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.

QC with passion for inspiring young people joins Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Board

David Mohyuddin QC the newest Trustee on the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust's Board of Trustees -

Having sailed as a child, David Mohyuddin QC is looking forward to returning to the water now he lives by the sea

Wednesday, 24th March, 2021 11:56am

By Scott Wilson with one comment

Round the Island Race: Now open for 2021 entries

Round the island Race from the air by the Needles - lots of boats in the water

Sailors are desperate to get back out on their boats and the Round the Island Race is being tipped as one of the biggest events to be staged since the UK’s first lockdown a year ago

Friday, 19th March, 2021 12:26pm

By Jo Bowden

America’s Cup could be coming to the Isle of Wight following recent challenge (updated)

Ineos at the nz america's cup

New Zealand Royal Yacht Squadron have accepted the challenge from Cowes RYS for the 37th America's Cup, which is massive news for the Island. It could lead to a one-off defense race next year between Ben Ainslie's Ineos team and Emirates Team New Zealand

Thursday, 18th March, 2021 10:09am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

How to take part in the first Isle of Wight Chilly Dipping March fundraiser

two women swimming in the sea

Raising money for Mountbatten throughout March this year. Find out how you can get involved with this Swim the Wight initiative

Tuesday, 16th March, 2021 8:22am

By Sandy Ciccognani

Ian’s cycling and marathon plans for 2021 helping raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK

Ian gregory with cyclists and grand daughter

Despite living with Fibromyalgia, eight damaged discs in his spine, Arthritis and Tempro-mandibular dysfunction disorder Ian Gregory is planning to carry on with his fundraising challenges for Prostate Cancer UK

Friday, 12th March, 2021 4:46pm

By Sally Perry

Wightlink-Wight Mountain Cycle Race Team: Virtual racing begins

Clint Oliver - Virtual Racing

The WLWM Time Trial Series begins next month, but in the meantime, Clint Oliver represented the Island in a virtual race

Monday, 8th March, 2021 2:26pm

By Julie Cooper

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