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.

Round the Island Race 2017: Calling early birds

MOD70 Phaedo 3

Early Bird entries open for the 2017 Race the Island Race on Friday 27th January. If you plan to take part, don't miss it.

Tuesday, 17th January, 2017 10:57am

By Peta Stuart-Hunt

Mullins returns to Island Speedway

rik mullens

Rik Mullins returns to the Wightlink Warriors speedway squad for 2017.

Monday, 16th January, 2017 8:00am

By Barry Bishop

Sports Centre wins funding to support youngsters with disabilities

Liam playing football with frame

£5,000 has been awarded to West Wight Sports Centre to run sports sessions for children with disabilities.

Thursday, 12th January, 2017 7:15am

By Krissy Lloyd

Ryde Arena listed as an ‘Asset of Community Value’

Ryde Arena - a nice ice rink

The successful application means that Ryde Arena is now listed as an Asset of Community Value and can't be disposed of without giving community groups a chance to bid for it.

Wednesday, 11th January, 2017 5:27pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Motorcycle trials for the New Year Shield take place at Sweetwater Brook

Nick Symes

Riders returned to Sweetwater Brook for the Isle of Wight Motorcycle Club for the New Year Shield.

Wednesday, 11th January, 2017 3:54pm

By Wayne Brodie

Letter: NSPCC Chief on how to keep children in sport safe from abuse

peter wanless

NSPCC Chief Executive, Peter Wanless, writes about how parents can help protect their children from abuse when they play for sports clubs.

Wednesday, 11th January, 2017 3:32pm

By Peter Wanless

Support for gifted sports people on offer

Northern Inter-counties athletics

Applications for the talented athlete scheme are now open. Recipients get free access to council leisure centres, discounted travel and discounts in selected retailers and physio services.

Wednesday, 11th January, 2017 12:42pm

By Sally Perry

Ryde Academy are back with the Warriors in 2017

Wightlink Warriors riders

Ryde Academy has continued its partnership with the Wightlink Warriors into 2017.

Tuesday, 10th January, 2017 12:16pm

By Barry Bishop

Rugby: Disappointing defeat for Ventnor 1st

Rugby pitch in the fog

A huge defeat for Ventnor 1st, but the second team had their first win of the year last weekend.

Tuesday, 10th January, 2017 10:09am

By Nolan Winter

100 young people in recovery from cancer sail ‘Round Britain 2017’

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust sailors

Best of luck to the 100 young people in recovery from cancer who will be taking part in this extraordinary challenge – sailing around Britain in a national relay.

Tuesday, 10th January, 2017 6:59am

By Natasha Elliott

Nearly 400 boats register for 2017 Fastnet Race in under five minutes

Fastnet Race

A new record was set when nearly 400 boats registered to take part in the Rolex Fastnet Race in just four minutes and 24 seconds.

Tuesday, 10th January, 2017 6:53am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Relive the Wight Warriors year with Speedway Portal

Island Speedway

Relive the birth of the Warriors, and follow our journey in the Warrior Way from the start, through 2016 and beyond!

Friday, 6th January, 2017 12:27pm

By Barry Bishop