst. Taking part in a Grand Slam match this week, Keegan Brown has only gone and beaten the five times world champion!

Thursday, 13th November, 2014 8:47am

By Sally Perry

Island running clubs compete in Hampshire Cross Country League

Ryde Harriers Cross County 11 Nov

Four Island running clubs took part in the second Hampshire Cross Country League fixture.

Tuesday, 11th November, 2014 9:55am

By Tom Blackwell

Incredible year for Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club

Joe Evans Murray and Alex Robertson with SSRC trophies

Last weekend's Dinner and Dance draws Shanklin Rowing Club's incredible 2014 to a close.

Tuesday, 11th November, 2014 9:21am

By Alex Robertson