Congratulations to the Under 19s UTS Haberfield rowing team for their incredible golden finish at the World Championships.

The Inner West crew was made up of rising star rowers Joshua Wilson, Joseph Lynch, Oliver St Pierre, Brandon Smith and their coxswain Ryder Taylor.

The Championships took place in late July, with the team travelling to Varese, Italy to compete and give it their all.

There is no doubt that everyone watching the race would have been on the edge of their seats with its close finish! In the last 500m, the Haberfield boys charged forward from third and into the lead.

They battled as the crew from Italy gained and stuck closely behind in the last 250m. Under pressure and with great perseverance, the team won the gold by 0.53 of a second.

What an astounding win!

It was so inspiring to see the UTS Haberfield team travel across the world and display such amazing athletic talent on the world stage.

We are lucky to have such impressive young men representing the Inner West and making us all so proud!

Congratulations once again to our local World Champions.