06 Mar 2015
“GROWING up watching Hunslet and playing for Hunslet Parkside and Hunslet Warriors, it gives me great pleasure to see them visiting us at the Provident Stadium, Odsal, this weekend.
I am currently struggling with a knee injury, which has sadly ruled me out of the game, but I am hoping to be back very soon. It is a bit of an ongoing thing, which our medical staff are monitoring.
We have all been taken back by the support received so far in 2015 and I know the boys are looking forward to playing in front of our fantastic home support again this afternoon.
We have not reached our peak yet, though, and I feel there is plenty more improvement to come from us.
However, we are extremely pleased with the way we have bounced back against two very good sides.
Last week we travelled to Featherstone, well aware of the fact we were facing a momentous task in bringing the two points back. But we were fantastic and more than got the job done.
Once again Lee Gaskell was tremendous and it was great to see so many of our players going well. I thought our pack was fantastic and our three-quarters linked up superbly.
Having been on the wrong end of a second half comeback at Leigh, we knew we had to come out, silence the home crowd and deal with everything Featherstone would throw at us after the break.
And we did just that.
It was also good to see Epalhame Lauaki make his debut, he has been working incredibly hard in training and I feel sure he will prove a coup for us as the season progresses.
Dale Ferguson made his return from injury, which is another massive boost for the club. It is like having a new signing on board. He has endured a torrid time injury-wise but now looks to be on the right track again.
I think Hunslet will be tricky this weekend, providing a very different type of opposition.
The likes of Vinny Finigan, George Flanagan and Jordan Gale have all played in the junior and senior sides here, so we are well aware of the qualities they boast and the danger they present to us.
And they have made some decent dual-registration additions too, with a fair few Leeds Rhinos coming in.
But with your fantastic support behind us, I am sure the boys can make the day an enjoyable one for everyone involved in the club.
Thank you for your continued support and have a great weekend!"
Yours in sport,
Chev Walker – Proudly Sponsored By Helen Smith & Cathertin Kendrick
05 Mar 2015
YOU have little more than 48 hours to secure tickets for this weekend's visit of Hunslet Hawks – and save at least £2 on admission prices!
Both Bradford and Hunslet supporters must buy before 5.00pm on Saturday in order to snap up Provident Stand and Terrace tickets at the rates listed below.
Provident Stadium admission prices are as follows:
Terrace - £20
Provident Stand - £25
CONCESSION (65yrs +)
Terrace - £15
Provident Stand - £20
YOUNG ADULT (18 - 24yrs)
Terrace - £15
Provident Stand - £20
YOUTH (11 - 18yrs)
Terrace - £10
Provident Stand - £15
JUNIOR (5 - 11yrs)
Terrace - £3
Provident Stand - £8
BABY (0 - 4yrs)
Terrace - FREE
Provident Stand – FREE
On the day of the game admission prices will by rise by £2 in ALL areas of the ground.
Proof of age may be requested in order to purchase tickets at a concessionary rate.
As announced earlier this week, the Rooley Avenue end of the ground will be closed for this Sunday's game.
However, the Popular Terrace is to remain open for the remainder of the season.
Meanwhile, tickets for next Sunday's game against Batley Bulldogs are on sale now!
Tickets are priced at £17 (adults), £12 (concessions) and £3 (juniors), with children under the age of five going FREE.
You can sit or stand anywhere at Mount Pleasant at no extra cost and return coach travel is also now available, priced at £13 for members of The 1863 Club and £16 for non members.
To secure your place for either or both of the above games, or ensure your transport to Batley, simply call a member of our ticketing team on 08448 711 490 (option 1) during normal office hours.
05 Mar 2015
BRADFORD Bulls are delighted to unveil the 18th member of James Lowes' 2015 squad.
The No.18 jersey was up for grabs as part of The Big Kick-Off Raffle last month and 11-year-old Keir Claxton (pictured above alongside Robbie Hunter-Paul) has been unveiled as the winner!
Keir, who plays for Keighley Albion – an official Bradford Bulls Connection club, was gifted a raffle ticket by his parents.
And the youngster was last week named the winner of the top prize in a competition, which included a £500 cash prize and winners of various other fantastic prizes.
“We are delighted to hand over the coveted No.18 jersey to the very lucky Keir,” said a Bradford Bulls spokesperson.
“It is fantastic how the prize was won via one of the community clubs our foundation is currently working with.
“He will take his place in squad, both online and in print, and we look forward to welcoming Keir and his family to the Provident Stadium, Odsal, in the weeks and months ahead.”
Keir's profile will be placed on the official website as of this weekend and his details will also appear, alongside his Bulls 'team-mates' in The Bulletin – from now until the end of the season!
04 Mar 2015
BRADFORD Bulls will play host to local-rivals Halifax in what is sure to be a fiery encounter on Good Friday (April 3) – and the Bulls Foundation are aiming to increase the heat of the derby!
The Foundation is to stage a charity firewalk right here at the Provident Stadium, Odsal, as part of Robbie's Big 10, the 2015 charity campaign of Bulls chief executive Robbie Hunter-Paul.
In a bid to raise funds for the Bulls Foundation, the firewalk is supported by West Yorkshire's Little Heroes Cancer Trust, who provide support for children suffering with cancer, and Santander UK.
It will see participants attempt the ultimate challenge, walking across 20 feet of burning wood embers with a core temperature of over 1000°F.
The firewalk will take place pitchside and Hunter-Paul himself will be taking part.
The former New Zealand star is now calling on supporters to join him and help raise funds for the club's official charity.
A £25 registration fee is payable to take part in the event and we ask participants to raise a minimum of £100 each in sponsorship money.
If this sounds like the challenge for you then contact the Foundation TODAY by CLICKING HERE.
PLEASE NOTE: A one-hour seminar will take place prior to the firewalk, meaning you will need to be at the stadium before 5.30pm on the evening.
Bradford Bulls Foundation (Registered Charity Number: 1106608)
04 Mar 2015
BRADFORD Bulls are delighted to announce that the club will play host to the fourth-round draw of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup, at the Provident Stadium, Odsal.
The event is to get underway from 6.00pm, on Tuesday March 10, with the draw taking place shortly after – and you can be there!
Members of The 1863 Club are exclusively invited to secure FREE tickets for what looks set to be an exciting evening, with James Lowes' men joining 11 other Kingstone Press Championship clubs and the 12 winners of this weekend's third-round ties in the hat.
For your chance to witness the event LIVE simply CLICK HERE when you receive your case-sensitive password via e-mail this evening – and snap up tickets!
A Bulls spokesperson said: “It gives us great pleasure to be hosting an event of such importance and we are very excited to be doing so.
“Everyone speaks about the magic of the Challenge Cup and we are delighted to be a part of it, once again, in 2015.
“As I am sure fans from every club are, we are looking forward to seeing what the draw brings for the Bulls.
“And we would love to see as many members in attendance as possible.”
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are limited to just 180, so hurry and secure yours as soon as possible!
The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup third-round ties are as follows:
Saturday March 7
Elland v Featherstone Lions
Wath Brow Hornet v Newcastle Thunder
Oulton Raiders v Normanton Knights
Kells v Rochdale Hornets
London Skolars v Swinton Lions
Leigh Miners Rangers v West Hull
Sunday March 8
North Wales Crusaders v Widnes West Bank
Hemel Stags v Oxford
Oldham v Coventry Bears
Barrow Raiders v Keighley Cougars
South Wales Scorpions v York City Knights
University of Gloucestershire All Golds v Skirlaugh