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Newport businesses rally to support Team Isle of Wight

May 1st, 2019 by

Team Isle of Wight has been boosted by a £740 donation from Newport Business Association (NBA).

The team will travel to Gibraltar in July for the 2019 Island Games and the cash from NBA will help towards their travel and accommodation costs.

Members of the organisation gave donations which the association match funded.

Jo Randall, of Newport’s Love Running shop, said: “Newport Business Association is proud to support the 2019 Island Games, and wishes every member of Team Isle of Wight a most enjoyable, exhilarating and successful event.”

From left to right, Kevin Winchcombe, Simon Randall (Love Running), Julie Jones-Evans (Dragonfly), John McLaughlin (Take 2), Jo Randall (Love Running), Steve Double (IW Venue Campaign) and Martin Goodall.

The donation followed a meeting between business association members and the Isle of Wight’s Island Games chairman, Martin Goodall, last summer.

Martin said: “We are really grateful to Newport Business Association for the donation.

“Competing in the Island Games is the pinnacle for many of our athletes - it’s like a mini  Olympics and a very special event to be involved in.

“We would hate for anyone who has been selected on merit to miss out over money, so any financial support we receive makes a huge difference.”

 

New website launch to help raise funds for the Isle of Wight Island Games 2019

June 11th, 2018 by

The Isle of Wight Island Games have launched their new website www.iwiga.co.uk designed and hosted by the island based global EPoS developer ICRTouch. The site was launched with the hopes that the local community will generously help to raise funds for the 2019 island games in Gotland.

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Meet Team IOW - Golf

December 7th, 2016 by

Qualifying to represent the Island at a games can be a very special moment in a sporting career. Doing it twice is a brilliant achievement. But doing it for the second time 28 years after the first and in a completely different sport may just be unique!

Dawn Hodge was born on the Isle of Wight and attended Bembridge Primary School, Forelands Middle and Sandown High School. She was sporty from an early age and was a member of the Vectis swimming club, Ryde Harriers and Shanklin and Sandown Rowing Club. She represented the Island in both hockey and netball as well as athletics.

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Meet Team IOW - Swimming

November 4th, 2016 by
 
(Photo by IW County Press)
What does it take to be a swimmer for the Isle of Wight in the NatWest Island Games? In short, it takes a lot of hard work and commitment. Megan King gets up early, she is the the pool for training at 6am, 3 times a week, swimming for 1.5 hours before heading to school and then 4 times a week she is back in the pool after school or in the evening for a further 2 hours in the water. Her weekends consist of more early morning training or competitions on the mainland.

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