BOX Steam Brewery lifted their pint glasses to toast Bath Rugby Ladies to another successful season after extending their sponsorship deal for a second year.

The independent brewer, which is based in Holt, developed a close bond with the team last year after they were crowned as winners of the Women's Championship South West 2 League.

“We are delighted to keep this partnership going," Andy Roberts, Box Steam Brewery's managing director, said. "Supporting a local team is important to us and these women are passionate about rugby and bringing more people into the game.

“Sport is good for everyone and supporting our local community is something we are committed to doing. We wish the ladies the very best of luck with the new season. They did so well last year, it can only get better and better.”

The rugby team, who play at Lambridge, joined the brewery staff last week for a quick tour of the factory before raising a glass to the upcoming season.

Sarah Burgess of the club added: “The support from Box Steam Brewery is exactly what we need. It’s thanks to their backing that we can keep our club alive and strive to be the best."