BRADFORD Bulls have said they are "extremely saddened" to learn of the passing of former club president Colin Tordoff.

Tordoff was a key figure during the club's trophy-laden start to the 2000s, which included three Super League titles, three World Club Challenge wins, two Challenge Cup successes and an incredible treble in 2003.

He then joined the board as a director in 2006, having provided backing to the Bulls throughout his time with the club.

He was a great benefactor for the club and wrote off loans and debts during his time there. Up until he became ill last year, he still attended games and was an avid supporter of the Bulls.

Football manager Stuart Duffy, who has been with the Bulls since 1998, paid an emotional tribute to Tordoff, saying: “Colin was a tremendous person to have at the club.

“He was enthusiastic about all aspects of the club and was involved in the marketing and community side, as well as his duties as a board member.

“Together with Rowland Agar and Jack Bates, Colin regularly attended Academy games, both home and away, and he was a great advocate of the Bulls Academy, which he financially supported.

“He was a great friend to many people and he will be missed by everyone at the Bulls.”

Bulls said that their thoughts and condolences with are Tordoff's family and friends at this extremely difficult time.