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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O'BRIEN INTENT ON LAYING DOWN A MARKER

22 Apr 2015

IN-FORM hooker Adam O’Brien says he and his fellow Bradford Bulls will take the positives from their Ladbrokes Challenge Cup battle into Sunday’s game against Doncaster, with James Lowes’ men eyeing a ninth-straight Kingstone Press Championship triumph.

The 21-year-old provided a man-of-the-match last weekend, touching down for his seventh try of the season – the game’s first score.

The Bulls learned valuable lessons in their defeat at the hands of Hull Kingston Rovers, according to youngster O’Brien, who is sponsored by the Monro Family.

And it is now a case of maintaining a similar level of performance, while raising the bar week upon week.

“I feel as though we upped our levels against Hull KR, we had been struggling for an 80-minute performance but stayed in there, last weekend, against a top team,” said O’Brien. 

“We set our goals at the beginning of the year, with a view to heading into ‘The Super8s’ in great form. We will now be working hard to keep it up.

“Our eyes are now fixed on the league and continuing our good run of form against Doncaster.

“It will be a tough game, they will be looking to cause an upset, but we are working hard and head in there with plenty of confidence.

“We need to show that our performance from last weekend was not a one-off. We feel we can lay down a marker and it starts here.

“Just two points behind Leigh, we realise we have a real opportunity to apply some pressure heading into the second half of the season.”

Tickets for Sunday’s game are still available and can be purchased by CLICKING HERE or calling a member of our team on 08448 711 490 during normal opening hours.

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