The weather is looking decent this weekend, so we thought’d we bring you a run down of a few events that are on this weekend.

Tug of War

Port St Mary RNLI’s annual tug of war competition returns this Sunday as 16 teams battle it out to be crowned champion. The defending champions are Southern Nomads RUFC.

As well as the competition, this is a great family day out with food, drinks, stalls and games, so make sure you get your friends and family to come along and cheer you on! Teams must register at the reception tent between 1.30pm and 2.15 pm. A warm-up and safety briefing will take place near the start from 2.30pm. The event is expected to finish at around 4.30pm.

Bill Dale and the Beach Buddies

Our favourite would be folk band is extra busy this weekend as Beach Buddies has not one but two events on. Volunteers are getting involved in another clean-up around the village of Jurby, in conjunction with the Jurby Community Group. This event happens early summer every year and is followed by a get-together afterwards in the Community Hall, hosted by Lee and Angela Quaggin. The meeting point is the car park outside the hall at 10.30am. Refreshments are provided afterwards in the Community Hall.

At the same time, Beach Buddies is also teaming up with the charity Isle Listen and hosting a second big event on Douglas Beach, meeting at 10.30am opposite the Palace Hotel.

Bill Dale said: ‘Beach Buddies has been hosting events in connection with mental health and wellbeing for many years, and we are very pleased to be teaming up with Isle Listen this weekend. Cleaning beaches is one of those activities which attracts people of all types and ages from all walks of life and is very easy to join.

‘You can expect a warm, friendly welcome and meet a wide variety of other volunteers peers of all ages, brought together by a simple activity for an hour or so, where you can make friends and talk to other people in a relaxed atmosphere whilst at the same time helping to protect wildlife and the environment. If you’ve never been before, you can expect a warm welcome and meet lots of friendly people, many of which were initially rather nervous about joining BeachBuddies, but are now so pleased that they came along in the first place.’

Sports Sports Sports

As well as these outdoorsy events, the island’s netball team is hosting the European Netball Open Challenge at the NSC, you can get tickets here.

There is also, as ever plenty of local sport on or you could take in the Manx Rally, you can find details on that here.