BURY Broncos picked up the Steve Prescott Award at the North West Men's League award ceremony.

It is the second time the club has received the award, which is in recognition of community engagement.

The Broncos, who play at St Philips High School in Whitefield, were honoured for the strides made in bringing local people together and growing the game in an area not usually associated with rugby league.

Chairman Ryan Lewis said he was proud of the achievement.

"Winning this award is very much down to the contributions our volunteers all made in so many ways across the last year," he said.

"Thanks to everyone involved in the club – it's fantastic to be recognised once more for the great things we're doing."

The club is making efforts to ensure anyone, regardless of age, has the opportunity to get involved with local rugby league – either competitively or just for fun.

The senior men's team will play in Division Two of the North West Men's League, with their first match at home to Leigh East A on Saturday, March 12, while the second team kick off their season in Division Four on the same day at Little Hulton Reds.

It also has a third men's team that plays in a development league and is planning to expand to include a women's side.

The club will be hosting a taster session on Saturday for any women interested in giving rugby league a try. The Broncos are hoping to set up a new women's team, for those aged 16 and over. The taster session will take place at St Philips between 1-3pm.