THE Bulls insist they have still not been given a full explanation about why their application to continue to run an academy has been rejected.

The club this afternoon issued a statement saying they are “reserving their position to use all options to reverse this apparently incomprehensible conclusion.”

It read: “A central principle of the Bulls is that we provide employment, training and career opportunities for the people, particularly the young people, of Bradford.

“Our commitment to continuing to run a scholarship system and Academy team, remains 100 per cent intact.

“We will be engaging with local parents, clubs, businesses and other interested parties this week when we have more actual information.

“We do not believe that young Bradfordians should be made to catch the bus to Headingley or Huddersfield if they want to pursue an elite rugby league career.”