ACADEMY SIDES RETURN TO ACTION THIS WEEK

21 Apr 2015

LEIGH Beattie’s Bradford Bulls Under-16s will be looking to extend their unbeaten record when they take on fierce rivals Leeds Rhinos tomorrow evening, at Stanningley's Arthur Miller Stadium (7.00pm)

 

Victories over Featherstone Rovers, North East Academy and Midlands Academy preceded last Saturday’s win over Sheffield Eagles.

 

Saul Adshead grabbed a brace against the South Yorkshire side, with Matthew Storton, Dan Waite-Pullan, Cameron Scott, Joe Brown and Josh Collins also touching down in the 38-14 triumph.

 

You can read a full match report from the game by CLICKING HERE.

 

Meanwhile, the Under-19s will take on Cumbria Academy, entering on the back of an emphatic victory recorded last time out.

 

A stunning 40-point haul from Kieran Walpole – which included a quartet of tries and 12 conversions from as many attempts – helped secure a 72-22 rout for Diskin’s rising stars against North East Academy.

 

You can read a full match report from the game by CLICKING HERE

 

The Academy outfit will be looking to make it back-to-back wins on Sunday, at Whitehaven's Recreation Ground (12.00pm).

 

You can support the development of future Bradford Bulls stars by joining The Big One Lottery today!

 

Since its formation, the club's official lottery has raised in excess of £800,000 to support the Academy and it is continuing to do so today, with over 4,000 members on board.

 

For just £1 per week, you can win up to £100 EVERY SINGLE DAY!

 

For more information on how you can get involved, simply CLICK HERE or call a member of our on 08448 711 490.

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BULLS TO HOST LOCAL CUP FINALS

21 Apr 2015

BRADFORD Bulls are delighted to announce that the Provident Stadium, Odsal, is to play host to this weekend's Bradford Amateur Rugby League Finals Day.

 

On Saturday, from 1.30pm, top local amateur rugby league action – sponsored by Hudson Foster Financial Services of Ilkley – will be played our at the home of the Bulls, with Queensbury, West Bowling and Victoria Rangers all taking part.

 

Queensbury A will tackle Victoria Rangers A in the Hudson Foster Trophy final, at 1.30pm, with West Bowling battling Queensbury in the Jack Senior Memorial Final from 3.30pm.

 

Gates open at 1.00pm and admission is priced at £6 (adults) and £3 (students/concessions). Under-14s will be able to gain free admission, with car parking available at just £2.

 

Proceeds will be shared between participating clubs, in addition to fellow local sides Clayton, Odsal Sedbergh, Wibsey Warriors and Wyke.

 

A Bulls spokesperson said: “We are delighted to be welcoming the Bradford Finals Day back to the Provident Stadium, Odsal, for 2015.

 

“These clubs are the very fabric of rugby league in our city and we are looking forward to hosting two exciting cup finales.”

 

Organiser John Piercy added: “Most of these clubs have been at the heart of their local communities for decades, running both youth and senior teams.

 

“Wyke, for instance, were founded in 1892 and are possibly the oldest amateur club in existence anywhere in the world.

 

“Our finals have been played at Odsal for well over 50 years and we are delighted to be back this year.”

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CLUB OFFICIALS LAUNCH FULL INVESTIGATION

20 Apr 2015

CLUB officials have today launched a full investigation following damage sustained to vehicles during yesterday's Ladbrokes Challenge Cup clash between Bradford Bulls and Hull Kingston Rovers.

 

Three cars were broken into and damaged within the Richard Dunn Sports Centre car park, situated opposite the Provident Stadium, Odsal, and the Bulls are now appealing for witnesses and further information regarding the incidents.

 

The Bulls' stadium manager, Mark Leadbeater, has been in contact with West Yorkshire Police, Bradford Council and staff at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre seeking to obtain CCTV evidence.

 

The club will make every effort to support police inquiries in a bid to find those responsible.

 

The incidents took place between 3.20pm and 4.00pm on Sunday April 19.

 

Leadbeater said: “We are working closely with Bradford Council, Richard Dunn Sports Centre and West Yorkshire Police in order to get to the bottom of this.

 

“Since this morning we have been informed of similar incidents which have occurred recently, in local car parks throughout the area.

 

“However, we are now doing all we can to ensure the Richard Dunn Sports Centre car park remains an ideal, safe place for supporters to park their cars in on gamedays.

 

“Going forward, we will be significantly increasing the amount of security staff working within our car parks.

 

“Rest assured we will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to help find those responsible for the damage and in ensuring our car parks are fully secure in the future."

 

If you witnessed any of the incidents or have any information to add, please contact Mark Leadbeater via e-mail by CLICKING HERE.

 

The club will be making no further comment on the matter at this time.

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DOUBLE HEADER TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

20 Apr 2015

YOU can now secure special double-header tickets ahead of this weekend's Kingstone Press Championship battle with Doncaster.

 

Bradford Bulls take on the South Yorkshire strugglers from 2.00pm on Sunday, with Sheffield Eagles welcoming Halifax to the Keepmoat Stadium from 4.15pm.

 

And we are delighted to announce that you now enjoy both games for just £20 (adults), £16 (concessions), £16 (young adults) and £5 (juniors)!

 

If you have already secured your place for the Doncaster-Bradford clash but would prefer to watch both games, simply give us a call – on 08448 711 490 – and we will upgrade your ticket for just £5!

 

'Junior Swaps' are not available for the double-header but can still be secured for the Bulls' round-ten tie.

 

Return coach travel is also available for those wishing to watch just our game, priced at £15 for members of The 1863 Club and £18 for non-members.

 

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

 

To secure either single or double-header tickets today, simply CLICK HERE or, if you would like to exchange, upgrade, or book return coach travel, call 08448 711 490 (option 1) TODAY!

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LOWES: 'WE HAVE LEARNED A GREAT DEAL'

20 Apr 2015

HEAD coach James Lowes believes his side has learned a “great deal” from yesterday's Ladbrokes Challenge Cup battle with Hull Kingston Rovers.

 

The round-five contest provided Lowes' Bradford Bulls with their first taste of First:Utility Super League action in almost eight months.

 

But it resulted in a narrow defeat at the hands of Chris Chester's in-form Rovers, who are genuine play-off contenders in 2015.

 

With little more than a quarter of an hour remaining, however, the Bulls were two points clear of the top-flight club.

 

It took a mammoth late effort for the Robins to secure their place in the next round of the competition.

 

And boss Lowes was full of praise for his battling Bulls, insisting the contest will prove beneficial in the weeks and months ahead.

 

“The boys worked really hard and I was very pleased with what they served up, we played with a lot of pride,” said the Provident Stadium chief, who is sponsored in the memory of Joyce Dobby.

 

“Unfortunately, we offered a good team too many good opportunities and they took them. Hull KR were extremely clinical going forward and made us pay.

 

“We didn't exactly help ourselves at times, but I feel we have learned a great deal.

 

“The Rovers showed us the level we need to be performing at if we want to be a Super League side.

 

“The boys now have a much clearer picture of where we need to be and we can take a lot from our performance. We went toe-to-toe with them for the majority of the game.

 

“To be a top team you have to stay with them the duration. Come August and September we will be fully prepared for that.”

 

The Bulls return to action on Sunday afternoon, taking on winless Doncaster at the Keepmoat Stadium (kick-off 2.00pm).

 

Tickets for the round-ten Kingstone Press Championship tie are now available and can be purchased by CLICKING HERE or calling 08448 711 490 (option 1).

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