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LOCAL FOOTBALL FIXTURES – SATURDAY 18TH FEB

Newport IOW FC travel to Andover today (Saturday) to take on Andover Town in the Sydenhams Wessex League Premier Division. On the Island, Cowes Sports take on Bashley at Westwood Park as The Yachtsman aim to start a much-needed winning streak. Meanwhile in Division 1, East Cowes Vics host Tadley Calleva at Beatrice Avenue. On Sunday Shanklin Ladies take on Basingstoke …

£1.5MILLION FUNDING BOOST FOR GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL

Underrepresented groups in grassroots football will soon have more teams to play in as the FA are investing £1.5million into the ‘Grow the Game’ scheme – a programme that increases participation at the lowest levels of the game. Delivered by the Football Foundation, Grow the Game awards grants to grassroots football clubs that wish to create new teams. Applications are …

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 …

DARREN HONOURED FOLLOWING 500TH APPEARANCE FOR NEWPORT

Newport IW Football Club’s Darren Powell has today (Saturday) been honoured following his 500th appearance for the club last week. In just over 10-and-a-half years Powell has racked up 500 appearances for the Island side, thought to be one of the quickest times to reach the milestone in the club’s history. His 500th appearance came on 3rd December. Darren has been an …

RETAIL PARK PLANS LEAVE NEWPORT FC WITHOUT A HOME GROUND

Newport Football Club has been told it must leave it’s home ground of St George’s Park by 1st August next year, due to plans by the landlord to build a retail park on the land next to the new ASDA development. When Newport Football Club went into receivership in 2004, South Coast Leisure Ltd bought St George’s Park and has, …

SUNDAY YOUTH TEAMS TO FALL SILENT THIS WEEKEND

Due to the success of last years event, Hampshire FA will be encouraging a second ‘Silent Weekend’ this coming weekend (5th/6th November) to promote Respect in Youth Football and showcase an attractive game that puts the needs of the players first. Youth and Mini Soccer fixtures taking place on Saturday and Sunday will involve coaches and spectators remaining silent throughout games …

6-A-SIDE FOOTBALL LEAGUE SEEKING NEW TEAMS

Football Mundial are looking for new teams to join the Isle Of Wight 6-a-side football league season. The well-established league play on Tuesday nights at Smallbrook Stadium, Ryde from 19:00-21:30. Games are played outdoors on Astroturf pitches. Organisers are offering all teams that sign up for the new season free entry to the league alongside a match fee of just £30. Top quality …

PRE-SEASON DOUBLE HEADER FOR NEWPORT IW FC

This Saturday (9th July) Newport IW Football Club’s pre-season campaign kicks off with a special double header for fans. At 12:30, Stuart Ross’ Newport IW A Team, who will be competing in this season’s Harwood’s Vauxhall Isle of Wight Division Two, will be facing Pagham Reserves. Later on in the afternoon, at 15:00, Andy Sampson’s Newport IW squad will make …

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