5th October 2017, 19:16
PRESCOTT PREPARED FOR GRAND FINALE
Bradford Bulls Women’s team will go for further glory on Saturday when they go head-to-head with Featherstone Rovers Ladies in the Grand Final, where there is more than just the trophy on the line.
With the season reaching the final stage, Featherstone and Bradford will battle it out at the Manchester Regional Arena for the last time in 2017, as the Bulls aim to uphold their 100% record.
“The girls are really up for it. We had our final session last night and it was really good, everyone was really focused and full of energy and really psyched up for it. We are ready and the main thing that we have to do now is keep the lid on it and not let the girls get too excited with it,” said Head Coach Mark Prescott.
“I have been telling the girls to disregard what has gone on with Featherstone this year, they are going to be a lot stronger on Saturday than they have been in previous outings. We are on a great run so we just need to maintain our focus and follow it through, to pick up another piece of silverware on Saturday.”
With the unveiling of the Women’s Super League competition over two months ago, Bradford aim to complete the first ever season by setting a supreme record with an undefeated year.
The Bulls have rejuvenated themselves following a tough finish to last season, losing to league rivals Thatto Heath in the Championship Final. However, they began the 2017 season with intent and a strong winning mentality has carried the women through to their outstanding year.
“It’s been an absolutely amazing season really. We have spoken about the development in the women’s game for a long time now with the RFL. It is a small start with only four teams in the Super League, but with the announcement of Leeds to join next year moves us on to bigger and better things.
“At the start of the season we just wanted to consolidate from the end of last year and potentially win a bit of silverware. But to do what we have done so far, we’ve got everything crossed for Saturday to finish it on an even better note.
“I knew that we were always going to be pushing for silverware and be better than last season, but if we go all the way unbeaten then that would be a dream.
“Hopefully we have generated a bit of happiness and excitement around the club. It was interesting with Kirsty going to the event at Old Trafford and the journalists knew everything about us and our success.
“Hopefully the story of the Bulls 2017 season will stand us in good stead, which will hopefully be in an enlarged season.”