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.

Police waive Covid-19 fines for volunteers painting at football club

white paint on roller

The money raised to cover the fines will be invested in the maintenance of the club buildings

Monday, 1st March, 2021 5:09pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Fundraiser to cover volunteers’ Covid-19 fines raises £800 in 24 hours

person on laptop holding credit card by rupixen

A total to 42 people have donated from as little of £5 to as much as £100 to help cover the fines issued to the volunteers who were painting the building

Monday, 1st March, 2021 2:33pm

By Sally Perry

IWC spin failed to mention work (and £90k!) from Ryde Town Council, says councillor

Waterside pool - from their fb page

Cllr Jordan explains how there might not have been a Pool for the council to secure a grant for, had it not been for Ryde Town Council over the past year

Friday, 26th February, 2021 5:09pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

£82,000 boost for swimming pool to help face impact of Coronavirus

Waterside Pool

Isle of Wight Council officers worked closely with staff and trustees of the Waterside Community Trust to put forward a bid

Friday, 26th February, 2021 10:07am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

No League racing for Wightlink Warriors this year

Barry Bishop and Martin Widman

The decision is terrible news for everyone associated with the club and for those at Smallbrook Stadium

Thursday, 25th February, 2021 8:07am

By Rob Dyer with one comment

Support Isle of Wight’s independent skate shop on Skate Shop Day

Skateshop Day at Wight Trash

Show your support for the Isle of Wight's independent Skate Shop, Wight Trash today and you'll be rewarded

Friday, 19th February, 2021 9:58am

By Sally Perry

New scheme could see Newport FC back in the heart of the town: Have your say

Artist impression of Seaclose Park plans - Matthew Price

Have your say on the idea of bringing Newport FC back closer to the heart of Newport whilst improving facilities for skateboarders with new ramps and a pump track, plus better provision for cricket and more

Thursday, 18th February, 2021 5:36pm

By Matthew Price with 6 readers' comments

Cycle track between Alverstone and Sandown to close for major water works

post with cycle path sign

After only recently reopening, it looks as though the cycle track between Alverstone and Sandown will be closed again - this time for works by Southern Water

Thursday, 18th February, 2021 4:55pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Two Isle of Wight football clubs to merge from next season

close up of soccer players feet about to kick football

From next season the two clubs will be merging to best serve their communities. Full details within

Monday, 15th February, 2021 11:01am

By Barrie Wade

Work to begin on UKSA’s new £3.7m centre in Cowes

Artist impression of UKSA Building

Over £3.7m has been raised to build the new accommodation centre which will enable an additional 3,000 children and young people to visit UKSA each year

Thursday, 4th February, 2021 6:20pm

By Chloe Buchanan with one comment

Concerns horses could be ‘spooked’ by football golf plans at Tapnell Farm

FootGolf Player on golf course

The applicant says the football golf course will improve the tourism economy, but the Rights of Way team are worried the activity will spook horses using the public path that runs across the course

Wednesday, 27th January, 2021 4:12pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Four free e-bikes on offer to support key workers during lockdown

key worker with e-bike

There are four e-bikes available. Key workers need to explain how it will help them to start cycling to work. The strongest applications will receive an e-bike on loan

Monday, 18th January, 2021 2:23pm

By IW Council Press Office