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ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT TEAM UP WITH UKSA TO OFFER CONFIDENCE MASTERCLASS

Aberdeen Asset Management, the global asset management group, have announced their support to 2 charities in an initiative that will see unemployed young people develop their confidence and make the move into sustained employment. The project will see the piloting of a Confidence Masterclass for 12 young people, aged 16 to 24, to build on current skills and lead to sustainable …

LOCAL FOOTBALL FIXTURES – SATURDAY 25TH MAR

Newport IW FC travel away to Amesbury Town today (Saturday) in the Sydenhams Wessex League Premier Division, whilst Cowes Sports FC play at home against Team Solent. In the Wessex League Division 1, East Cowes Vics take on Pewsey Vale at home. On Wednesday, Newport are at home to AFC Portchester. Saturday 25th March – Fixtures: Harwoods IW Saturday League Division 1: …

WARRIORS WELCOME NEW SPONSORS FOR 2017 SEASON

The Wightlink Warriors speedway team have this week welcomed 2 new sponsors for the forthcoming 2017 season. Following their support in 2016, local firm MCM Construction Ltd, an established building and civil engineering contractor, has become a committed sponsor for the new season which gets underway next month. MCM’s Managing Director, Brendan McMahon said: “MCM are delighted to offer sponsorship to …

FANTASTIC PLACINGS AND NATIONAL TITLE FOR SHANKLIN SANDOWN ROWING CLUB

Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club attended the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships in London on Friday, where all of the club’s junior rowers performed exceptionally well to earn some fantastic placings and even a national title. The club’s first event of the day was the Year 12 boys. Joe Robertson and Jamie Gamble took their early morning slot on the dreaded …

ISLAND FENCERS ACHIEVE SILVER AWARDS

Following several years of training, 3 Island fencers have earned their Silver awards from the British Academy of Fencing. The awards were presented to Henry Summerfield, Amy Huyton and George Collins by the academy’s chairman, Nick Stuart. The Silver awards are gained for technical, competitive and theoretical skills. Due to larger numbers the West Wight Fencing Club is setting up separate classes …

WIGHTLINK WARRIORS TO SUPPORT START-UP BUSINESSES

The Wightlink Warriors are to support start-up and new businesses on the Isle of Wight with a selection of different promotional activities. Wightlink Warriors Commercial Director, Barry Bishop, explains: “When Martin and I returned Speedway to the Isle of Wight we really valued the support of individuals and businesses across the Island and south coast that gave us a helping hand …

LOCAL FOOTBALL FIXTURES – SATURDAY 18TH MAR

Cowes Sports FC take on Sholing in the Sydenhams Wessex League Premier Division at Westwood Park this afternoon (Saturday), whilst Newport IW FC play away to Horndean. The Yachtsmen’s game against Sholing kicks off at 15:00 and are the only senior team to be playing at home this weekend. In the Wessex League Division 1, East Cowes Vics are away …

ISLAND’S SPORTING STARS RECOGNISED AT AWARDS CEREMONY

The Island’s sporting community came together at Medina Theatre last night (Thursday) for the annual Isle of Wight Sports Foundation awards. Over 20 awards were presented by Lord Grade of Yarmouth, recognising the achievements of a wide range of Island athletes, teams and supporters. The oldest recipient of an award was Shirley Miles of West Wight Sport & Community Centre (pictured), …

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