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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Personal Bests galore for Ryde Harriers at the Victory 5

Ryde Harriers runners - one with her thumbs up

Great performances from so many of the Ryde Harriers at last weekend's Victory 5 in Lakeside North Harbour

Monday, 9th December, 2019 12:08pm

By Stephanie Hankin

‘Six Hours of Kortrijk’ time well spent for Isle of Wight rally drivers

Richard Weaver and James Pink at Kortrijk 2019

Despite the wet and slippery conditions, this Isle of Wight rally driving team came up trumps in Belgium at the 'Six Hours of Kortrijk'

Wednesday, 4th December, 2019 7:39am

By Richard Weaver

Cash boost helps Isle of Wight charity reach £96,000 goal for wheelchair friendly boat

Laura Haytack, Paul WIlks, IW Foundation Co-ordinator Sam O'Rourke and Trish Rooke

The cash boost will help Cowes Sailability Club reach their £96,000 target for a new specially-designed Island-built motorboat that is fully wheelchair accessible

Wednesday, 27th November, 2019 10:26am

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Cowes confirmed for start of 2021 and 2023 Rolex Fastnet Race

Left to right - Benoît Arrive, Mayor of Cherbourg-en-Contentin, Marc Lefevre, Chairman of County Council of Manche, Steven Anderson, RORC Commodore, Jean-Louis Valentin, Chairman of Urban Community of Cotentin, Isabelle Vandenberghe, Elected Member of Regional Council of Normandy, Geneviève Gosselin-Fleury, Chairman Tourism of Cotentin, Eddie Warden Owen (RORC CEO)

The Rolex Fastnet Race will finish in Cherbourg in 2021 and 2023, both starting from Cowes

Tuesday, 26th November, 2019 6:00pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Ventnor take on Southampton University Hospitals in the Hampshire league

Rugby Balls

Ventnor went toe-to-toe with Southampton University Hospitals, the league leaders

Monday, 25th November, 2019 10:10am

By James Morton

Isle of Wight juniors take part in Rowing Forum Annual Indoor Competition

Juniors from the Four Island Rowing Clubs at the Isle of Wight Rowing Forum Indoor Junior Regatta

The annual event is open to any Junior/under 18 members from the three Island Rowing Clubs – Ryde, Shanklin Sandown and Newport – plus Ryde School Boat Club

Monday, 25th November, 2019 9:29am

By Steve Bull

Wight Tri members take on the Carisbrooke Duathlon

Carisbrooke Duathlon - wight tri runners

The weather played its part for an enjoyable race with it being dry and mild with minimal wind, see who fared the best

Monday, 25th November, 2019 9:22am

By Liz Dunlop

Isle of Wight’s Clare Griffin wins Sunday Times Vitality Grassroots Sportswoman of the Year award

clare griffin and Dina Asher-smith

Congratulations are in order for Clare Griffin, who has been the driving force at West Wight Sports and Community Centre for thirty years

Friday, 22nd November, 2019 12:12pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Riders compete in the Annual Matthew Russell Memorial Cup Trial

Ben, Tom, Tony and Ross at the 2019 Matt Russell Cup Presentation

Matt Russell was a popular and a well-liked member of the Club who tragically and suddenly lost his life at the age of just twenty-nine

Tuesday, 19th November, 2019 7:57am

By Wayne Brodie

Brush away the cobwebs at this ten mile Isle of Wight cross country event

Runners in the chilly hilly event

Here's something that will warm you up in December and get you in the festive mood

Tuesday, 12th November, 2019 9:19am

By Clare Treasure

Newport Football Club’s 3G all-weather pitch will allow greater and more varied use

Wightfibre Foootball

Now planning permission has been secured for St George's Park, work on the WightFibre Park - located at the top of The Racecourse - can begin

Monday, 11th November, 2019 8:33am

By Sally Perry

200 take part in Ghost Runner 2019 (photos)

Runners taking part in 2019 Ghost Runner event

Run in conjunction with WightAid, those taking part in this year's Ghost Runner took in five kilometres of muddy trails around the forest.

Monday, 4th November, 2019 9:45am

By Phil Jones