Royal Wootton Bassett RFC Director of Rugby Alan Low is confident that the club can establish itself at Regional One level next season.

Bassett had a fantastic season which saw them romp to the Regional Two title, losing just one game, and then reaching the cup semi-finals before falling to Southend Saxons with a trip to Twickenham on the line.

Low said that the club has been on a great journey in recent years and have their sights set on carrying their momentum forward when they make the step up a level next season.

He said: “It has been an amazing journey, I am in my tenth year at the club going into my 11th and I can still remember the conversations when I arrived, I was shot down when I said we had the capability of being a lower level national league club.

“With what we produce from our minis and juniors and the facilities we have got available we are slowly beginning to establish ourselves.

“We need to keep that journey going and slowly establish ourselves as each level and try and push on again.

“Next year we aren’t going into the unknown any more, the players understand the commitment, it is a completely different level of commitment at the national level.

“We found out what works for us and we have to build on that, in that first year we probably tried to play a similar style to those other teams which didn’t suit us, we need to back up what we have done this season and the way we played.”

Low added that he believed that the difficulties the side experienced in their cup campaign have put them in an even better position to compete at a higher level.

He said: “I think with three or four games to go in the league our mindset wasn’t quite right and going into that game at Winchester, we didn’t perform as we should have done.

“Then going into Winchester we weren’t firing on all cylinders and it was the shake-up that we needed as the next three performances were fantastic.

“The cup run was excellent for us to get some players a taste of first-team rugby and see the level they need and those young guys have come off and realised the work they have to do, but it has been great to show our strength in depth.”