RHYL and District Rugby Club have received a significant award for their sterling work within the community.

The Dragons, who recently moved to their impressive new facility at Ty Newydd Fields, scooped the Crimebeat Community Project of the Year accolade from North Wales Police.

The WRU National League Division Two side recently teamed up with police officials and community support officers throughout the region to aid them in their attempts to tackle anti-social behaviour and entice children and young people into rugby and general sport.

This initiative has brought a tremendous amount of success sin the three years since its inception, having a significant impact on developing the mental health and wellbeing from young people in the town and surrounding areas.

Gareth John, junior section chairman, said: “This has been going on for three years with involvement from local police, the Welsh Rugby Union and Rhyl and District Rugby Club.

“The award is much appreciated by all involved.”

Another prominent feature of the community programme is its desire to improve team building and social skills, using a variety of different activities to ensure this is possible.