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Huddersfield Giants to boost Bradford Bulls hardship fund
Huddersfield will be increasing monies payable to the Bulls for the derby game on Sunday, August 19 over and above the standard ten per cent pre-sales only scheme that operates throughout Super league.
Not only will pre-sales be counted but also on-the-day income into the Bradford end of the John Smith’s Stadium on a sliding scale.
All monies generated will be passed over to the Bulls hardship fund, which is administered by club chaplain Warren Evans.
Giants managing director Richard Thewlis explained: “The Bulls had a unique pledge scheme whereby prices decreased as numbers increased a while back and we aim, in essence, to reverse that for this game.
“We will be increasing the monies payable to the Bulls hardship fund as the numbers of supporters increase.
“We are fortunate that in our modern John Smith’s Stadium we can easily identify these supporters from the away club by their presence in the stand behind the goals, which is served by stand-alone turnstiles.
“Thus any tickets purchased from our club for the John Smith’s Stand (the away end) or payment made on the day into that end will benefit the Bulls hardship fund as follows: “The first 500 will be at the usual 10 per cent, the second 500 will be at 20 per cent, the third 500 will be at 30 per cent and all sales over 1,500 will be at 40 per cent.”
Tickets can be purchased from the Huddersfield ticket office on 01484-484123 at £18 for adults (pre-match day), £12 for concessions and £5 for 12 to 16-year-olds, online at http://www.giantsrl.com/ or on the day itself the turnstiles will accept cash payments at the usual match day prices (£3 dearer than pre-match day price).
The Giants policy of all under-12s being free of charge remains in place and is applicable to all Bulls supporters.
Bulls chaplain Evans said: “I’m proud to accept the offer proposed by the Giants and am pleasantly encouraged by the support offered to the Bulls by the wider rugby league community, in this case specifically Huddersfield.
“I want to encourage all Bulls supporters to get along to what should be a cracking local derby. A good turnout will ensure vocal support for the team, a fantastic atmosphere and also help financially where the club needs it most.”