ELLIOT Hall officially joined Bradford Bulls as a player last month, but bizarrely, he was already there long before that.

That is because, in a unique twist, the full-back has been at Bradford since July, working as their marketing and media assistant.

He was therefore technically a club employee when his try for Batley essentially knocked Bulls out of the Championship play-offs, and it also means he will be helping John Kear's side off the pitch, as well as on it, in 2022 and beyond.

Hall said: "I'm really enjoying my role in the marketing department here.

"One of my biggest priorities at the moment is to push season ticket sales, as well as trying to work with the supporters to understand why some have maybe become disengaged with the club in recent years and tap into that lost fanbase.

"I know there's been issues here in the past, but we're all on the same page in the office, in wanting to get Bulls back into Super League.

"It's interesting to be involved in conversations at executive level and to get a widespread look at what goes on behind the scenes.

"It's good for me to have to that dual aim at Bulls, as I want to perform on the pitch while helping the club off it too."

He was able to separate his job and his rugby league career between July and October though, explaining: "Obviously I was here working when Bradford played Batley in the play-offs.

"But I'd just finished university and all my studying and it was a case of working out what was next.

"I wanted to work for an organisation like Bulls, but I was able to keep my work and play separate, and I gave 100 per cent in both roles."