GAMEDAY GUIDE: DONS VS BULLS

25 Apr 2015

TOMORROW will see James Lowes’ Bradford Bulls head to South Yorkshire to take on Doncaster RLFC in round ten of the Kingstone Press Championship (Kick Off 2pm).

 

Tickets for the fixture will be available from the Bulls’ Ticket Office until 5pm today (Saturday) with both ‘single game entry’ and ‘double header tickets’ available. 

 

Doncaster v Bradford Bulls ticket prices are as follows (SMTXTRA East Stand):

Adults – £15

Concessions – £11

Young Adults – £11

Juniors (5-16) – £1

Under-5s – FREE

 

Double-header (Doncaster v Bradford / Sheffield v Halifax) ticket prices are as follows (SMTXTRA East Stand):

Adults – £20

Concessions – £16

Young Adults – £16

Juniors (5-16) – £5

Under-5s – FREE

 

Those wishing to ‘pay on the gate’ can enter via the turnstiles at either end of the SMTXTRA East Stand (cash only).

 

Stadium car parking is available for £4 per car.

 

There are plenty of places to eat and drink within the stadium for all supporters within the concourse areas whilst the bar and restaurant at the top of the East Stand is available to supporters on a first come first served basis.

 

Travelling to The Keepmoat Stadium 

By Road:

From the A1(M) join M18 Eastbound at Junction 35 (signposted Hull).

Once on the M18, leave at Junction 3 and take the A6182 towards Doncaster (the stadium is well signposted from Junction 3 and is about one and a half miles away). You will pass a retail park on your left and then at the next island (which has the Lakeside Pub visible behind it) turn left onto White Rose Way. The Lakeside Shopping Centre is now on your right (the stadium is located directly behind the shopping centre). At the next island turn right into the industrial estate, and after passing the Tesco distribution centre on your right, turn right at the bottom of the road and the stadium is further down on your left.

 

By Bus or Train:

Keepmoat Stadium has excellent public transport links and there are several park and ride facilities in Doncaster that use the stadium. Regular busses are available from Doncaster town centre to the stadium both before and after the game.

 

Itinerary:

1.00pm – Turnstiles open and family fun begins inside the stadium, with table football, face painting, movies, players and mascots in attendance 

2.00pm – Kick-off: Doncaster v Bradford Bulls

4.15pm - Kick-off: Halifax v Sheffield Eagles

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ARE YOU A WINNER WITH THE BIG ONE?

24 Apr 2015

THE latest BIG ONE Lottery draw has been made and we are delighted to announce the latest list of winners.

L Benson, Mr Jennings, A Midgley, S Hirst and D Ciechanska have each bagged the £100 cash prize – whilst agent P Rushworth wins a meal at Cue Gardens.

S Robinson, P Coles, T Ann Lee, S Oddy, A Richardson, N Ghalaurg and K Holden will all enjoy meals at a host of different venues.

A Shaw will enjoy FOUR free pints at the Market Tavern whilst K Cantrill and N Jagger will do the same at The White Swan and The Top House respectively.

R Parkinson, meanwhile, has won the opportunity to have lunch with the Bradford Bulls playing squad.

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!

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RETURNING CROSSLEY SET TO TACKLE DONCASTER

24 Apr 2015

NEW signing Steve Crossley looks set to make his second Bradford Bulls bow, after returning to the club on a two-year deal earlier today.

The front-rower has been included in head coach James Lowes’ 19-man squad – brought to you by Access Solutions Northern (ASN Doors) – alongside Jake Mullaney and Vila Halafihi, who are back in contention.

Chris Ulugia (hand) and Epalahame Lauaki (groin) have been ruled out, with Danny Williams also missing the round-ten Kingstone Press Championship clash against Doncaster.

The 19-man squad – in association with ASN Doors: Adam Henry, Adam O’Brien, Adam Sidlow, Alex Mellor, Chev Walker, Dale Ferguson, Dan Fleming, Danny Addy, Etu Uaisele, Jake Mullaney, Jay Pitts, Jean-Philippe Baile, Lee Gaskell, Lucas Walshaw, Paul Clough, Ryan Shaw, Steve Crossley, Tom Olbison, Vila Halafihi.

Meanwhile, Matty Blythe and Dave Petersen are to feature for Oxford this weekend as part of a dual-registration agreement, with Adam Brook and Nathan Conroy continuing their loan deals with the Iffley Road outfit.

Tickets for the tie are still available and can be secured TODAY – by CLICKING HERE.

For more information, or to buy over the phone, simply call a member of our team on 08448 711 490 (option 1).

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CROSSLEY THRILLED TO BE 'COMING HOME'

24 Apr 2015

FRONT-ROWER Steve Crossley has today put pen to paper on a two-year deal with his hometown club, sealing a “dream” return to the Provident Stadium, Odsal.

The 24-year-old former Bradford Bulls Academy star is back following a four-season spell away, having enjoyed stints with Dewsbury Rams, Featherstone Rovers and, most recently, Castleford Tigers.

Crossley has opted to leave the Tigers, the club he joined prior to the start of the current campaign, enabling him to become a Bull once again – until at least the end of 2016.

The former Clayton amateur, who was born and raised in the city, admits he had little hesitation in agreeing to commence a second spell in the familiar red, amber and black of Bradford.

“When I heard the Bulls were interested in securing my services, as part of an initial loan deal, I jumped straight at the opportunity,” explained Crossley, who made more than half-a-dozen Super League appearances in Bulls colours after breaking into the first team.

“The option then came for Bradford to take me on a permanent basis and it was something I did not take too long to think about. It was an easy decision for me and I am very excited.

“This is where I grew up and this is the club I supported as a boy, I feel as though I am coming home. It is a dream come true for me and, believe me, it is going to show in my performances.

“Bradford is too big of a club to be playing outside of the sport’s top flight, the level which I believe we, together, can get back to for 2016 and beyond.”

Crossley adds power and further experience to the Bulls' already impressive front-row.

And the man who made his professional debut back in 2010, as a Super League player, is set to make his second Bradford bow this weekend when James Lowes’ side tackle winless Doncaster at the Keepmoat Stadium.

“Steve is a solid prop-forward, with Super League experience and he never really wanted to leave Bradford,” added Lowes, who is sponsored in the memory of Joyce Dobby.

“Things weren’t happening for him at Castleford but he is a strong ball-carrier and certainly adds some great competition to our front row.

“Whatever happened between him and Castleford is their business, but he wasn’t happy there and we got an opportunity to bring him back here.

“When good players become available you have to put yourself in a position to be able to act upon it. I am pleased to say we have done that.

“I see Steve joining us as a big step forward for both him and the club.”

Crossley added: “The paperwork is pretty much complete for me to make an appearance on Sunday, so hopefully I will get the nod from Jimmy (Lowes).

“This is where I truly belong. This is the club I want to settle down at and play my rugby for.

“I have come back home and I will do anything to make the Bulls as successful as possible.”

Crossley will don the No.32 jersey and is now available for sponsorship for the remainder of the season.

BullsTV subscribers will be able to enjoy an extended interview with the club’s newest recruit on BullTalk, which is to be aired at 6.00pm, on Friday May 1.

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BULLS DIVE IN WITH NEW BACKER

22 Apr 2015

BRADFORD BULLS are delighted to announce the launch of a brand-new partnership with scuba diving specialists Divers Warehouse.

Based on Wakefield Road in Bradford, just two miles from the Provident Stadium, Odsal, Divers Warehouse offers servicing, diving classes, equipment hire and much, much more, suiting all of their customers’ needs.

The agreement, which includes a substantial five-figure sum, will see Divers Warehouse’s branding appear on various billboards around the ground, while providing 10% discount for members of the Bulls’ 1863 Club.

Commercial Manager Rob Parker has spoken of his delighted, having secured yet another new partner for the Kingstone Press Championship outfit, insisting confidence in the club’s commercial activity is continuing to grow.

“To have Divers Warehouse on board is massively pleasing, it is yet another sign of the ever-growing confidence in our brand,” he said.

“Divers Warehouse, very much like ourselves, are in the process of rebuilding and remerging as an industry leader in their field and we are delighted to be working alongside them in their efforts.”

Michelle Hedley is the managing director of Divers Warehouse and she has described the deal as “groundbreaking”.

“We are thrilled to be working in partnership with the Bulls in what is a first for the diving industry.

“Working alongside local businesses is massively important to us as, in the past, we have struggled in business. Now we are working our way up and going from strength to strength – a lot like the club itself.

“We see this as a fantastic opportunity for us to grow as a business, backing the club’s efforts to make an immediate return to First:Utility Super League.”

On Saturday May 16, the Bulls will be working alongside Divers Warehouse as they host an open day from 3.00pm until 7.00pm.

Those attending will be able to enjoy free food and drink, ‘try dives’ and a bouncy castle.

Members of James Lowes’ first-team squad will be present throughout the course of the afternoon.

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