12 Oct 2015
ADAM O’Brien has spoken of his delight after taking home three major honours at the Bulls’ End of Season Ball on Saturday night.
The 22-year-old left the Provident Stadium with the Players’ Player of the Year, 1863 Members’ Player of the Year and Telegraph & Argus Player of the Year awards – three of the four first-team prizes up for grabs.
Receiving the trio of awards caps off what has been an excellent year for the exciting young hooker.
The Academy graduate played in all but one of the Bulls’ games in 2015 and played a starring role as James Lowes’ men went within one win of a return to First Utility Super League.
“I am over the moon,” said O’Brien, who is sponsored by the Monro Family.
“I was nominated with some class players and to come out with three of the four trophies is a massive achievement for me.
“To receive awards from the fans, the players, and the press as well, gives me a huge confidence boost headed into next season.”
Despite the Bulls’ charge falling at the final hurdle this year, O’Brien is confident that he and his teammates can go one step further in 2016.
“We have got a good squad and hopefully we can push on next year,” added the Halifax-born star.
“We got to the Million Pound Game and missed out in the last couple of minutes.
“We know we can do it with this squad and we will crack on next year.”
11 Oct 2015
ADAM O’Brien picked up three player of the year awards at the Bulls’ End of Season Ball at the Provident Stadium on Saturday night.
The Academy graduate was named Players’ Player of the Year, 1863 Members’ Player of the Year and Telegraph & Argus Player of the Year, following another fine season for the exciting hooker.
The 22-year-old missed just one game in 2015 and scored a career-best nine tries as the Bulls came within one game of a return to Super League.
Another former Academy star, Danny Addy, received the Coach’s Player of the Year prize.
The 24-year-old loose-forward spent a large part of the season in the halves, following injuries to Lee Gaskell and Harry Siejka, and played a key role in keeping James Lowes’ men’s promotion push on track.
Elsewhere, Vila Halafihi was named Foundation Player of the Year in recognition of his efforts working alongside the club’s charity.
In the Academy, Brandon Pickersgill was named Under-19s Player of the Year.
The talented full-back played a starring role for Matt Diskin’s side, who finished the season with five wins from their final seven games.
Zac Baker and James Bentley picked up the Most Improved and Coach’s Player of the Year honours, respectively.
Joe Brown took the Player of the Year prize for Leigh Beattie’s successful Under-16s side.
The full-back scored 14 tries as the young Bulls charged to seven wins from their eight outings in 2015.
Elsewhere, Paul Fisher was named Clubperson of the Year for all of his efforts during the season.
To end the night, club legend Keith Mumby was inducted into the Bradford Bulls Hall of Fame.
The full-back made close to 600 appearances for the club between 1973 and 1993 and was inducted by his former coach Peter Fox, who entered the Hall of Fame at last year’s End of Season Ball.
10 Oct 2015
BRADFORD Bulls are delighted to announce the launch of an exciting new partnership with tastecard, giving even more to our 1863 Members in 2016.
That’s right, the FIRST 300 supporters to become 2016 members will receive a tastecard which includes all of the benefits of a 'tastecard+' (RRP £104.98), providing a whole host in incredible discounts and offers at restaurants across the country, on us!
With your official Bradford Bulls tastecard, you will be able to dine and SAVE at the likes of Pizza Express, Zizzi, Tiger Tiger, Real China Buffet, various hotel restaurants and much, much more.
This special 1863 Membership tastecard offer is only available to those purchasing young adult, concession or adult season passes, including Premier Club, Provident Stand and Northerner – as users must be 18 or over.
Upon purchasing your new membership, providing you are one of the first 300 to do so ahead of the 2016 campaign, you will be granted a unique tastecard redemption code, allowing you to join immediately.
Within seven working days, your tastecard will be posted to you and you will then be able to start making the most of this fantastic new, member-only product!
So what are you waiting for? CLICK HERE and find out how you can become an 1863 Member TODAY!
09 Oct 2015
TODAY sees the launch of 2016 Memberships and you can join from as little as £25!
WE DON’T QUIT – and, with our all-new Basic and Flexi packages, we are giving you full control of how your membership works next season.
As a Basic 1863 Member, you will be able to enjoy all of the benefits on offer to regular members.
And as a Flexi 1863 Member, you will be able to select three regular-season 2016 games of your choice (excludes Super 8s), in addition to making the most of all of the fantastic member-only benefits available.
The club is continuing to offer full and complete deals too, with Premier Club, Provident Stand and Northerner memberships also available – from as little as £230 (based on adult pricing).
All prices have been FROZEN for 12 months and full memberships allow supporters to enjoy up to 15 games, including ALL home Kingstone Press Championship and Super 8s fixtures.
Those joining our 1863 Membership scheme, in addition to those renewing for 2016, will receive a fantastic membership pack, which will include an exclusive 2016 members cap, a lanyard, bumper stick, a special discount voucher – for use against the club’s new replica shirts – and, of course, your fresh-look membership card!
You can make HUGE savings as a member, with adult ticking pricing working out at less than £15 per month (based on Northern Membership).
With ground admission remaining the same in 2016, the incredible value of membership simply cannot be ignored.
Members get EVERYTHING first with the Bradford Bulls. Once you have joined up, or simply renewed, you will be entitled to gain EXCLUSIVE member-only emails – sent direct to you, providing the club’s latest news and information.
You will hear FIRST of new signings, injury news and much, much more!
Members will gain invaluable voting rights, meaning you can shape the future of YOUR club and you will be invited to a whole host of member-only events, in addition to gaining fantastic pre-sale opportunities throughout the course of the season.
There will be up to 50% discount available on Summer Bash tickets and you will be granted access to member-only areas of the Provident Stadium, while making the most of exclusive, one-off retail discounts and offers.
PLEASE NOTE: For at least the next SEVEN days we will be unable to process credit and debit card payments for 1863 Memberships. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will update all supporters on this matter as soon as possible.
For more information on any of the above, simply CLICK HERE to be taken to the membership area of our website.
This year's seat renewal deadline for the Provident Stand, allowing you to secure the same seat for 2016, has been set at 11.59pm on Friday October 30.
09 Oct 2015
THE latest BIG ONE Lottery draw has been made and we are delighted to announce the latest list of winners.
Holdsworth (4931), J Lightowler (2002), M Gallagher (607), J White (4178), M Harrison (2423), K Missett (9423), P Simpson (1095), A White (1352), D Little (1412) and C Copley (1583) have each bagged £5 cash prizes.
D Atkins (3326), T Addy (4434), W Hunter (6527), N Bolton (11789), J Smith (2145) have won £100 cash prizes, while agent M B Woodside will enjoy a meal at Cue Gardens.
C Brook (1871), I Garland (3165), S Metcalfe (1459), R Parkinson (1501), A Hollaway (2249), J Lancaster (4087), E Brook (2543), K Kitchingman (4425) and J Peel (2162) will all enjoy meals at a host of different venues.
J Dixon (133) will enjoy FOUR free pints at The Top House C Denison (8689) and P Thompson (5996) will do the same at The White Swan and The Market Tavern.
There is no Jackpot Winner this week, meaning the £850 prize rolls over to NEXT WEEK making it a whopping £950!
Numbers Drawn – 4. 21. 23. 26
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!