The Race Night staged by BullBuilder, the supporters trust, at Odsal last Wednesday has been hailed as a runaway success with over 130 people in attendance.
Bulls owner Marc Green, managing director Steve Ferres and chief executive Robbie Hunter-Paul were joined by first-team players Nathan Conroy, Adam Henry, Jay Pitts and Adrian Purtell.
Academy coach Richard Tunningley and his entire Under-19 squad were also in attendance along with former Bulls’ stalwart Paul Medley, now the RFL’s National Player Development Manager.
BullBuilder chairman Mike Farren said: “Events like these are important for raising funds, but it’s at least as important for us to bring fans, players and officials together to help them all feel that they belong to the Bulls’ family and that they have a role to play in turning around the fortunes of the club.”
As well as the excitement of the racing, the audience enjoyed a delicious buffet from the award-winning Deeva Restaurant – all included in the bargain price of the £5 entry fee.
“It was a really good night: very professionally organised,” said BullBuilder member Mark Beardall.
“The food was fantastic value.”
His sentiments were echoed by the Bulls’ chairman Green, who tweeted: “Enjoyed my first ever BullBuilder event. Professionally put together & delivered. More people should get behind the work they do.”
Likewise, season ticket holder Bob Burton said: “It was a great event.
“It was good to see so many people here in such a good cause. It will be even better if we could get more next time!”
The good cause is raising money to support the recruitment, retention and development of young players at Bradford Bulls.
News was also announced on the evening that Medley agreed to become a BullBuilder Patron, joining Simon Foster, Mick and Megan Potter and Duncan Preston, who had already endorsed the work being done by BullBuilder to support young players at the club.
Farren added: “As well as being one of the Bulls’ playing greats, Paul was a crucial part of the youth set-up at the club for many years.
“He helped shape several generations of Bulls products and was massively supportive of BullBuilder in our time working together. It’s a real boost to have his continued support now!”
You can join or re-join BullBuilder, and enjoy even more of their fun events by visiting the trust’s website at http://www.bullbuilder.co.uk/.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Bradford Rugby League Supporters Society Ltd, Suite 2 Buttershaw Works, Buttershaw Lane, Bradford, BD6 2DD.