BRADFORD Bulls have been keeping youngsters entertained this week, and hope to offer the same excitement to those attending their fixtures this weekend.

Summer camps, stock cars and home games galore have all been/are on the agenda this week, as the season draws ever nearer to its conclusion.

And in his column for the T&A, Bulls chief executive officer Jason Hirst reflects on a manic week.

Read what he has to say below:

As usual, it’s a busy week for the Bradford Bulls and Odsal Stadium, both in terms of action and planning.

As well as our ongoing recruitment and retention process, that head coach, Mark Dunning talks about in a separate T&A article, the Bradford Bulls Foundation have been hosting a Kids Summer Camp.

Across the four days it’s been held, around 150 children attended and enjoyed a whole host of fun, including rugby league games and bouncy castles.

Additionally, a Dance Camp was held over two days, with about 50 participants, once again having a great time.

As I pen this article, we are preparing for Friday night’s home reserves fixture v Hull FC.

Saturday night then sees the stadium hosting a stock cars event, with gates opening at 2:30pm, ahead of the first race at 5pm.

It’s then back to more rugby league action on Sunday, with a men’s and women’s double header.

The first team kick off against Workington Town at 3pm, with the women hosting Wakefield Ladies at 5:15pm.

West Craven Warriors will also be in attendance, as part of our hugely supportive and popular Community Club Takeover Day.

With the sun due to be shining on Sunday, the gates open at 2pm, so please show your support by getting to the ground nice and early to take advantage of a whole host of family activities and promotions, including live music, outside the Touchdown Bar at 2:15pm.

Mascots Bull Man and Bull Boy will be giving out freebies and Andy’s Man Club will also be in attendance.

There’s also a reduction in draft beer prices, between 2-3pm, with draft lager only £3.50 a pint on the outside concourses.

Finally, half-time during the first team game sees an internal Bradford Bulls Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) exhibition match taking place on the pitch, ahead of Odsal’s first PDRL festival, which takes place next Saturday, on August 13.

As well as the Bulls, Castleford, Wakefield, Leeds, Wigan and Warrington will all be competing in the festival, with gates opening at 9:30am, with free admission.

The first game next weekend between Castleford and Wigan kicks off at 10am, with subsequent games kicking off at half-hourly intervals until 1:30pm.

The two Bulls fixtures, against Castleford and Wigan, kick off at 11am and midday respectively.

The Concourse bar will be open throughout the festival, serving drinks and snacks, so please make a note in your diaries to come down and support all the teams.

I know that our Bulls side are hugely excited to be playing on the hallowed Odsal turf and would really appreciate playing in front of as many of you as possible.

I’d like to publicly thank everyone from the club and the Bradford Bulls Foundation, as well as our ever loyal band of volunteers, for their tireless efforts in making all of the above possible.