WARRINGTON Wolves legend Ben Westwood is set to be honoured for his contribution to the borough.

A motion proposing that the 38-year-old is given the title of ‘honorary citizen’ will be put forward during a council meeting at the Town Hall on Monday.

A two-thirds majority of the councillors present will be required to approve it.

It is an accolade bestowed on those who are not born and raised in the borough, but who have made a ‘particular contribution’ to the town.

Westwood, who joined the Wire in 2002, was born in Normanton, West Yorkshire.

In a report, Matthew Cumberbatch, the council’s head of legal and democratic services, said Westwood has ‘supported the development of sport’ in Warrington.

He added: “He wore the primrose and blue for 18 seasons, becoming the club’s longest serving player, before announcing his retirement 2019.

“He has played for Warrington Wolves a total of 441 times, including five Challenge Cup finals and three Grand finals.

“During his career at Warrington Wolves, he has scored 128 tries and landed 83 goals.

“Ben’s retirement from playing will take him into new roles with Warrington Wolves as he will be working with the backroom staff and in the office, as well as coaching the Warrington Wolves women’s team.

“In addition to his 18 seasons at Warrington Wolves, Ben has also represented England on 27 occasions, including the 2008 and 2013 Rugby League World Cup, and featured in all of England’s 2011 Four Nations matches

“Ben also takes time to visit seriously ill supporters and their families who were often going through some of the most difficult times in their lives.”