Bradford Bulls have confirmed their first fixture of pre-season.

They will face Halifax Panthers at Odsal Stadium on Sunday, December 24 in Eamon O’Carroll’s first game in charge, with the derby clash getting underway at midday.

The two sides will face off in the ‘Christmas Challenge’ with two new head coaches at the helm, as Liam Finn is now in charge at the Shay instead of Simon Grix.

It will be the Bulls’ first outing since a Betfred Championship play-off semi-final appearance at the end of the 2023 season, giving supporters the opportunity to see the likes of Dan Smith, John Davies and Mitch Souter don the red, amber and black for the first time.

Tickets are priced at £15 for adults/concessions (18+), with juniors (0-17) costing £2. 

Adult/concession prices will rise on the gate to £18.

You can also enjoy hospitality for a two-course brunch for £32.

Book now to get a first glimpse at the Class of 2024 as they renew rivalries with the Panthers to bring in the festive season. 

Click here to book online – alternatively, call the club on 0333 323 5075 or visit the team shop at Odsal Stadium.

Further pre-season fixtures will be revealed in due course. For more information on Matchday Sponsorship packages, email