PROMOTION remains the only objective for Low Moor this season after they received a league award for their upturn in fortunes.

The Trinity Oval club won the Spenser Wilson Halifax League's team award for April and May after both of their first and second teams top their respective leagues.

Their first-team are eight points clear at the top of the second division, while Low Moor's second string are seven points ahead at the summit of their division.

Martin Jenkins, player and club secretary, says the club is delighted to scoop the award, which he says is in recognition as much for their work off the field as on it this season.

Jenkins says the club has been transformed under new first team captain Lee Broadbent, who has brought a more competitive edge to the side.

Low Moor have also looked to forge links with the community, including working with nearby schools, which has lead to an increase in the number of children representing the club, running Under-9s, 11s and 13s level teams.

The club has pumped in £80,000 worth of new facilities including new fences.

Jenkins, who has played for the club since 2005, said: "It's fantastic. It's been a long time coming.

"Over the last two or three years we have struggled, but we have had a little bit of a renaissance this season. We have made a number of new signings.

"The new first-team captain Lee Broadbent has brought in a different ethos to the club.

"We have about 26 or 27 players to training on Tuesdays, we've never really had that before. It's very, very competitive. People want to play for us now.

"Our issue used to be that we were stuck between Bankfoot and Woodlands, who are both semi-professional teams. "We have 80 children registered with us, three years ago we had none. Everything is snowballing.

"We've had a really good start to the season, but we have some very tough teams to play yet.

"We need to get out of that bottom division.

"We need a continuation of that community spirit. We're doing an awful lot of work with schools.

"The award is for the work we have done on the field so far, but we also have to look at the bigger picture.

"It's really important that the first and second team continue and get promotion. Anything less than that will be deemed to have been unsuccessful."

On his own playing form, Jenkins added: "It's been a steady season for me. I have come back from a broken kneecap.

"I'm nearly 40, but we have a real mix. We have young players who don't ache in the morning after games."

Meanwhile, Low Moor will hold a race night at the club on Friday, July 5.

They are seeking sponsors for the event's eight races, sponsorship packages start at £25. For more information, tweet @LowMoorHTCC.