SUNDAY sees Bradford Bulls hold its emergency services day celebration as the club continues to forge strong links in and among the community and its Service personnel.

Bradford Bulls, alongside the Foundation, work with neighbourhood police officers to offer kids across the district a route into sport and education.

Sunday is the latest link-up between the club and the Police service, with the club regularly engaging with the force to provide presentations for its Academy sides.

Police horses, exhibition vans, specialist operations vehicles, and various Services equipment will be positioned on the concourse for supporters attending the final-ever Odsal fixture to gain an insight into the life of an emergency services officer.

“The Bradford Bulls have always had strong links to the community and policing due to ex-players such as Brian Noble and Jon Hamer,” said Marc Adams, chief inspector of operations (Bradford).

“We know the club are keen to continue that work despite the temporary re-location to Dewsbury.

“The Bradford Bulls Foundation do excellent work in the community alongside our local neighbourhood policing inspector Carl O’Brien and there is a real focus on early intervention.

“Sunday is a fantastic opportunity for the Police and Emergency Services to link in with supporters and followers of both clubs and also offer a pathway into service through our recruitment programme.

“We would encourage people to come down to watch the Great Britain Police team against the Prison Service in the curtain-raiser and find out an insight into the daily life of a police officer.

“We would like to thank the Bradford Bulls and the Foundation for putting on this excellent Emergency Services event and we look forward to an entertaining and engaging day.”

Russ MacFarlane, Bulls’ general manager, said: “The Emergency Services do some great work across Bradford and Sunday is all about celebrating the work they do.

“There will be a number of vehicles positioned in and around the ground and staff for people to interact with and we have the curtain raiser-between the Police and Prison Service which kicks off at 12.30pm.

“We are proud to be able to hold an event which enables us to give them something back and I hope everyone gets down and shows their support.”