Edwardians have become the latest North Midlands club to attain RFU Club Accreditation status.
They will be presented with the award by Charlie Hemmings, North Midlands RFU President, before their Midlands Three West (North) match against Aston OE at Streetsbrook Road on Saturday October 25.
The RFU Club Accreditation scheme aims to help all rugby clubs in England become stronger, more effective, more efficient and more enjoyable places to play rugby.
Accreditation earns advantages like the Sport England Clubmark recognising the excellence of the mini and youth section together with increased status and credibility with local authorities, educational establishments and potential sponsors.
Edwardians have recently benefited from an RFU grant to install match floodlights and the RFU accreditation is one more milestone in their drive to improve the club infrastructure and facilities for all teams from Under-7s to senior rugby.
The club is currently putting out two senior sides every week and last season was able to field out a colts team for the first time in 20 years, four of whom have made first team debuts this season.
With O2 touch every Wednesday evening and a growing mini and junior section Edwardians hope that the continually improving facilities will encourage more local youngsters to take up the game.
The RFU Accreditation will be presented to Edwardians chairman and current first XV lock Matt Gill, commercial manager Paul Virgo and junior chairman Owen Tucker.