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The club was chosen to be one of six showpiece rugby clubs across the country to mark the annual NatWest RugbyForce weekend and received a £3,000 grant for demonstrating that is has gone above and beyond to help make accessing rugby easier through their club.

It will go towards essential developments of the club, with special guest Joseph helping to start the work alongside their members.

"Grassroots rugby is where it starts for every player; it is essential we support this area of the game in any way we can" Joseph said.

"Helping more people with easy access to rugby means we are protecting the future of the sport but we are also having a positive impact on these local communities.

"That is the value of initiatives like NatWest RugbyForce. Seeing so many people coming down to help their club is amazing.