Today marks the end of a busy year for the Sports Shorts team.

2017 has seen us cover a multitude of topics from Joey Barton’s gambling habits to Matthew Rees’s selfless act at the London Marathon. From the World’s most expensive player transfer to the British and Irish Lions Tour in New Zealand.

2018 looks set to be an equally busy sporting year with highlights including the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, an even more competitive Six Nations Championship and the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

During all of this, Sports Shorts will be here to cover events and offer our expert opinion and analysis.

Until then, we wish our readers season’s greetings and best wishes for a prosperous New Year.