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ISLANDERS TAKE PART IN THE GREAT SOUTH RUN

It was a weekend to remember for Portsmouth and Southsea as the South Coast played host to 25,000 runners for the Great South Run, with that total including a number of Islanders who made the journey across the Solent. Staged for the 27th time, the Great South Run comprised of 4 events across 2 days for all ages and abilities. The weekend …

JACK UP THE 80S TO SPONSOR THE WARRIORS

Jack Up The 80s, the Isle of Wight’s family festival, is to sponsor the Wightlink Warriors speedway team in 2017. Not only with the festival sponsor the Island’s speedway team next year, but it will change location from The Garlic Festival site in Newchurch to the Warriors’ Andrew Younie Smallbrook Stadium. Organisers of Jack up the 80s have said: “Jack Up …

TEAM ISLE OF WIGHT LAND MAJOR SPONSORSHIP FROM ICR TOUCH

The Isle of Wight Island Games Association (IWIGA) have this week announced that Isle of Wight-based ICRTouch have agreed to be the Team IOW uniform sponsors for the NatWest Island Games in Gotland 2017. ICRTouch are a globally recognised EPOS Software brand which has always been firmly based here on the Island. The company are able to support the games team through a significant …

END OF SEASON WINS FOR SHANKLIN SANDOWN ROWING CLUB

Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club finished the season in perfectly relevant fashion at BTC Head of the River as rowers took home another 2 wins for the club, along with more fantastic results. The 2 wins bring the clubs total for the season to a round number of 30 and with brilliant performances across the board, the club are well set up …

ITCHEN SUCCESS FOR NEWPORT ROWING CLUB

Newport Rowing Club took a large squad of young rowers to the recent Itchen Imperial junior regatta in Southampton and were rewarded with several encouraging performances and a victory on the water. The club’s current crop of juniors competed in age group categories in single, double and quadruple sculls, with the J14 boys quad of Toby Lucas, Finley Bamlett, Toby Batchelor, …

SEASON SUCCESS CELEBRATED AT RYDE ROWING CLUB DINNER

With the 2016 competitive rowing season over it was time for Ryde Rowing Club to celebrate this year’s success with their Annual Presentation Dinner, which took place at Yelfs Hotel on Saturday (15th October). Club Captain Pete Allsopp welcomed members and guests and thanked them for their support of the club over the past year, with a special thanks to the club’s main sponsors, Wightlink. A …

COWES SEEK SECOND SEVENS TITLE AT STONEHAM

Cowes will attempt to claim the County Sevens for a second time when they travel across the Solent to Southampton’s Stoneham Golf Club this weekend. The 2003 winners have reached the finals 6 times since the 1990s but their only victory came 13 years ago. Captain Ian Graham will take a 9-man squad for a practice round on Saturday before …

SOLID SECOND PLACES FOR RYDE ROWING CLUB AT ITCHEN REGATTA

Wightlink-sponsored Ryde Rowing Club took their Junior U14 squad – nearly all of whom were competing on the mainland for the club for the first time – to the Itchen Imperial Rowing Club Junior Sprint Regatta on Saturday (8th October) where they produced some encouraging performances. The club had 2 crews competing in the J14 Coxed Quad event where the ‘A’ …

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