HERE we go...

As we get set to welcome 2018 with open arms, it's time for our last look back at the year that was!

At number one in our countdown is an iconic moment for one of our town's most promising young sporting stars.

So, without further ado, here is our favourite Warrington sporting moment of 2017...


NO member of Warrington Rowing Club had ever won a world title while still representing the club…until Lucy Glover came along.

A prodigious rise through the ranks of British rowing has marked the 19-year-old out as one of the most talented in the GB system.

That talent shone through in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, in July when she was part of the women’s quadruple sculls team that struck gold at the World Rowing under 23 Championships.

Glover, who was in the stroke seat, belied the fact she was much younger than her teammates and rivals as she helped Great Britain beat Australia into second place.

Warrington Guardian:

Glover and her teammates celebrate their victory. Picture by Naomi Baker

After leaving Lymm High School’s sixth form college, Glover has moved onto the University of Edinburgh and looks set to continue her remarkable rise.

One thing that is for sure, however, is that she will always have a place back where it all began.

Warrington Guardian:

Upon returning to Warrington Rowing Club, Glover was honoured by having a boat named after her at the club's annual regatta. Picture by Paul Heaps