A SPORTS club based in Bradford is marking its success over the last decade with the addition of two new celebrity ambassadors who have pledged to bring ‘Super League tactics’ to local rugby.

Volunteers at the Birkenshaw Blue Dogs Rugby League Club, which plays out of the site run by East Bierley Community Sports Association in East Bierley, have been joined by professional ruby players Liam Kirk of Oldham RLFC and Leeds Rhinos’ Chev Walker.

The club’s junior section reformed in 2009 and has seen around 200 children through its doors in the last decade. The club now delivers around 400 hours of exercise to members each week, playing an instrumental role in the community’s health and wellbeing.

Paul Vary, public relations officer for Birkenshaw Blue Dogs, said: “Liam and Chev will bring a professional insight to the club’s efforts to generate future Super League stars and also benefit the community, game players and volunteers. It’s the beginning of an exciting new era for the Birkenshaw Blue Dogs.

Chev added: “We’ll be supporting the club in any way we can to ensure it continues to provide a great source of exercise, sportsmanship and community spirit. We will also be introducing some of the physical and mental tactics we use in training in the Super League.”