Wightlink Sponsorship

Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries primary sponsorship objective is to enhance the quality of life on the Isle of Wight, particularly for young people (under the age of 18).

Our consideration for sponsorship will be given to Youth Sporting Teams on the Isle of Wight to encourage participation, help them excel and, where applicable, travel to the mainland to compete in events.

How to apply

Applications for 2017/18 will open on 1 December 2016 with a closing date of 31 December 2016. Successful applicants will be notified in January 2017. If successful, the sponsorship will cover the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

Not all sporting seasons take place between these dates and we will of course take this into consideration when reviewing the applications.

2016/17 Sponsorship requests

The 2016/17 Wightlink Sponsorship Scheme is now closed to applications.

Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries receives numerous requests for support from many worthwhile causes and unfortunately we are unable to help everybody. If you have not heard from us then, regrettably, your application has not been successful.

Talented Athletes

We are delighted to continue to support the Isle of Wight Council’s Talented Athlete Scheme and requests for individual sponsorship must be made directly to the council’s sports unit on 01983 823818 or email sports.unit@iow.gov.uk

Who we support


Supporting Island life

Every year Wightlink sponsors many of the festivals, concerts and sporting events which help make life on the Isle of Wight so vibrant and varied

Arts & theatre

The Isle of Wight has a vibrant visual and performing arts and music scene which is continuing to grow and develop. Wightlink is pleased to sponsor these arts and theatre companies.

Shanklin Theatre
New Carnival Company
IW Symphony Orchestra
Platform One
Medina Theatre
Newport Jazz Club
West Wight Arts

Sports & teams

The Isle of Wight’s sporting calendar is packed throughout the year with a large number of talented teams playing recreationally and competitively. Wightlink recognises the importance of this to Island life and is pleased to sponsor a wide range of activities.

Isle of Wight Cricket
Isle of Wight Hockey Club
Isle of Wight Synchronized Skating
Isle of Wight Table Tennis
Newport IW Youth FC
Newport Phoenix Amateur Boxing Club
Portsmouth Community Football Club
Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Ryde Rowing Club
Vectis Rugby Club – Under 11s
West Wight Swimming Club
Wightlink Junior Raiders Ice Hockey Club
Wightlink Raiders Ice Hockey Club
Wightlink Tigers Ice Hockey Club
Wightlink-LCM Systems Cycle Race Team

To the men and women from the Isle of Wight dedicated to being the best in their sporting genre. Wightlink is proud and passionate in helping them reach their goals with the Talented Athletes Scheme. We wish them every success in the 2016 season.

Daniel AthertonSailing
Toby AthertonSailing
Arthur AttrillTennis
Amber BackhouseSwimming
Ellie BaconAthletics 
Jenny BallSwimming
Matt BamberSailing
Natalie BeeTriathlon
Izabella BlacklockSwimming
Katherine BrightShooting
John BuckmanCricket
Charlie ButtonAthletics 
Wallis CanningAthletics 
Becky CookMoto Trials
Daniel CoxCricket
Eden CrumplinAthletics 
Grace CrumplinAthletics 
Ben CurlissSwimming
Daniel DelapIce Hockey
Steve DinesTriathlon
Felix DuberyAthletics 
Liz DunlopTriathlon
Stuart DyerTriathlon
Oliver EvansSailing
Faye FaberCycling
Freddie FentumSquash
Michael FerneAthletics 
Max FletcherRugby
Amelie HaworthSquash
Freya HenryGirls Football
Luke HerbertSwimming
Sophie HeritageSailing
William HeritageSailing
Ben HerridgeCricket
Jack HobbinsBadminton
John HolbrookTriathlon
Ben HoldsworthAthletics 
Isabelle HonnorBadminton
Cameron HookSailing
Charlotte JamesSwimming
Benjamin JohnsonXterra 
Simon JonesDuathlon
Izaac KentAthletics 
Megan KingSwimming
Zachary LaceySwimming
Abigail LaceySwimming
Nicholas MatthewsGolf
Bradley McLaughlinSailing
Travis MellerBowles
Imogen MossShooting
Peter NewlandsLand Sailing
Albert NewmanGolf
Jude PeckhamSquash
Daron PerkinsTriathlon
Grace PoynterSwimming
Matthew ReedShooting
Conor RichardsGolf
Ariela RichardsonAthletics 
Lewis RidettWeightlifting
Mia RossGirls Football
Haydn SewellSailing
Mia StillwellSwimming
Jordan SundborgGolf
Jemma TomsShooting
Zeph WellsCricket
Jake WilliamsSwimming
Richard WilsonShooting
MacKenzie WrightHockey
Peter WrightHockey
Mitch YoungMoto Cross