Bradford Bulls chief Kate Hardcastle assembling volunteer task force

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Kate Hardcastle has innovative plans for the club Kate Hardcastle has innovative plans for the club

Kate Hardcastle is to form a ‘Dream 13’ – a panel of fans and business brains who will work with the award-winning businesswoman to drive the Bulls forward.

Hardcastle came on board last month as a non-executive director and will devote 20 days of her time over the next 12 months to boost the club’s brand and fanbase.

She attended last weekend’s opening-day win over Wakefield and has quickly hit the ground running off the field – starting with the formation of a 13-strong team of volunteers.

Hardcastle said: “I’m going to be trying very different things that might not only be new to Bradford Bulls but also new to rugby league, so I want a bit of a testing panel.

“I’m looking for volunteers who have a standing in the community because of something they have achieved with their families, as parents or through business.

“I want people from the Bradford Bulls family because fans have to be a strong part of this team.

“But I’m also looking for people who maybe haven’t been involved in the sport and would be interested in coming to watch a match for the first time.

“Therefore we get an outsider’s view as well because we want to increase attendances and introduce new people to the sport.

“We will meet regularly, keep in touch and just bounce ideas off each other.

“The panel are going to be able to make sure that together we are creating a good legacy for the club going forward.”

Hardcastle watched on in delight from the Coral Stand as Francis Cummins’ men reduced Wakefield to rubble last weekend.

She added: “It was a brilliant performance and the energy of the fans was fantastic too.

“Lots of people tweeted me loads of ideas and we’re going to try and do as much as we can. These are exciting times at the Bulls.”

To contact Hardcastle with ideas, e-mail her at contact@insightwithpassion.co.uk.

Cummins yesterday named an unchanged 19-man squad for tomorrow’s trip to Hull, with Nick Scruton set to be passed fit despite being poked in the eye against Wakefield.

Rookie full back Curtis Naughton will spend between six and eight weeks on the sidelines after an operation on his knee.

The Bulls will continue to assess the options open to Adrian Purtell as he edges closer to a return to action.

Purtell’s visa as an overseas quota player does not allow him to play for any other club than Bradford, meaning he cannot gain match fitness at Dewsbury.

Leeds props Kylie Leuluai and Richard Moore are the latest players to be dual registered with Hunslet Hawks.

Leuluai can play for the Championship club because he became a UK resident in 2009.

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8:21am Thu 7 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

Is that day 1 done Kate ?
Well done
Is that day 1 done Kate ? Well done wembley bound

8:36am Thu 7 Feb 13

bully4us says...

Do not respond to idiots if the T and A continue to allow them on here!
Do not respond to idiots if the T and A continue to allow them on here! bully4us

8:54am Thu 7 Feb 13

nosher says...

ignore it
ignore it nosher

10:48am Thu 7 Feb 13

Sheffieldbull says...

Its difficult not to be impressed with developments at the Bulls since OK took control.

Quality individuals like Kate Hardcastle along with genuine fans building on solid foundations, has to give even the most cynical supporter reason for optimism. It will be a long haul back to where we once were, but with hard work everywhere, theres no reason why we cannot all enjoy the journey. COYBs!
Its difficult not to be impressed with developments at the Bulls since OK took control. Quality individuals like Kate Hardcastle along with genuine fans building on solid foundations, has to give even the most cynical supporter reason for optimism. It will be a long haul back to where we once were, but with hard work everywhere, theres no reason why we cannot all enjoy the journey. COYBs! Sheffieldbull

11:08am Thu 7 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

Just for those like the second west mob along with viking and sheff.
Enjoy


http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=qaeyfoeV_
34
Just for those like the second west mob along with viking and sheff. Enjoy http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=qaeyfoeV_ 34 wembley bound

11:48am Thu 7 Feb 13

nosher says...

yawn
yawn nosher

12:13pm Thu 7 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

put up or shut up nosher
put up or shut up nosher wembley bound

12:53pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Bone_idle18 says...

wembley bound wrote:
put up or shut up nosher
You're about as much use as George Galloway!
[quote][p][bold]wembley bound[/bold] wrote: put up or shut up nosher[/p][/quote]You're about as much use as George Galloway! Bone_idle18

1:49pm Thu 7 Feb 13

theviking62 says...

Egg Bound, have you got your ticket for Wembley, just thought I'd ask, as you keep carping on about going. You put up or shut up.

The new management team at Odsal, seem to have everything under control. Moving in the right direction.

Looking forward to tomorrow and Hull, Bulls by 6. Anymore tipping the score.
Egg Bound, have you got your ticket for Wembley, just thought I'd ask, as you keep carping on about going. You put up or shut up. The new management team at Odsal, seem to have everything under control. Moving in the right direction. Looking forward to tomorrow and Hull, Bulls by 6. Anymore tipping the score. theviking62

2:02pm Thu 7 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

Hull by 20

Of course I have my Wembley ticket, Did you copy and paste my you tube link into your browser Viking
Hull by 20 Of course I have my Wembley ticket, Did you copy and paste my you tube link into your browser Viking wembley bound

2:05pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Parz says...

theviking62 wrote:
Egg Bound, have you got your ticket for Wembley, just thought I'd ask, as you keep carping on about going. You put up or shut up. The new management team at Odsal, seem to have everything under control. Moving in the right direction. Looking forward to tomorrow and Hull, Bulls by 6. Anymore tipping the score.
I think you're about on the money. Here's hoping we carry on our form, but I can't imagine Hull will be anywhere like as poor as they were against Leeds. I'll go Bull's by 10, just to be different, but I wouldn't be surprised if you're right.
[quote][p][bold]theviking62[/bold] wrote: Egg Bound, have you got your ticket for Wembley, just thought I'd ask, as you keep carping on about going. You put up or shut up. The new management team at Odsal, seem to have everything under control. Moving in the right direction. Looking forward to tomorrow and Hull, Bulls by 6. Anymore tipping the score.[/p][/quote]I think you're about on the money. Here's hoping we carry on our form, but I can't imagine Hull will be anywhere like as poor as they were against Leeds. I'll go Bull's by 10, just to be different, but I wouldn't be surprised if you're right. Parz

2:38pm Thu 7 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

She is never right
She is never right wembley bound

4:06pm Thu 7 Feb 13

BD16 says...

wembley bound wrote:
Just for those like the second west mob along with viking and sheff. Enjoy http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=qaeyfoeV_ 34
Don't be an idiot. I'm a City fan through and through but I always keep an eye out for the Bulls and hope they do well. Sadly, people like you can be found at both VP and Odsal.
[quote][p][bold]wembley bound[/bold] wrote: Just for those like the second west mob along with viking and sheff. Enjoy http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=qaeyfoeV_ 34[/p][/quote]Don't be an idiot. I'm a City fan through and through but I always keep an eye out for the Bulls and hope they do well. Sadly, people like you can be found at both VP and Odsal. BD16

5:37pm Thu 7 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

Keep your big nose out Noshers apprentice
Keep your big nose out Noshers apprentice wembley bound

7:36pm Thu 7 Feb 13

nosher says...

Ignore it guys. If nobody responds he may take the hint and crawl away lol
Ignore it guys. If nobody responds he may take the hint and crawl away lol nosher

9:49pm Thu 7 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

LOL ? Are you a teenage girl Nosher ?
lollolololololololol
olololololololololol
ololol
LOL ? Are you a teenage girl Nosher ? lollolololololololol olololololololololol ololol wembley bound

11:00pm Thu 7 Feb 13

fraternise says...

wembley bound wrote:
LOL ? Are you a teenage girl Nosher ?
lollolololololololol

olololololololololol

ololol
Are some kind of adolescent or an extreme juvenile idiot? ...Or maybe that's the binary code for morons.
Just go away. You are making me and every one else sick to the stomach with your constant and inane bum searing posts.
[quote][p][bold]wembley bound[/bold] wrote: LOL ? Are you a teenage girl Nosher ? lollolololololololol olololololololololol ololol[/p][/quote]Are some kind of adolescent or an extreme juvenile idiot? ...Or maybe that's the binary code for morons. Just go away. You are making me and every one else sick to the stomach with your constant and inane bum searing posts. fraternise

9:49pm Sun 10 Feb 13

alfucham says...

Well judging by the responses to Kates appeal on here she is certainly going to find it tough.
Well judging by the responses to Kates appeal on here she is certainly going to find it tough. alfucham

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