Bradford Bulls History

History

1863 - 1900: In the Beginning

1863: The original Bradford Rugby Club is created founded by Oates Ingham, owner of a Dye works in Thornton Road.

1880 Merge with Bradford Cricket Athletic & Football Club move to Park Avenue.

1884: Bradford win the Yorkshire Challenge Cup . Between 1880 and 1895 becoming one of the country’s most successful Rugby clubs, supplying players for Yorkshire and England.

1895: Bradford are among 22 clubs that secede from the Rugby Football Union after an historic meeting at The George Hotel in Huddersfield, in response to a long running dispute over "broken time" payments to players. These 22 clubs form the Northern Rugby Union.

Club Honours

World Club Championship

Winners: 2002, 2004, 2006

Super League

Champions: 1997, 2001, 2003, 2005
Minor Premiers: 1999, 2001, 2003
Grand Finalists: 1999, 2002, 2004

Challenge Cup

Winners: 1943–44, 1946–47, 1948–49, 2000, 2003
Runners-up: 1944–45, 1947–48, 1972–73, 1996, 1997, 2001

RFL Championship

Champions: 1979–80, 1980–81
Beaten Finalists: 1947–48, 1951–52

Second Division

Champions: 1973–74

War Emergency League

Championship Winners: 1939–40, 1940–41, 1944–45
Beaten Finalists: 1941–42

Regal Trophy

Winners: 1974–75, 1979–80
Runners-up: 1990–91, 1992–93

Premiership

Winners: 1977–78
Runners-up: 1978–79, 1979–80, 1989–90

Middlesex Rugby Union 7s

Winners: 2002

Yorkshire Cup

Winners: 1940–41, 1941–42, 1943–44, 1945–46, 1948–49, 1949–50, 1953–54, 1965–66, 1978–79, 1987–88, 1989–90
Runners-up: 1913–14, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1991–92

Yorkshire League

Winners: 1939–40, 1940–41, 1947–48