BRADFORD Dudley Hill may have been relegated from Kingstone Press National Conference League Division One, but life member Andy Harland is determined that that is the only indignity that they will suffer this year.

Rumours that the club are about to go under have been strongly denied by the former club secretary.

Harland said: “That is not going to happen under my watch.

“We have been in disarray for 18 months and have lost a few volunteers. People come in to help and then, after a few months, they go.

“We struggled all season as we got promoted by a fluke really from fourth place but we lost our half-backs injured, and if you lose your half-backs then you lose your team, and we didn’t have enough quality players to stay up.

“We have been relegated and we have two games left, which we will get through fairly painlessly as we want to get to the end of the season.

“Then we will reassess and look to next season, but we will be all right for players.

“If we get promoted, great, if we don’t we can survive in Division Two, and we have the matches against West Bowling to look forward to.”

Matters off the pitch may be more difficult to solve, such as the long-standing brewery loan from Theakston’s or finding enough people to be on the committee or to coach teams.

Harland said: “I think we will lose our coach Anthony Huby, who was a bit reluctant to do it in the first place, but we only need three of four committee people to get us through the next three months or the close season, such as club chairman Brent Broadbent and treasurer Samantha Williams, as there is not much happening. Then we will need volunteers.

“As for the junior set-up, we only have two teams, and I think that one of those will fold.”

Former Hill chairman Jason Hoyland said: “We are lacking everything, and are part of the sad demise of amateur rugby league in Bradford.”