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.

Wight Diamond Festival 2007

Wight Diamond Festival 2007

I know we’ve only just come out of the Easter Holidays, but if you’re planning the half term break already, how about considering the Wight Diamond Festival? In it’s 12th year now, the Mountain Biking

Monday, 16th April, 2007 10:21am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ventnor Acrobats Abound

Ventnor Acrobats Abound

Following on from the piece last week about Ventnor parkour boys, I’ve just came across some new photos on the VentnorBlog Flickr Group from Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year, Kevin Mitchell (and

Thursday, 12th April, 2007 9:00am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Ventnor Parkour Boys Flying High

The diversity of talent in Ventnor never ceases to amaze me, and it appears that age is no barrier. It seems that a group of young lads (well young compared to me), Sam Snudden, Lawrie

Monday, 2nd April, 2007 1:15pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Fancy A Tandem Paraglide?

Fancy A Tandem Paraglide?

We all love something for nothing and this one caught Simon’s eye last week when he was flicking through the excellent FreeCycle site – more details about FreeCycle to follow. It’s a great opportunity to

Thursday, 22nd March, 2007 12:58pm

By Sally Perry

Pet Swimathon – Help Needed

Pet Swimathon – Help Needed

Dave and Vav Simon from the Isle of Wight Natural Therapy Centre for Animals are planning to hold a Swimathon for Pet Awareness Month on 14th April. The aim of the swimathon is to raise

Monday, 19th March, 2007 2:12pm

By Sally Perry

Skate Park Open Meeting Brings Unexpected Results

Skate Park Open Meeting Brings Unexpected Results

More news from the Ventnor Community Projects. The recent open meeting arranged by Ventnor Community Projects, to provide a platform for local interested parties to voice their views on the Skate Park, attracted a

Monday, 5th March, 2007 2:59pm

By Sally Perry

£10K Boost For StreetStyle And Ventnor Skate Park

£10K Boost For StreetStyle And Ventnor Skate Park

I’m not keen on just sticking out press releases on the blog, I usually like to take the contents and write it up in my own style, but today I’m too busy, so here’s

Monday, 5th March, 2007 1:25pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Ventnor Internet Cafe Open

I was going to write something about the Internet Cafe for the blog yesterday but didn’t get around to it … as Mark has just posted this to the forum, thought I’d go with

Saturday, 3rd March, 2007 8:59am

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

Swim To Bestival? It’s For Chariddy!

Swim To Bestival? It’s For Chariddy!

We know that ferry prices to and from the Isle of Wight are the most expensive mile for mile in Europe … But SWIM TO BESTIVAL – isn’t that pushing it a bit too

Friday, 2nd March, 2007 7:25am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Annual Isle of Wight Hedgelaying Competition

Annual Isle of Wight Hedgelaying Competition

As we were driving back from Newport on Thursday, just past Blackwater, we noticed some poor souls in a very wet field who seemed to be working hard at laying at hedge. Well, we couldn’t

Friday, 23rd February, 2007 6:23pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Viewfinder# 5 @ The Central

Viewfinder# 5 @ The Central

If you didn’t happen to make it along to the previous screenings in Ryde or Newport of John Cattle’s latest film, Viewfinder# 5, fear not. For next Tuesday the Streetstyle Project have organised another showing.

Friday, 23rd February, 2007 10:34am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Skate Ramp: Meeting Tonight

Ventnor Skate Ramp: Meeting Tonight

Don’t forget that tonight there is a meeting at Community Projects to discuss the future of the Skate ramp on the esplanade. If you have an interest in the future of the skate ramp, ideas

Friday, 16th February, 2007 8:00am

By Sally Perry