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WARRIORS HELP SPREAD CHRISTMAS CHEER

The Premier Lounge at the Andrew Younie Smallbrook Stadium in Ryde recently played host to the second community Christmas dinner for 50 elderly or isolated Island residents who may otherwise spend Christmas alone. Building on the positive response from last year’s event, the Wightlink Warriors speedway team, Tesco, Island Foods, Ryde Taxis and Smallbrook Stadium united to deliver a splendid 3 …

NICKY ENTERS LONDON CLASSICS HALL OF FAME

Nicky Thompson, a Deputy Head Teacher at Carisbrooke College, has recently entered the London Classics Hall of Fame for her achievements in sport. She is 1 of 200 women (570 people in all) who have completed the London Classics; The London Marathon, Ride London and Swim The Serpentine. Most of the 570 partcipants are from the UK but there are …

COWES WEEK CONTINUES SUPPORT OF YOUTH SAILING IN 2018

Cowes Week Limited have announced that they will continue their youth initiative which offers discounted entry fees to boats with crews of under 25-year-olds. The Under 25 Youth initiative, which has been running since 2012, has succeeded in doing what it was originally designed for – inspiring and making it possible for young people to race at Lendy Cowes Week. …

GOLD AND SILVER SUCCESS FOR ISLAND ICE SKATERS

It was a successful weekend in Cardiff for 4 different ice skating groups from the Isle of Wight. The all-girls assemblage took part in the Viola synchronised ice skating competition over 9th and 10th. Wight Jewels competed at senior level and returned to the Island with a Silver medal, whilst it was Gold success for the Wight Crystals in the advanced …

WARRIORS APPOINT VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR

The Wightlink Warriors speedway team have introduced a new member to the management team, Sandra Hinchliffe. Sandra, who has a vast amount of experience working with many voluntary organisations, will take up the position of Volunteer Coordinator. Sandra said of her new position: “I love speedway and the buzz generated since the return of the team in 2016 has been …

HURRICANES KNOCKED OUT OF THE JUNIOR VASE

Sandown & Shanklin were defeated by Old Wimbledonians at The Fairway on Saturday, in a 12-34 loss.  With a decent sunny afternoon, The Hurricanes hosted Old Wimbledonians in the third round of the Junior Vase. It was a tough day at the office for the home side as the Surrey based side played at speed and accuracy, which is rarely …

1851 TRUST IS APPOINTED OFFICIAL EVENT CHARITY FOR LENDY COWES WEEK

Cowes Week Limited has announced that the 1851 Trust has been selected as the official event charity for Lendy Cowes Week 2018. Encouraging youth participation in sailing will play a vital part in the continued success and popularity of the sport and more specifically of events like Lendy Cowes Week. CWL therefore felt it was right to appoint a charity …

ARMY CADETS MAKING WAVES IN NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

2 Army Cadets from the Isle of Wight have been making waves in the ACF National Swimming Championships. Representing Hampshire & Isle of Wight Army Cadet Force at the annual national competition, Cadet L/Cpl Wiltshire and Cadet L/Cpl Carter – who happen to be cousins – scooped 4 medals between them. Wiltshire bagged 2 Gold medals for her 100 metre …

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