STOW-on-the-Wold RFC have confirmed that head of rugby Matthew Carter will continue in his role for next season.

Having won the league and cup double with the squad this year, it comes as little surprise to see him extend his time at the club.

Carter admitted he usually does not stay at any club past three years but is this time willing to make an exception.

"With the initial three year plan over and interest from all across the county it’s important that we remain focused and grounded and for me there is still plenty more to be done," he said.

"For the first time in my coaching journey my maximum three years at any club rule is being bypassed.

"It's been a positive 3 seasons but by no means perfect.

"It’s taken the three years to turn the tanker and now it’s time to see if it can be full steam ahead. Winning a Championship and Combination Cup is a great way to end the first chapter.

"But now we must concentrate on the next job, which will be on progression and sustainability within the senior section while cementing the transition pathway and pushing the one club ethos.

"The biggest thing we are missing on the hill and a primary objective of mine is developing the inclusion of women's and girls rugby.

"For me it was a fairly simple decision to stay, it’s a club that feels like home and I’m very proud to play a small part in this family.

"There is however still plenty more to achieve here."