THROUGHOUT the year, local community clubs are being invited down to Bulls' Tong training facility for sessions with the club's coaching staff - providing them with tips and expertise to take back to their training.

Clubs such as Drighlington ARLFC, who produced the likes of Ross Oakes, West Bowling, whom Rowan Milnes represented in his junior days, and Dudley Hill, where George Flanagan developed, have all provided Bulls players of the future.

Young age groups from each of the 12 community clubs in partnership with Bulls are invited down for mat and conditioning sessions as well as guidance from academy and scholarship coach Alex Stephens.

The sessions represent the latest efforts from the club - in conjunction with the Bradford Bulls Foundation - to build closer connections with the local community and help improve junior engagement within rugby league.

Each community club has been assigned two ambassadors from John Kear's first-team, who will offer their guidance throughout the year and appear at select training sessions.


The first block of England Talent Pathway’s began recently – with a host of Bradford Bulls stars in attendance.

Joe Brown, Sam Hallas, Rowan Milnes, Ross Oakes, Brandon Pickersgill were all in attendance at Horsfall Playing Fields for the hour-long session.

The four-week block at Horsfall offers Under-12s, 13s and 14s the opportunity to learn from the best in Bradford and receive invitations to Bradford Bulls games.

Bradford Bulls vice-captain Sam Hallas led a specific skills session to those in attendance, with a further two blocks of four weeks taking place throughout the summer.