Nottingham Outlaws have been honoured by their home city, after winning the NCL Conference South title for 2016
The Outlaws triumphed 36-19 in the Grand Final in Spetember against Welsh outfit Valley Cougars.
To celebrate this win, the club were invited to a tea and cakes reception by the Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Jackie Morris.
Club chairman Richard Johnson attended the event, along with the players, who were led by team captain Alex Whittle and club captain George Strachan.
“It is a real honour for the club to be invited to meet the Lord Mayor and a great reward for all of the hard work that our volunteers put into flying the rugby league flag in Nottingham,” said Johnson.
“Our victory means we are officially the best amateur rugby league club south of Sheffield!”
A highlight of the visit was the opportunity to sign the guest book, and the Outlaws’ names now sit proudly alongside dignitaries like the Nottingham Forest FC European Cup winning team.
Councillor Dave Trimble, portfolio holder for Leisure and Culture at Nottingham City Council, added: “We are proud to recognise the Outlaws’ achievements.
“What a great example of a sports club in our city demonstrating success at national level right through to grass roots. Their loyal team of volunteers off the pitch also deserve our thanks alongside the first team which has brought home another sporting accolade for Nottingham – England’s Home of Sport.”