Plymouth Albion have appointed a woman to chair the rugby club for the first time in its 140-year history.
Local business-woman Ali Hannaford has joined the club's board and takes over as chairman.
The 55-year-old is also the chairman of the Newton Abbot food manufacturing company Paramount 21.
She said it was a "real honour to be asked to become chairman of Plymouth Albion Rugby Football Club".
"I’m very excited to be joining the board who have a great vision for the future development of the club."
The club had struggled to raise enough money to clear long-standing debts and in 2015 was saved by a £250,000 cash injection from local businesses.
New owner Priday commenting on the appointment of Hannaford said:
"Ali is a very experienced business-woman who has had a lot of success with a number of enterprises." "She has huge experience chairing of a number of organisations and her input into Plymouth Albion will be invaluable."