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.

Junior rowers achieve great results at National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships

SSRC squad outside Lea Valley Centre, London

The juniors from Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club came away from the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships in London with some fantastic results. Well done to you all.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 8:18am

By Alex Robertson

Austin Head wins the Tour of Northland 2017 stage race and mountain bikers get muddy

Russell Thomson

Riders from Wightlink-Wight Mountain Cycle Race Team took part in round one of the Southern Cross Country Mountain Bike Series at Wasing Park in Reading, whilst Team rider Austin Head lined up for the Tour of Northland stage race in New Zealand.

Tuesday, 21st March, 2017 2:52pm

By Jack Elton-Walters

Isle of Wight Motorcycle Club riders take on Winter Trials Championship

Simon Newnham

Riders from IOWmcc took part in the fifth round of the 2017 Winter Trials Championship at Apes Down, Calbourne on Sunday.

Tuesday, 21st March, 2017 9:06am

By Wayne Brodie

Isle of Wight Fencing students gain prestigious Silver Awards

fencing awards

Well done to Henry Summerfield, Amy Huyton and George Collins, who have earned their Silver Awards from the British Academy of Fencing. No mean feat, as the sport requires years of training.

Monday, 20th March, 2017 9:33am

By Nick Stuart

Isle of Wight Festival of Running: Events for all ages and levels

Festival of Running

There are events for all ages and levels of fitness at the Isle of Wight Festival of Running this year. From Junior Fun Runs to the first ever Spyvelo Long Weekend half Iron Man distance triathlon style event.

Friday, 17th March, 2017 12:01pm

By Sue Emmerson

Vectis Isle Pioneers: Final round of the 2016/17 Championship

VIP 2017 Sweetwater James Craven

The final round of the Vectis Isle Pioneers motorcycle club’s 2016/2017 trials Championship was held at Sweetwater Brook, Calbourne last weekend.

Friday, 17th March, 2017 11:45am

By Wayne Brodie

Isle Walk 17: Isle of Wight Walking Festival

islewalk17 along the coast

The popular Isle of Wight Walking Festival returns to the Island in 2017 as IsleWalk17 - rescued by Visit Isle of Wight with the help of the ferry companies, there will be walks of all sorts to enjoy over two weeks.

Friday, 17th March, 2017 8:44am

By Sue Emmerson

Ryde Arena: Group of investors being formed for possible purchase

frozen out

A group of investors are being formed and within the next week it's expected a six month moratorium on the sale of Ryde Arena will be in place.

Wednesday, 15th March, 2017 2:19pm

By Robina Marshall with 2 readers' comments

First outing of season brings mixed results for Ryde Rowing Club

Rowing Team

There was a mixed set of results for the Wightlink Sponsored Ryde Rowing Club in their first competitive outing of the season at the Christchurch Head of the Stour. Well done to all who took part.

Tuesday, 14th March, 2017 11:39am

By Steve Bull

Spend an evening with Shelley Jory-Leigh

shelley jory-leigh

Tickets are available for this evening with Britain’s best known female powerboat champion and radio presenter, Shelley Jory-Leigh. Come and hear her fascinating story. Proceeds to local charities.

Tuesday, 14th March, 2017 7:37am

By Sally Perry

Ferry discounts announced for Speedway fans

Wight Warriors speedway

Wightlink's support and sponsorship of Island Speedway will make a big difference to the Warriors in 2017 say Warriors boss.

Tuesday, 14th March, 2017 6:59am

By Barry Bishop

Rugby: One sided scoring in game against Fordingbridge

Rugby pitch in the fog

Fordingbridge 1st XV took every chance they had with deadly efficiency against Ventnor 1st XV.

Tuesday, 14th March, 2017 6:51am

By Nolan Winter