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.

Crowdfunder for Ryde Saints Football Club: Don’t miss the deadline

ryde saints teenage team

It's a lot of money to raise in these challenging times, but the club recognises that raising fees would exclude players, so they're appealing to a wider audience for help

Monday, 26th October, 2020 3:50pm

By Sally Perry

Dedicated young triathletes put hours of training into practice in Isle of Wight Triathlon Club Duathlon

Isle of Wight Triathlon Club competitors

The club coaching team commented on the brilliant camaraderie between the team mates and the encouragement they all gave each other out on the course.

Monday, 26th October, 2020 1:30pm

By Julie Van der Helstraete

All ages from Isle of Wight Triathlon Club take on Hever Castle Triathlon, with some great results (photos)

Hever Caste Triathalon

The coaching team couldn’t have wanted better results and paid testament to the triathletes' dedication to their coaching over a hard year

Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 8:32am

By Julie Van der Helstraete

Your unwanted bicycle could be heading to Africa this week: Don’t miss deadline

Three way point where Germany Holland and Belgium meet

Re~Cycle is a real community effort: bikes are donated by local people; free storage is provided by Innerspaces; free truck hire is given by Bartlett’s; free ferry crossing is provided by Wightlink and fuel is paid for by a grant from PedalAid.

Monday, 19th October, 2020 5:19pm

By Sue Bailey with one comment

Young Isle of Wight angler recognised for his supportive and helpful attitude to newcomer

Wightlink’s Island Ports Operations Manager Martin Gulliver, Colin Webb from VBFC and award-winning angler Corey Duke

Corey was recognised for helping out a newcomer to angling rather than fishing during a "hectic spell when fish were coming in at a rate of knots"

Monday, 19th October, 2020 7:44am

By Karen Woods

Isle of Wight cyclists take part in Hill Climbs Championship

Winner cyclist Kev chant

The TT Series and the Hill Climbs Championship have proved to be a great success and showcased how amazing the spirit is amongst the Isle of Wight cycling community who either competed in, or supported the events

Friday, 16th October, 2020 3:40pm

By Julie Cooper

Wight Tri athlete takes on Hever Castle Olympic Distance Triathlon

Adrian heng with his bicycle

Liz shares this latest update with details of Adrian Heng's efforts at the Hever Castle Olympic Distance Triathlon, as well as his daughter's fantastic performance in the one mile swim event

Tuesday, 13th October, 2020 10:42am

By Liz Dunlop

Diamond Races issue Residents’ Information Booklet for homes closest to circuit

Steve Plater and James Hillier riding the Diamond Races circuit

"An exceptional event" hoping to attract 40,000 visitors, organisers of the Diamond Races release a Residents' Information Booklet for properties closest to the planned circuit

Monday, 12th October, 2020 7:45am

By Victoria Low with 7 readers' comments

70-mile walk around the Isle of Wight in 21 hours raises £2,000 for St Catherine’s School

Handover of st catherines wheel in whitwell by those taking part in 21 hour walk around the Island

Conditions really could not have been more perfect for the 21 hours of walking around the Isle of Wight this weekend in aid of St Catherine's school in Ventnor. Well done to all who took part

Sunday, 11th October, 2020 2:11pm

By Michaela White

Isle of Wight community champion awarded MBE in the Queen’s Honours

Clare Griffin

Well done to Clare and all the other volunteers across the Isle of Wight who have stepped up to the plate to help those in need during the Coronavirus crisis.

Friday, 9th October, 2020 10:30pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Wight Trash release new skateboarding video with soundtrack from Fat Earthers

alex moul on wight trash video

Check out this latest offering from Wight Trash - a three-minute taster video called Social Distancing, released ahead of the full-length feature called YEAH WIGHT

Friday, 9th October, 2020 12:04pm

By Sally Perry

Around the Island in 24 hours: School staff ‘Take on the Isle of Wight’ fundraiser

take on the Isle of wight logo

Teachers, therapists and other staff from St Catherine's will trek clockwise around the Island this weekend, whilst another staff member will be going in the opposite direction on an ultra version of the challenge

Tuesday, 6th October, 2020 8:36am

By Michaela White