Bridgwater and Albion have been presented with their Rugby Football Association (RFU) Accreditation Award.

Jon Bendle, from the RFU, said: “It is a very historic club and well known across the region.

“The junior section has moved forward massively over the last 12 months and this accreditation is reward for all the work that they have undertaken over the last year.”

Club chairman Steve Smith said: “This sets Bridgwater and Albion up as a 'whole club' going forward and we are in a much better position as a result of this achievement.”

“Rugby is all about taking young people and training them in a sport that is disciplined and that will give them enjoyment, while for the club it means that we are bringing on our own talent and playing at the highest level we can with them.”