Stockport Volleyball Club has been promoted to Men’s Division 2 North after a 3-0 win at Darlington.
Competing in Division 3 North against high-profile clubs including Manchester, Newcastle and York, Stockport clinched promotion alongside Doncaster.
The season has been a memorable one with the team also getting to the semi-finals of the National Shield, where the final was won by London Aces at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering.
Stockport chairman Adrian Stores, who set up the club with son Kaya only two years ago, has been named Volunteer of the Year by Volleyball England, the national governing body for the sport.
It said: “Congratulations and thank you for your outstanding contribution to volleyball in England.”
Plans are already being made for the next season and the next part of Stockport’s journey.