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WOODBURN SAYS GOODBYE TO COWES SPORTS FC

Richie Woodburn has said goodbye to Cowes Sports Football Club after 5 years as the first team’s manager. The club have ‘ended their association’ with Woodburn, resulting in Ian Potts taking charge for the remainder of the season. It comes following a 6-0 defeat against Portland United at the weekend. In a statement issued yesterday, the club said: “Cowes Sports …

SCRATCH CREWS SHOW VERSATILITY AT COASTAL FOURS HEAD

Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club came away from the Southampton Coastal Fours Head on the River Itchen without a win, but extremely confident in the results achieved. Of the 3 Shanklin crews entered, only 1 was a ‘regular’ crew putting the onus on the adaptability of the club’s rowers on the day. The head race, which exclusively caters for Coastal Fours, …

STRONG PERFORMANCES FROM RYDE AT SOUTHAMPTON HEAD OF THE RIVER RACE

Wightlink-sponsored Ryde Rowing Club competed in the Southampton Coastal Fours Head of the River Race on Saturday – a timed processional event over 4 miles raced in 2 divisions. Ryde’s Coastal Junior Ladies Four of Lisa and Catherine Murphy, Courtney Edmonds and Kate Whitehurst – with coach Micky Jenner coxing – produced an outstanding performance, comfortably winning their section and recording …

LOCAL FOOTBALL FIXTURES – SATURDAY 1ST APRIL

Newport IW FC take on Fareham in the Sydenhams Wessex League Premier Division at home this afternoon (Saturday), whilst Cowes Sports FC play away to Portland United. In the Wessex League Division 1, East Cowes Vics are away to Weymouth Res. On Tuesday, Cowes Sports host Brockenhurst at home, with Newport IW FC also playing at home against Blackfield and Langley. Saturday …

CHRIST THE KING TO DELIVER FOOTBALL EDUCATION PROGRAMME WITH SOUTHAMPTON FC

Christ the King College in Carisbrooke have announced that they will be working in partnership with Southampton FC’s Saints Foundation to offer an exciting new education programme on the Isle of Wight from September 2017. The Football and Education Programme enables students to complete a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport which is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This …

VINCE MAPLEY MEMORIAL TO KICK START SPEEDWAY SEASON

Smallbrook Stadium is to host the Vince Mapley Memorial Trophy speedway match in just 2 weeks time and it is sure to be a hotly contested affair with Warriors past and present taking part. Last year’s winner James Cockle must be one of the favourites both on and off the track for the event that remembers Vince Mapley, who was …

RYDE ROWING CLUB’S FUNDRAISER FOR CANCER RESEARCH

British Rowing has joined forces with Cancer Research UK for the ‘Great Row’, encouraging thousands of rowers across the nation to take on an indoor rowing challenge – a challenge happily accepted by Ryde Rowing Club. The Appley-based club, in partnership with Churchers Solicitors of Union Street, joined forces with British Rowing and Cancer Research UK on Saturday (26th March) …

FALL DRAMA AT ISLE OF WIGHT SCURRY

Fears a rider had sustained serious injuries following a fall led to a halt in proceedings at the Isle of Wight Scurry and Grand National today (Sunday). The annual 1-day event got underway at midday with the Chequers Inn ‘Puffing Billy’ Stakes race as the sun shone brightly – a stark contrast to last year’s event which got cancelled due …

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