Bradford Bulls


20th August 2019, 16:30


WE are delighted to reveal the second batch of Scholarship stars to put pen-to-paper on professional deals with the club...

Jaden Barraclough, Jayden Wright, Marcus Green, Sam Arundel, Nehemiah Mensah and Jacob Beety will all feature in the new-look Under-18s under the stewardship of Leigh Beattie next term.

The aforementioned sextet have impressed in 2019 as Mark Dunning's side enjoyed a successful year - which ended with a stunning win over the previously undefeated Castleford Tigers.

Dunning has spoken of his delight at capturing the signatures of the players who have warranted the deals with their ‘work ethic’ and eagerness to improve.

“I am absolutely delighted – we have made offers to a large proportion of the squad, which is warranted with their work ethic and I am delighted this group have joined the first six and put pen to paper to continue their journey,” said Dunning.

“It is not about results as we keep saying, what we are trying to do is develop young players who will progress and subsequently that development will see them work towards the reserves and first team.

“That is how you measure yourselves on success but the more we can get through the ranks the better.

“We look to sign good people who fit into the environment here – this club is bigger than everyone and people have to fit into the ‘Bulls way’.

“We are very lucky to have signed this bunch and working with Leigh – who I know will grab his opportunity with both hands – we will look to take our Academy forward.

“We will look to keep progressing and we can produce good, young, quality players here and long may that continue.”

Player – Position – Amateur Club

Jaden Barraclough – Hooker – Hunslet Warriors

Jayden Wright – Back Row - Drighlington

Marcus Green - Prop – Hunslet Warriors 

Sam Arundel – Centre – Wetherby 

Nehemiah Mensah – Back Row / Prop – East Leeds 

Jacob Beety – Wing / Centre - Batley Boys