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HUGE SUCCESS FOR WEST WIGHT QUADRATHLON

ORGANISERS of the first ever West Wight Quarathlon have hailed the event as a huge success. A 12km cycle, 6 mile kayak, 4.5km run and a 600 metre swim made up the event, which started and ended at the West Wight Sports Centre. Plans are already underway for 2013 to team up with the The Needles Half Marathon and the …

HAMPSHIRE MATCHES CANCELLED

TODAY’S cricket matchs between Hampshire 1st XL and PCA Masters at Newclose Cricket Ground has been cancelled due to poor ground conditions. After heavy overnight rain, the playing area is currently unsuitable for play. Spectators are not being charged for  admission to the ground while play is suspended and are welcome to use the bar and cafe facilities. Hopes that …

IS THE END APPROACHING FOR SHANKLIN CLUB?

SHANKLIN Football Club fear that their club will cease the exist if plans go ahead for a new school to be built on their playing pitches. Plans, which were approved last week, propose that a new Gatten and Lake Primary School should be built on recoration ground off of Oaklyn Gardens, but club officials fear this could lead to the …

ISLANDERS IN IT TO WIN IT

Kyle Hughes, Ben Hopwood, Gary Cottham and Paul Starke will carry the Wightlink Islanders colours into battle at Stoke this coming Sunday (3pm) as they bid to win the National League Fours title. It’s certainly going to be tough for them to do that though with all eight clubs similarly sending quartets to the Potteries with their own aspirations to …

HORRENDOUS WEATHER FORECAST PROMPTS POSTPONEMENT

On receiving advice from the Met Office that heavy rain, already affecting parts of Devon and Cornwall, is heading our way and will hit the Island within the next few hours, an early decision has been taken to postpone the Wightlink Islanders scheduled home meeting tonight. The meeting would have been against the King’s Lynn Young Stars side in the …

FORMER NEWPORT STAR RODGERS STEPS UP

BRENDAN Rodgers, who once played football for the Isle of Wight, has stepped up his game after becoming Liverpool Football Club’s new manager. Rodgers, 39, who recently managed welsh-team Swansea before being head-hunted, played for the Island team at St Georges Park at the start of his career before moving on to coach the local division team, that still exists …

REARRANGED MOUNTAIN BIKE ENDURO EVENT TO TAKE PLACE

AN inaugural mountain bike endurance event that was postponed in April due to the wet weather will take place next Saturday (6th June). The ‘Chevy Chase’ is a six-hour event taking place on a purpose built mountain-bike trail centre at Cheverton Farm near Shorwell. A circular trail of approximately three miles of downhill and single-track has been constructed by the …

SKIPPER WARWICK SUFFERS GRASSTRACK SETBACK

WIGHTLINK Islanders skipper Danny Warwick has vowed to put his personal disappointment at failing to qualify for this year’s British Masters Grasstrack Championship behind him and lead his side to victory in their next home National League match against the King’ Lynn Starlets on Tuesday of next week (5th June). With the originally scheduled away match at King’s Lynn this …

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