The oldest amateur rugby league club in the world is finishing a year of celebrations this weekend to mark its 150th anniversary.

Millom Rugby League Football Club are hosting the final event on Saturday, December 2 from 7:00pm.

The club was founded way back in 1873 and have spent the past year marking the landmark birthday.

Craig Evans, chairman of the club, said: "We gave all our home games for this season a heritage title, such as the Founding fathers of MRLFC match, with a historical presentation in remembrance of past events and people.

"It's going to be a fantastic event on Saturday with plans to reunite old and young players and a chance for former players to have a catch up with team mates they haven't seen for a while."

As Mr Evans explained, each match over the last year has focused on a different part of the club's history.

This included one dedicated to the Millom players who lost their lives in World War One, as well as a game looking back on the historical grounds that the club has played at.

There were also matches in recognition of the international and professional players that have represented Millom, as well as the countless volunteers who have kept the club running over its 150 years.

"We're going to have five speakers for the evening on Saturday, consisting of former players reliving their era, characters and experiences at the club with questions from the floor," Mr Evans added.

"We've even got a presentation of letters from both the King and the prime minister congratulating the club on its milestone."

The anniversary season has proven to be an incredibly successful one for Millom, with a third place finish in the league coming with the club only two points behind the winners.

In the play off final, Millom beat Leigh East at home to earn promotion in a season that also saw them go unbeaten at home and represented by three Tongan players.

Mr Evans finished by thanking Aggregate Industries, who have sponsored Saturday's event.