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.

Vectis Isle Pioneers Motorcycle Club take on seventh round of 2018 Trials Championship


The attendance was predictably low following the deluge of rain in overnight and the early hours of Sunday morning.

Tuesday, 16th October, 2018 10:39am

By Wayne Brodie

WightAID donation boosts Coastal Four boat-building project

Geoff Underwood, Trustee of Wight Aid present the grant cheque to Ryde R. C. Captain Graham Reeve and Club President Pete Allsopp. L to R Graham Reeve, Geoff Underwood, Pete Allsopp

Ryde Rowing Club – in conjunction with the Isle of Wight boat builders AB Composites – will build a new mould for a Coastal Four, allowing IW rowing clubs the chance to have competitive racing Coastal Fours built on the Island.

Tuesday, 16th October, 2018 9:11am

By Steve Bull

Wightlink Warriors name their Riders of the Year

Alfie Bowtell

A full house of fans, riders and sponsors celebrated riders from ‘Wightlink’ Warriors & Wizards at their end of season awards evening.

Sunday, 14th October, 2018 12:38pm

By Rob Dyer

Riders take on ninth round of trials championships


As well as some great news about James Stay in the British Solo Trials championships, Wayne shares this report from the ninth round of the 2018 trials Championship at Bembridge Down.

Wednesday, 10th October, 2018 1:39pm

By Wayne Brodie

Rugby: A stream of points on the board for Ventnor’s 1st XV

ed blake pint

Ventnor RFC’s first playing experience of one of the newly introduced second teams of some of the bigger clubs in Hampshire took place at the weekend. Ed reports on how they got on.

Monday, 8th October, 2018 11:02am

By Ed Blake

WATCH: Hundreds ‘link around the rink’ against AEW

Link Around the Rink

Despite the wind and rain, around 300 people gathered at Ryde Arena today to protest about its closure some two years after AEW closed the doors on its use.

Saturday, 6th October, 2018 5:14pm

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Small Ships Race returns to Solent this weekend with added Tall Ships

Jolie Brise (right) overtaking Pegasus (left) at the start of a previous Small Ships Race

The best place to watch the event on Saturday will be on Cowes seafront near the Royal Yacht Squadron cannon: there'll be a Parade of Sail from 0915 with race starts expected from 1000.

Wednesday, 3rd October, 2018 3:17pm

By Max Mudie

Top League spot for Wightlink Warriors speedway riders

Ben Morley

Two Wightlink Warriors speedway riders dominated the top two places at the most important individual speedway meeting of the season for National League riders on Sunday afternoon.

Tuesday, 2nd October, 2018 6:37pm

By Rob Dyer

Roz awarded ‘Most Improved Swimmer of the Year’

iow marlins

Roz joined the club to help improve her freestyle and has now been awarded 'Most Improved Swimmer' for 2018.

Tuesday, 2nd October, 2018 11:03am

By Bob Cooper

Ryde Arena: Islanders urged to join hands in fight ice rink

Human chain around the ice rink

The Community Action Group fighting to save the ice rink at Ryde Arena wants as many people as possible to join their 'Link Around the Rink' event on Saturday 6th October.

Wednesday, 26th September, 2018 12:35pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight Motorcycle Club kick-starts Winter Series Trials Championship


At the beginning of the month the Isle of Wight Motorcycle Club kick-started the second half of its main Winter Series Trials Championship at Duxmore Chalkpit, Downend. Wayne shares this report.

Monday, 24th September, 2018 12:45pm

By Wayne Brodie

Isle of Wight athlete brings home the medals from Australia

Liz Dunlop finishing the sprint event

Congratulations to Liz Dunlop for her performance on the Gold Coast of Australia, to Jan Fletcher and Aidan Pierce at Eton Dorney.

Monday, 24th September, 2018 9:23am

By Liz Dunlop