16th August 2014

BRADFORD BULLS are delighted to announce a pair of additions to the club's off-field team.

Former Bulls star Rob Parker, who spent six years with Bradford, winning three Super League titles, two World Club Challenge medals and a Challenge Cup, has been appointed as the club's new Commercial Manager.

Tom Naylor, meanwhile, is to take up the role of New Business Manager, working alongside Parker and Commercial Director Danny Potticary.

Having retired from the sport last year as a Leigh Centurion, Parker became General Manager of the Championship outfit.

However, he has opted to depart the Centurions in order to make an off-field comeback with the Bulls.

Thirty-two-year-old Parker said: “I am emotionally attached to Bradford because of the great years I spent here.

“I feel like I owe Bradford something and am indebted to them. It is about how I now repay that faith which has been shown in me.

“I understand rugby players, the fans and the sponsors. It is a role which is quite fitting for me and to be able to work with people and talk to them about rugby seems too good to be true.”

Naylor, aged 26, added: “My role at the club is to bring in new income streams and revenue.

“Although I am a Bradford fan, I am taking off the rose-tinted glasses because I know there is a lot of hard work to do.

“However much I love the club, my job is to bring business and revenue to the club first and foremost and bring a success to it.”

Potticary, who was unveiled as Commercial Director earlier this year, has spoken of his pride following the appointments.

The Londoner believes both Parker and Naylor will drive the club's income streams to a “whole new level”.

“I am extremely proud of the calibre of the people we have got coming on board,” explained Potticary.

“Tom is very hungry and Rob clearly has the love and passion of Bradford, which is wonderful to see.

“It feels to me, although I wasn’t at Bradford a decade ago, that there is that World Championship mentality coming back to the club.

“I would like to welcome these guys as my first signings.”