DESPITE England's disappointing Six Nations defeat against France at the weekend, the future of rugby in the Tyne Valley is in good hands.

The Courant met up with members of West Tynedale Junior Rugby Club, during a recent training session.

The club, which is based at Haydon Bridge High School, offers opportunities for girls and boys aged from five to 12.

Read more about West Tynedale Junior Rugby Club in the Hexham Courant.