Bradford

  • Bradford's Odsal Odyssey

    The Bradford Bulls are hoping to be in a new stadium by the time applications are invited for the new Super League licences in 2011. With the backing of Bradford council and a range of partners, their Odsal ground is to be transformed into a Sports Village which will feature sports facilities as well as student accommodation.

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  • Bradford Bulls granted RFL membership

    The RFL Board of Directors has agreed to grant membership of the RFL to Bradford Bulls under the club’s new owners, Omar Khan and Gerry Sutcliffe MP. Membership was suspended earlier this year when the club went into administration. The club was accepted as a member of the RFL today after Mr Khan and Mr Sutcliffe provided all the information required for the governing body to complete its due diligence into their financial status. RFL Director of Standards and Licensing Blake Solly said: “Th...

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  • Bulls Latest: Super League Propose Purchase

    Super League (Europe) Ltd has taken action to secure the future of Bradford Bulls by tabling an offer to purchase the club from the official administrator on behalf of the Super League clubs. SLE Chairman Nigel Wood said: “This saga has gone on for far too long and we are of the view that direct positive action is required to safeguard the future of Bradford Bulls. Under the ownership of SLE, we can plot a course for Bradford Bulls which is in the best interests of the club, the competition an...

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  • "Claims Have No Substance" Say Bulls

    Bradford Bulls maintain there is 'no substance' to 47 individual claims which have been launched against them by former players and staff employed before the company’s liquidation in January. It has been reported that 47 separate cases will be brought against the Rugby Football League, Bradford Bulls Northern Limited – the holding company of the Bulls when they were placed into liquidation – and the new company that replaced them, Bradford Bulls 2017 Limited. Cases will be heard at an empl...

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  • Bulls Bid Rejected By Administrator

    A bid to buy the Bradford Bulls has been rejected by the administrator, the Bradford Telegraph & Argus has reported. A deal was expected to be done on December 23 but the negotiations have dragged on over Christmas. The local newspaper now understands the bid has finally been rejected by joint administrator Gary Pettit, despite the Rugby Football League giving it its backing. The future of the beleaguered club, which has been in administration since November 15, appears once again to be unce...

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  • RL Museum To Open In Bradford In 2020

    The new National Rugby League Museum will be based in Bradford housing the collection of RL charity Rugby League Cares and the RL Hall of Fame. The museum is scheduled to open in August 2020 to mark Rugby League’s 125-year anniversary and will take pride of place within Bradford City Hall opposite City Park, a multi-award winning public space which is home to the UK’s largest urban water feature. Bradford was selected as the home of Rugby League’s first ever National Museum following an ex...

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  • Khan Slams Clubs For Taking Bradford’s TV Money

    Bradford owner Omar Khan has condemned his club's Super League rivals for pocketing the television income forfeited by the Bulls, according to Mail Online. The Bulls agreed to forgo this year's Sky TV revenue as part of the deal to enable them to keep their place in Super League on a 12-month provisional license, after coming out of administration towards the end of last season. Khan, a Bradford restaurant owner, and local MP Gerry Sutcliffe brought the club back from the brink of bankruptcy wit...

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  • Tecmark Become Bulls' Digital Partner

    Manchester-based digital marketing agency Tecmark has agreed a deal to become the official digital partner of three-time rugby league World Club champions Bradford Bulls. The agreement, which has seen the redesign and launch of a new Bulls website using Tecmark’s Sportbox and Miribase platforms, is part of Tecmark’s growing association with rugby league. Tecmark will also provide Bradford with ongoing digital advice and support, as well as sponsoring the club and developing relationships wit...

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  • RFL Fail In Appeal Against Bradford 39

    A seven-day employment tribunal has now been scheduled in Leeds in January after the RFL’s attempt to have the cases of 39 current and former players and staff of Bradford Bulls thrown out has been dismissed. A total of 46 current and former players and staff have made claims regarding wages, holiday pay, notice pay, and potential statutory redundancy payments after the holding company Bradford Bulls Northern Ltd went into liquidation in November last year and a new company, Bradford Bulls 201...

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  • RFL Buy Bradford's Odsal Stadium

    The Rugby Football League (RFL) have agreed a deal that will see the governing body add Odsal Stadium, the home of Bradford Bulls to its property portfolio. The RFL has paid an undisclosed sum in an arrangement that will allow Bradford Bulls to remain at their spiritual home as tenants. RFL chairman Richard Lewis said the move would bring security to Odsal, which has recently been the subject of predatory approaches. “This arrangement is absolutely the right thing to do because it safeguards...

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