Buxton Bulls RLFC have confirmed they will be making the step up to play in the Midlands Merit Premier League next season.
The news comes hot on the heels of the club’s terrific maiden campaign which ended with two trophies in the cabinet and a 100% record to boot.
The club was put together at the back end of 2013 but it wasn’t until May that the team had its first match.
Until then there was no players, no ground and no real history or tradition of the sport in the town.
And it’s fair to say not many could have predicted the success of the side.
They won that opening game 32-10 against Bury Broncos at Sunnyfields and the rest, as they say, is history.
The club have gained new followers in the High Peak area and the coach Tommy McGuigan has worked hard to attract local sponsors who he says “without, none of this would have been possible.”
It’s fair to say the venture was a gamble - but it paid off.
The club are thriving and have still yet to taste defeat.
There’s no doubting that the Midlands Merit Premier League will present bigger challenges for the club.
However, the club has set itself high standards and you wouldn’t bet against them replicating those in the 2015 season.