Cornwall's oldest rugby club Penryn RFC have unveiled a new badge as they prepare to begin their 150th year as a club.

The new crest which has been created by 'Just the Trick Design' sees the gold crest in the middle of a laurel wreath. The Saracens neck is made up of the map of Cornwall, with a marker to show where the club sits in the county.

Penryn president Tim Nicholls was pleased about how the badge reflected the history of the club, he said: "We are delighted with it, we are the oldest club in Cornwall, we are part of the Cornwall Rugby Football Union and we are proud to be Cornish. We want to highlight our background and our cultural background so highlighting our Cornish routes is important."

It is the first of a number of celebrations the club is having throughout the season to commemorate their 150th anniversary. On August 26 the club are also planning to launch a new kit which will boast the classic red and black hoops that the side have been famous for.

Commenting on the new kit Nicholls said:"We have gone back to the black and red traditional hoops that we played in all those years ago. We had a golden period when we played in white, red and black and we wore those shirts in some very good years for the club but we think with it being the 150th anniversary we are keen to go back and wear the kit our predecessors wore."

Penryn kick off their season in the Western Counties League on Saturday September 4 with an away trip to Kingsbridge, there first home game at the Borough will be the following weekend when they host Newton Abbott.