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.

Isle of Wight rally drivers win Phil Collings Memorial

The 2019 South Downs Stages - Richard Weaver and James Pink

Isle of Wight rally driver, Richard Weaver, and his co-driver, James Pink came home triumphant last weekend after winning the Phil Collings Memorial South Downs Stages 2019.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 11:25am

By Richard Weaver

Isle of Wight council’s use of public health funding is ‘discriminatory’, say community facilities


The Chairs of Waterside Community Trust and West Wight Sports and Community Centre say denying an equitable distribution Public Health Funding by using it as a subsidy for council-run centres is discriminatory and potentially breaches the council’s own policy on equality.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 10:34am

By Keith Gentleman with one comment

Isle of Wight Motorcycle Club’s Spring Cup Trial

IOW Spring Cup 2019 DAN LOCKE

The wet weather had a massive impact on the ground, which resulted in very wet and slippery conditions for the riders taking part in the Isle of Wight Motorcycle Club's Spring Cup Trial.

Thursday, 14th February, 2019 4:45pm

By Wayne Brodie

Report highlights ‘perceived level of unfairness’ of how Public Health grants distributed


A Task and Finish Report is recommending Scrutiny Committee investigate the “perceived level of unfairness” of how Public Health grants are distributed, with community-run sports facilities unable to access the grants.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 4:48pm

By Sally Perry

Wightlink Wizards ‘good to go’ for new season

stu clelland island speedway

Warriors co-promoter, Barry Bishop says they now have to sit down and decide who will be in the Wizards squad – "no easy task as we have several contenders".

Friday, 8th February, 2019 3:46pm

By Rob Dyer

Free skateboarding sessions thanks to Newport and Carisbrooke Parish Council

john cattles skateclub poster

12 to 16-year-olds in Newport won't be able to say they've got nothing to do this half term, as John Cattle's Skate Club offer a range of free skateboarding sessions, supported by the parish council.

Friday, 8th February, 2019 2:22pm

By Sally Perry

Ryde Rowing Club confirm main regatta sponsor for 2019

Dale BTC Ryde Rowing Club

There's a family connection as the main sponsor for the 2019 regatta is revealed, as well as continued support from a Isle of Wight ferry company.

Monday, 4th February, 2019 8:54am

By Steve Bull

WATCH: 11-year-old Islander chosen as Wembley Mascot by Tottenham Hotspur

Nicholas Hobbs with his Spurs kit

Watch the moment 11-year-old Nicholas Gregory from the Isle of Wight walks out on the pitch at Wembley Stadium as mascot for Tottenham Hotspur.

Sunday, 3rd February, 2019 3:10pm

By Sally Perry

Hash House Harriers: Parkhurst run and jargon buster

hash house harriers

Alison shares this latest report from the Hash House Harriers and includes a jargon buster for those unsure about the hashers terms.

Thursday, 31st January, 2019 12:17pm

By Alison Parker

East Cowes man set to run 12 marathons in 12 months for NSPCC

Glen Jones' muddy shoes after completing his first marathon of 2019

How about that for a goal for the year?! Glen Jones, from East Cowes, has set himself quite a challenge - a marathon a month throughout 2019 - all to raise month for NSPCC.

Wednesday, 30th January, 2019 5:38pm

By Hayley Pierre

Ryde Rowing Club present and receive cheques at annual gathering

Ryde Rowing Club President Pete Allsopp and Captain Graham Reeve presenting the cheque to Michael Lilly of the IW Youth Trust

Sponsors, supporters and helpers of Ryde Rowing Club were entertained at an informal gathering at their Clubhouse on Friday evening (25th January) to thank them for their support during the last year.

Monday, 28th January, 2019 9:30am

By Steve Bull

Isle of Wight scooterist lands deal with Halfords for his latest products

Blake Extreme Island

When Blake Nash was riding scooters at the skate park during his school years, he says he was mocked by others. A few years later and he has a growing scooter business with nationwide chain, Halfords, being the latest stockist of his products. He says that when things get tough, "you’ve just got keep going".

Sunday, 27th January, 2019 5:08pm

By Sally Perry with one comment