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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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Speedway fraternity celebrate life of Warriors legend

bryn williams

There's free entry Thursday at Island Speedway, as the fraternity celebrate the life of late Bryn Williams, Warriors former stadium announcer and press officer who sadly passed away last year.

Tuesday, 18th April, 2017 8:15am

By Rob Dyer

Easter Challenge kicks off sailing season

Niftys crew

Cowes saw the return of RORC Easter Challenge last weekend. Suzanne and Alan report back from three days of racing.

Tuesday, 18th April, 2017 7:59am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Don your fancy dress and get paddling for the Wave Project

Stand up paddle boarders

Don't forget to register for the Loudest fundraising event on water – The Wave Project’s Paddle Out LOUD - taking place on 30th April with a choice of two paddles, both ending in Sandown.

Saturday, 15th April, 2017 2:48pm

By Corinne Jones

All set for the RORC Easter Regatta at Cowes

Fast40+Paul Wyeth

The RORC Easter Challenge is the start of the club's domestic programme, with three days of inshore racing on the Solent starting on Good Friday and culminating with the prizegiving on Easter Sunday.

Thursday, 13th April, 2017 9:06am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Island Speedway: Determined Cockle in trophy bid tonight

Wight Warriors speedway

Warriors’ captain James Cockle emerged from practice day to tell fans that he was determined to defend his title tonight.

Thursday, 13th April, 2017 8:51am

By Rob Dyer

Newport Football Club remains at St George’s Park – for now


SCL have allowed the club to remain until the middle of May 2018, securing their status in the Sydenhams Wessex Football League Premier Division.

Tuesday, 11th April, 2017 4:19pm

By Feature Writer with 3 readers' comments

Riders take on winter trials championship

Will West

The sixth round of the Isle of Wight Motorcycle Club’s 2017 Winter trials Championship was held at Newbarn Farm, Calbourne.

Tuesday, 11th April, 2017 3:47pm

By Wayne Brodie

Isle of Wight Police versus IW NHS charity football match

football goal posts

Support the teams who are supporting this good cause.

Monday, 10th April, 2017 11:31am

By Sally Perry

Sealey sealed for Warriors speedway

Wight Warriors speedway

Jamie Sealey - who has become the seventh rider for Wightlink Warriors in 2017 - shone through at the press and practice day on Saturday.

Monday, 10th April, 2017 7:10am

By Sally Perry

£42k boost for West Wight Sports & Community Centre’s COOK project

Peoples Project Result -

The COOK project will focus on helping people with learning disabilities, mental and physical health issues, young people and those who need support in returning to work.

Friday, 7th April, 2017 8:48am

By Krissy Lloyd

Call for Islanders to support youngsters at Ryde Arena protest

outside Ryde Arena

As the former ice rink is stripped by contractors, young synchronised skaters hold their off-ice practice outside the building in protest at the "apparent wanton destruction of their lost facility".

Thursday, 6th April, 2017 4:03pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Calling all Isle of Wight female skateboarders: Don’t miss this

Stefani Nurding

Saturday brings the chance for Isle of Wight female skateboarders of all ages to meet two inspirational female skaters from the mainland, as they make their way over to Ryde Skate Park.

Wednesday, 5th April, 2017 5:59pm

By Zoe Thompson