They are one of twelve grassroots rugby clubs across the country to be awarded a training session with three Premiership Rugby players. In addition, the club received £1,000 worth of training equipment.
The prizes were awarded to clubs who best demonstrated the benefits of receiving expert guidance from top Premiership Rugby coaches and players.
The judges were particularly impressed by Minchinhampton RFC's development as a club over recent years, which now consists of over 200 junior players and a vastly improving senior set up. The club were also rewarded for their efforts to raise sufficient funds to enable them to move into their own ground in June 2013.
The training session provided the Minchinhampton RFC senior team with the rare opportunity to learn from professionals and pick up specialist advice on core rugby skills and game play.
John-Paul Corry, Head of Fundraising & Sponsorship for Minchinhampton RFC, said:
"The training session taken by the Gloucester players and coaches was a great success as our team got the opportunity to develop and learn a number of new skills. Hopefully this will greatly benefit the squad throughout the remainder of this, and future seasons. We are very grateful to QBE for this fantastic experience as well as the new training equipment."
Charlie Sharples, Gloucester Rugby winger, said:
"QBE Rugby Pro is a great initiative and it is important to give something back to the grassroots game. It has been fun working with Minchinhampton RFC and I hope that the access to professional players and coaches during the specialist training today will have taught them new skills and will inspire them to keep playing."
QBE Rugby Pro is part of QBE's Coaching Programme, which aims to improve the quality of rugby coaching in England at a grassroots level.
For more information on the winning clubs and further details on QBE Rugby Pro visit www.QBErugby.com.