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WARRIORS TAME TEN TIGERS

It seems like it has been a long time coming but last night (Thursday) the Wightlink Warriors speedway team secured a welcome home league win over the Mildenhall Fen Tigers to edge away from the lower reaches of the National League speedway table. Play off-chasing Mildenhall arrived without concussion victim Luke Ruddick and influential reserve Danno Verge and this clearly …

FANTASTIC PERFORMANCES FOR SHANKLIN SANDOWN ROWING CLUB

Performances befitting of the 2012 Olympic venue saw Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club return from the 61st South Coast Rowing Championships with its second win in 2 years that came amongst some fantastic performances on Saturday.  For the third time in 10 years, the 2012 Olympic rowing venue at Dorney has been used by the Hants and Dorset ARA to host the …

WARRIORS WITHER AT EASTBOURNE

With a 12 point home defeat still fresh in their memories, the Wightlink Warriors speedway team travelled to Eastbourne to contest the return fixture, knowing that the Eagles boasted an impressive unbeaten home record at fortress Arlington. With Chris Widman still missing because of work requirements and Adam Portwood giving prior notice of his unavailability for this date, Warriors used the …

RYDE’S DOMINANCE CONTINUES AT CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA

Ryde Rowing Club’s Ladies Coastal Junior Four crew maintained their dominance in Saturday’s South Coast Rowing Championship Regatta at Dorney Lake while representing their Association – the only Island crew to earn Association representative honours. The crew of of Courtney Edmonds, Kate Whitehurst, Lisa Murphy, Catherine Murphy and cox Emily Pike – this season’s Hants & Dorset ARA Champions – produced …

WARRIORS WANE AS EAGLES SWOOP

High flying Eastbourne Eagles were the latest visiting team to return to the mainland with all 4 National League points as they ran out comfortable winners against a Warriors side once again depleted by unexpected absence. This time it was Chris Widman who, despite tremendous efforts, found himself having to cry off when planned cover in his business failed to …

NEWPORT’S MANAGER STEPS DOWN WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT

Following Newport IW Football Club’s 2-0 defeat to Cowes Sports FC on Monday (28th August), first team manager Andy Sampson has informed the club that he will be standing down from his role with immediate effect. Andy Sampson was appointed first team manager at Newport IW FC back in 2015 whereby Andy went on to secure 2 IW Senior Gold …

YOUNG LASER SAILOR HARRY EXPERIENCING CONTINUED SUCCESS

21-year-old Harry Blowers from Gurnard is among scores of Islanders supported by Wightlink to help them meet the cost of travelling to the mainland to further their sporting dreams. Harry recently contacted Wightlink to update the company on his progress as he aims to compete at the Olympics. Harry says: “Last week was my first major training camp in the …

BUSY SUMMER SEASON FOR WIGHTLINK CYCLE RACE TEAM

4 members of the Wightlink-Wight Mountain Cycle Race Team travelled to Goodwood motor racing circuit on Sunday (27th August) for the final part of the Chichester Festival of Cycling.  The race was 1.5 hours in length and the riders covered 42miles at 27.5mph. Combined with the hot and still weather this made for some tough racing. Adam Holleyman needed ranking points to …

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