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LOCAL TEENS SET TO GO SAIL WITH 1851 TRUST AND UKSA

Official Charity of Land Rover BAR, the 1851 Trust has launched the Go Sail project 2017 for local schools. The project will provide students living in the Solent area new experiences both on and off the water. Funded by Sport England, the project will include free sailing opportunities coupled with a STEM education programme. Go Sail will introduce a new …

WARRIORS FASTEST TIME CHALLENGE RETURNS FOR 2017

Lil Thorburn was a huge speedway fan and now her son, John, has continued his sponsorship of the Warriors in Lil’s memory for the coming 2017 season. In addition to the sponsorship, John has continued with the exciting ‘Lil Thorburn Challenge’ which sees a prize of £250 for the fastest 4 laps by a Warrior in 2017. John Thorburn said: “This …

RIK MULLINS JOINS THE WIGHTLINK WARRIORS SQUAD

The Wightlink Warriors have added Rik Mullins to the squad for 2017 as the management continue to prepare for what looks to be a very exciting season. Talking about his return to Smallbrook, Rik said: “I’m delighted to be back on the island after a few years away. It’s a club that I have always enjoyed being involved with and already …

COWES STOPOVER FOR DAME ELLEN’S ROUND BRITAIN 2017

Cowes will be a stopover during the recently announced Round Britain 2017 event, an ambitious, national project that will see 100 young people in recovery from cancer sail around Britain in a relay. Round Britain 2017 is being run by the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, a national charity which takes young people aged between eight and 24 from across the UK …

RYDE ACADEMY ARE BACK WITH THE WARRIORS IN 2017

Ryde Academy has continued its partnership with the Wightlink Warriors into 2017, it has been announced this week. Building on the success of 2016, the Smallbrook-based speedway team will be working with the nearby Ryde Academy school situated on Pell Lane. Ryde Academy’s Principal, Joy Ballard said: “Ryde Academy is delighted to continue with their support of the Warriors. “We …

TALENTED ATHLETE SCHEME NOW OPEN

The Isle of Wight Council is supporting the next generation of Island sporting stars by running the popular Talented Athlete Programme scheme again over 2017. The Council’s sports unit are now accepting applications for the sponsored discount scheme, which is aimed at helping gifted sports people reach their full potential and achieve further success. For young people currently competing at …

BETAPAK EXTEND SPONSORSHIP OF ISLAND SPEEDWAY TEAM

Rookley-based Betapak have continued and extended their sponsorship of the Wightlink Warriors speedway team in 2017. The company, which is dedicated to supporting Island businesses with the supply of over 120,000 different products directly to the door, joins the growing support for the Island’s speedway team. Betapak’s Managing Director Jon Carter said: “Betapak is looking forward to working and “playing” …

THE FA PEOPLE’S CUP RETURNS

This year’s FA People’s Cup – a nationwide 5-a-side competition run in partnership with BBC Get Inspired – launches today, bigger, better and with a call out to teams across the country to get signed up. The competition is free to enter and open to both males and females who simply love playing football. There are 16 categories ranging from under …

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