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.

A win and a defeat for Ventnor RFC at Chineham

Rugby Balls

A strong win for the second team last weekend, but a painfully close game for the first team against Chineham.

Thursday, 27th October, 2016 2:30pm

By Nolan Winter

Your vote needed to help unlock funding for disabled sports sessions


West Wight Sports and Community Centre is calling for the support of the local community to help win funding as part of the Aviva Community Fund 2016.

Friday, 21st October, 2016 4:07pm

By Krissy Lloyd

ICRTouch to sponsor Team Isle of Wight uniforms for Island Games

team iow jacket

ICRTouch - a globally recognised software brand based on the Isle of Wight - will be sponsoring Team Isle of Wight uniforms for the NatWest Island Games in Gotland 2017.

Friday, 21st October, 2016 7:23am

By Martin Goodall

Final event of the season for Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club

Ladies Junior Four & Alex Robertson

The final event of the season was something of a reflection of the club's season, with wins coming from many different events across both gender categories.

Monday, 17th October, 2016 3:51pm

By Alex Robertson

A successful season celebrated by members of Ryde Rowing Club

Award Winners at Ryde Rowing Clubs Annual Presentation Dinner.

Rowers were recognised for this season's achievements at the annual awards dinner.

Monday, 17th October, 2016 8:46am

By Steve Bull

Cowes-based crew win Fast40+ Race Circuit

Girls on Film Crew

The fifth and final round of the 2016 FAST40+ Race Circuit saw Cowes based Peter Morton's Carkeek 40+ Girls on Film gain enough points to win the circuit.

Friday, 14th October, 2016 7:21am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Encouraging performances by young Ryde rowers

Young Ryde rowing club members at Itchen

There were some encouraging performances from the Ryde Rowing Club's Junior Under 14 squad at the Itchen Imperial Rowing Club Junior Sprint Regatta on Saturday (8th October).

Thursday, 13th October, 2016 1:44pm

By Steve Bull

Island Optimist stars join Rio 2016 sailors on BBC Breakfast

Mike Bushell, Helena Lucas, Nick Thompson, Alyson Young Front row: Freya Sewell, Oliver Evans, Haydn Sewell, Cameron Hook

Watch four sailors from the Isle of Wight take on Paralympic gold medalist Helena Lucas and Olympians Alyson Young and Nick Thompson this Saturday (21 October) on BBC Breakfast.

Thursday, 13th October, 2016 12:25pm

By Tim Sewell with one comment

Link around the Rink: Hundreds show passion for Ryde ice rink (aerial photos)

Human chain around the ice rink

Last night, hundreds of supporters of Ryde arena ice rink formed a human chain around the venue to show how important saving it is to them.

Thursday, 13th October, 2016 8:24am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Island Games Team receives generous anonymous donation


The team are crowdfunding to help with costs of travelling to Gotland next year to take part in the NatWest Island Games. There's still time to make a donation however small or large.

Monday, 10th October, 2016 5:08pm

By Martin Goodall

Great turnout and weather for 60th Isle of Wight Marathon

IW Marathon 2016 winner

Organised by the Ryde Harriers running group, the 60th Isle of Wight Marathon took place at the weekend.

Monday, 10th October, 2016 4:03pm

By Alan Whitewood

Ryde Arena closes: Bailiffs change locks without notice

Ryde Arena - a nice ice rink

A member of the Trust said a dispute has been bubbling away for about eight weeks, but no notice was given and there has been no court order or procedure followed.

Thursday, 6th October, 2016 11:17am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments