Bulls begin campaign to return to city
Ahead of the next rugby league season, the Bradford Bulls are getting into condition to keep the sport in the city long-term.
A ‘Bring Bulls Back to Bradford’ campaign (#BBBB) been launched to help ensure that the club’s departure from the city is only temporary. The campaign also includes a petition, set up by local MP, Judith Cummins. The team will play its 2020 ‘home’ fixtures at Dewsbury Rams while discussions continue over the future of Odsal.
Judith has met with various stakeholders, including Bradford Council, and is fully behind the campaign. “There is a willingness from all sides to get the Bulls playing back in Bradford. The petition says loudly and clearly that Bulls fans want our team back in Bradford as soon as possible. The fact that we have got so many signatures so quickly shows the Council and the RFL how important this matter is to the people of Bradford. We want our team back.”
The petition currently has more than 3,000 signatures, meaning it will be debated at Bradford Council’s next Full Council meeting in January.
The petition can be found at https://www.change.org/p/bradford-council-bring-the-bulls-back?use_react=false
A club spokesman added:
“Bradford needs a progressive and sustainable Rugby League club. The evidence is there for that, be it the strength of the district’s community game, the thousands of kids that the Bulls Foundation engages with annually or the constant stream of talent that these pathways deliver to our Scholarship and Academy programmes. Rugby League is at the very heart of Bradford’s sporting scene.”
For more information about the campaign, or to get involved, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07918 626837.