THE achievements of Greenock Wanderers have been acknowledged by councillors to commemorate the rugby club’s 150th anniversary.

It was founded in 1873 and has been celebrating the proud milestone.

Councillor John Crowther asked that Inverclyde Council formally recognise the anniversary of the local club at a full council meeting.

A civic reception will also take place this year to mark it.

Cllr Crowther said: “I am delighted that my fellow councillors supported my request to acknowledge the achievements of Greenock Wanderers Rugby Football Club.

“It may have Greenock in its title but the Wanderers have been a great ambassador for the whole of Inverclyde for 150 years and counting.

“I’m delighted that the club has also evolved over the years and now has a successful women and girls section too.

“Such is the good work of the club that it has been supported over the years through the council’s Community Fund and the Active Schools/Sports Development service and I look forward to the planned civic reception.

“It is an asset to the community and I would like to wish them much success in future years.”