Outgoing coach Paul Hull says Bristol's British and Irish Cup success came courtesy of a team effort from everyone connected with the club.
Hull, who departs after 22 years as a player and coach, saw his side beat Bedford 17-14 in Saturday's final.
He told BBC Bristol: "It was a win not just for the players but a club win.
"Everyone that has been involved behind the scenes, the supporters, backroom staff, the coaching staff, this is victory for Bristol as a whole."
Hull took up the coaching role at Bristol following the departure of Richard Hill in February 2009 but was unable to prevent them being relegated from the Premiership.
His side were on the verge of a return to the top flight last season but lost out to Exeter in the play-off final.
"I am really pleased for the supporters as it has been a difficult year. I could not have written a better script," added Hull.
"I am really pleased for everyone who has put in a lot of work behind the scenes and I am really pleased we could finish off as a high."