05 Feb 2016
SUNDAY afternoon will see Adrian Purtell lead out Bradford Bulls for the first time as the 2016 captain.
The Australian, who is sponsored by Brian Widdop, was given the captaincy after Chev Walker’s retirement at the end of last season.
The Bulls kick off their 2016 campaign at home to Featherstone Rovers and Purtell is eagerly looking forward to running out onto the pitch.
“I’m excited about the season finally coming back around, as it’s been a long wait.
“It’s great that we kick off the season at home this year and leading the boys out will be a special moment.
“I'm looking forward to leading this team back to the top.
“You always want to start your season with a win, no matter if you’re home or away, you want to start with a win, which will help you build momentum during the season.
“It’ll be brilliant to hear the fans again because they are outstanding. Their support gives us an extra lift when we run out onto the pitch.
“Throughout last season they showed off their passion and support, which they bring to each and every game.
“Jimmy has put us through all of our paces, so we are ready to go and we feel very prepared – I can’t wait to get going on Sunday.”
You can still buy tickets ahead of Sunday’s clash by visiting the Team Shop tomorrow, open 9am to 5pm.
05 Feb 2016
THE latest BIG ONE Lottery draw has been made and we are delighted to announce the latest list of winners.
Mr David Arran (2038), Mr David Helm (1485), Mr Sidney Bottomley (8805), Mr Steve Raine (1157), Mrs Helen Blythe (213), Alison Land (684), Sue Bentley (1411), Mr Gordon Boyes (3372), Mrs Jackie Lightowler (2002) and Mr Phillip Worsnop (3301) have each bagged £5 cash prizes.
Mr Philip Greaves (6811), Mr Colin Couble (1676), Diane Gillen (423), Mr Cull (4813) and Mrs J Sharp (4153) have won £100 cash prizes, while agent Chris Dempsey will enjoy a meal at Cue Gardens.
Pat Priestly (3013), Joanne Bentley (1933), Mrs Pamela Gross (1018), Lesley Beeson (307), Wibsey Juniors (4290), Mr Paul A Broome (6248), Mr T Anderson (4411) and N Killip (250 will all enjoy meals at a host of different venues.
Jean Drozd (1258) will enjoy FOUR free pints at The Top House, while Mr Paul Brownlow (3923) and Mrs Linda Carroll (3250) will do the same at The White Swan and The Market Tavern, respectively.
There is no Jackpot Winner this week, meaning the £1650.00 prize rolls over to NEXT WEEK to £1750.00
Numbers Drawn – 7, 25, 27, 28.
If you would like to be in with a chance of winning £100 each and every day, whilst supporting the development of your #FutureBulls, CLICK HERE to email a member of our Big One team today.
05 Feb 2016
SOAK up the atmosphere at Bradford Bulls versus Featherstone Rovers.
Get down to the Provident Stadium early to enjoy a host of pre-game events around the ground.
Adults can enjoy a pint of beer for £2.50 for 1863 Members and £3.00 for non-members.
There will be lots of pre-game activities for kids to enjoy as the Marquee is brought to life next to The Touchdown Bar.
From a giant bullseye with giant darts, to a kicking arc and a bowling alley.
Bulls legend, Robbie Hunter-Paul, and current Bulls players will be pulling your pints in all the bars on the concourse.
In The Touchdown Bar, you will be able to relive the memories of the 2003 Challenge Cup final and listen to Hunter-Paul’s analysis as he gives his expertise of the action.
Paul Clough will be in the Pavilion Bar, Danny Williams will be pulling pints in the Premier Bar, whilst Vila Halafihi will accompany Hunter-Paul in The Touchdown Bar.
Lucas Walshaw, Etu Uaisele and James Mendeika will be helping out in the shops.
The players will be pulling pints and selling merchandise from 1.30pm to 2.30pm before the Bulls kick off their campaign.
You can still buy tickets for the 2016 season opener by visiting the Team Shop before Sunday’s kick off.
05 Feb 2016
TWO-TIME Challenge Cup winner, Richie Mathers, has been included in the first 19-man squad of the 2016 season.
James Lowes has picked six new recruits in the squad for Sunday’s home opener against Featherstone Rovers.
Mathers joins Kris Welham, Ben Kavanagh, Kurt Haggerty, Oscar Thomas and Johnny Walker in the squad, which will be led out by the 2016 captain, Adrian Purtell.
James Clare – sponsored by Captain Hornblower, Papa Holmes and the Hornettes
Jay Pitts – sponsored by John Fountain
Adrian Purtell – sponsored by Brian Widdop
Epalahame Lauaki – sponsored by Vision On
Kris Welham – sponsored by Stuart Readyhough at Maclean and Company
Lee Gaskell – sponsored by Hudson Foster Financial Services
Adam O’Brien – sponsored by The Monro Family
Adam Sidlow – sponsored by Gareth and Ruth Rider
Omari Caro – sponsored by Jennifer Bennison
Ben Kavanagh – sponsored by B.M.G. Leeds
Matty Blythe – sponsored by Smith Harrison Sampling
Danny Addy – sponsored by Bear Boating
Tom Olbison – sponsored by C & K Wood
Alex Mellor – sponsored by The Top House
Kurt Haggerty – sponsored by Alexis Ridler
Dale Ferguson – sponsored by In Memory of Helen Butterworth
Oscar Thomas – sponsored by The Pitchside Crew
Johnny Walker – sponsored by Double D Renovations
05 Feb 2016
OVER 3000 1863 Memberships have been bought for the 2016 season.
Ahead of the 2016 season opener on Sunday at home to Featherstone Rovers, the Bulls are delighted to reveal that over 3000 1863 Memberships have been purchased.
There is an 1863 Membership for everyone, one to suit every lifestyle; Basic, Flexi, Northerner (Terrace), Provident Stand, and Premier Club, so be a part of it and do not miss out on the 2016 season.
Becoming an 1863 member allows you to take advantage of exclusive benefits, where YOU will have a direct impact in building the future of the Bulls.
Whichever membership you choose, all 1863 Members will receive the following amazing benefits:
- Official membership pack
- Members only news
- Members only voting rights
- Entry to members only bars
- Up to 50% discount on Summer Bash tickets
- £5 discount on any 2016 replica shirt
- Exclusive access to members only events
- Exclusive discounts on specific RFL events
- And much, much more
But you could guarantee your place at every Bradford Bulls home game by purchasing a Northerner (Terrace), Provident Stand or Premier Club membership.
A Northerner (Terrace), Provident Stand and Premier Club membership gives you access to all home games at the Provident Stadium.
Northerner (Terrace) benefits:
- Access to both the Northern Terrace and Rooley Avenue Terrace
Provident Stand benefits:
- A reserved seat within the Provident Stand for the 2016 season
Premier Club benefits:
- A reserved seat within the ‘Premier’ section of the Provident Stand for the 2016 season
- Exclusive access to the Premier Club (Members-only bar)
- Exclusive access to the Trevor Foster Suite
- Exclusive Car Park D seasonal spaces available to purchase
TOGETHER WE CAN BUILD THE BULLS
Each time you purchase an 1863 Membership you help support the club through BUY BULLS.
Following the RFL’s announcement, Championship clubs are able to spend up to 50% of their relevant income on their salary – the club launched BUY BULLS.
If you purchase a Youth Provident Stand membership at £80, £40 will go towards funding a stronger Bradford Bulls squad.
To purchase your 1863 Membership call our ticketing team on 08448 711 490 and select option 1, or come into the Team Shop, Monday to Saturday, 9am-5pm.