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.

Connor King completes Wightlink Warriors speedway team for 2019

Wight Warriors speedway

Riding mainly in the Midland Development League to date, Connor will be embarking on his fifth season of racing and will be fulfilling his wish for National League action.

Monday, 17th December, 2018 11:22am

By Rob Dyer

‘Dream come true’ for new Warrior, Wirtzfeld

Speedway

Chad says the Warriors management have been brilliant and that "being offered a chance to go straight into the main team at reserve is a dream come true".

Friday, 14th December, 2018 11:34am

By Rob Dyer

Riders complete IOWMCC’s 2018 Winter Series Trials Championship

Haslett Dec 18 SHAUN HARRIS - vikki taylor

The Winter Series Championship is made up of thirteen trials. To qualify for an award, Adult riders must complete a minimum of eight trials, with twelve rounds to count (in the same class).

Friday, 14th December, 2018 8:31am

By Wayne Brodie

Ben Morley confirmed for Wightlink Warriors in 2019

Reigning National League Riders Champion Ben Morley has given Island speedway fans a massive pre-Christmas boost with news that he will be back to ride for the 'Wightlink' Warriors in 2019.

Thursday, 13th December, 2018 11:45am

By Rob Dyer

Ventnor’s defeat to Ellingham & Ringwood does not reflect action on the pitch

Rugby Balls

At the final whistle, it was both gratifying for Ventnor that the Ellingham team acknowledged the massive challenge they had presented during the game.

Tuesday, 11th December, 2018 7:32am

By James Morton

Pocket Rocket, Danno Verge, returns to Wightlink Warriors for 2019

2018 Danno Verge Action 2 (Custom)

The pocket rocket from Shorne, Danno Verge, says he's absolutely stoked to have been invited back to ride for the Warriors again.

Tuesday, 11th December, 2018 7:18am

By Rob Dyer with one comment

Miss Isle’s entry for Atlantic crossing challenge now confirmed

blown away miss isle sip and puff yacht and insert

This time next year, inspirational Isle of Wight sailor, Natasha Lambert, will be embarking on the challenge of crossing the Atlantic in her new yacht, Blown Away, using just 'sip and puff' technology.

Friday, 7th December, 2018 10:08am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Don’t miss Isle of Wight sailors on your TV screens

XOD with John Sergeant

Look out for Michael Buerk and John Sergeant on your TV screens tonight when they'll be sailing in the Solent with the XOD class sailors from Cowes Corinthian YC.

Friday, 30th November, 2018 11:45am

By Tina Scott

Wightlink Warriors back for another season of speedway in 2019

Speedway

The Warriors will now accelerate their 2019 planning as they recruit the Warrior team, continue to develop the Wizards and build on the success of ‘My First Skid’.

Thursday, 29th November, 2018 4:51pm

By Rob Dyer

Rugby: Trojans meant business and outclassed the Lions

Rugby Balls

The Lions where outclassed by a strong Trojans side you probably won’t see again this season or next, reports Jac.

Monday, 26th November, 2018 12:54pm

By Jac Stemmet

Weaver wins class challenge

weaver driving

In a competitive field of 70 other rally cars, Richard Weaver, co-driven by James Pink, took the Wight Rally Sport Team to a first-in-class E win, in their Mitsubishi Evo 6 rally car.

Tuesday, 20th November, 2018 8:18am

By Richard Weaver

Prestigious ‘Steel Shoe’ trophy for Isle of Wight Warriors

WSRA Award

The judges were so impressed by the way in which the Isle of Wight speedway team had built on past achievements to become recognised and established as one of the key community hubs for both old and young alike.

Tuesday, 20th November, 2018 8:03am

By Rob Dyer