A PROUD week for Warrington Rowing Club has been capped with a gold medal on the world stage.

Lucy Glover, who came through the production line at the Howley club and now competes for Edinburgh University, crossed the line first with her Great Britain crew in the women’s quadruple sculls final of the World U23 Rowing Championships in Florida.

And it has been confirmed that Warrington’s Ella Stanhope will add further recognition to the club’s success in producing international talent when she represents Great Britain in the 2019 World Rowing Junior Championships in Tokyo, Japan.

Former Lymm High School student Glover was joined by Lola Anderson, Ella Toa and Molly Harding in clocking 6:31.80 to finish ahead of boats from Germany (6:32.73) and Romania (6:33.33) in Sarasota.

Their success contributed to Great Britain finishing top of the medal table with a best-ever performance of six golds and two silvers.

Stanhope will be among a further 31 junior rowers contesting the junior world championships from August 7 to 11 at Tokyo’s Sea Forest Waterway, the newly constructed venue for next summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The 18-year-old’s selection comes in the women’s quadruple sculls alongside Angharad Broughton (Llandaff RC), Emma Dabinett (Marlow RC) and Jessica Read (Bedford Modern School BC).

Warrington Rowing Club junior coach and vice-chairman Richard Sinnott said: “It’s an amazing achievement for a talented young athlete that has come through the ranks at Warrington Rowing Club, where she started as a 13-year-old.”

Stanhope recently completed her A level studies at Lymm High School and as soon as she returns from Tokyo she will jet off to Tulsa University in USA to continue her studies.