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Race Night News

BullBuilder’s fundraising Race Night on Wednesday October 18th takes place in the Legends Suite, Odsal Stadium. Tickets are selling very well thank you for your support, there will be free prize draw on the night for ticket holders and the prize is a “Special Shirt”. There will also be a raffle on the night one prize (thanks to the support of the Club) will be a voucher for the first 2018 signed shirt. On the night we are hoping to make an exciting announcement. All Races are now sponsored, thank you to the sponsors the Ex Players Association, local businesses, individuals. Very few Horses and Jockeys are still available to buy, for the first 6 races at £5 for the horse which you get to name and £3 to be the jockey, so why not add a little more friendly fun to your night.  If your horse wins the owner will be paid £20 and the Jockey £12. To buy a horse or jockey please ring David Lowdell on 07584259103. Come, bring your friends and help BullBuilder to continue its important contribution to the future of our club and have a great night out.  Doors open at 6.30pm with the fun starting at 7pm and first race scheduled for 7.20pm. Tickets for this event cost £5 and includes a pie & pea super with a vegetarian option, are available from the club shop. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT    

Race Night Update

BullBuilder is hosting a fundraising Race Night on Wednesday October 18th in the Legends Suite, Odsal Stadium. Academy and Ex-Players will be at the Race Night.  All Races are now sponsored, thank you to the sponsors the Ex Players Association, local businesses, individuals.  You can  buy Horses and Jockeys for the first 6 races at £5 for the horse which you get to name and £3 to be the jockey, so why not add a little more friendly fun to your night.  If your horse wins the owner will be paid £20 and the Jockey £12. To buy a horse or jockey please ring David Lowdell on 07584259103. Come, bring your friends and help BullBuilder to continue its important contribution to the future of our club and have a great night out.  Doors open at 6.30pm with the fun starting at 7pm and first race scheduled for 7.20pm. Tickets for this event cost £5 and includes a pie & pea super with a vegetarian option, are available from the club shop, or online at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bullbuilder-race-night-tickets-37274655498  

Race Night

BullBuilder has thanks to members and supporters been able to make a significant contribution to support the development of our young players.  An increasing number of young players are beginning to progress into the first team so the benefit of having a good Academy is there for all to see. Bullbuilder is hosting a fundraising Race Night on Wednesday October 18th in the Legends Suite, Odsal Stadium. Doors open at 6.30pm with the fun starting at 7pm and first race scheduled for 7.20pm Tickets for this event cost £5 and includes a pie & pea super with a vegetarian option, are available from the club shop, or online at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bullbuilder-race-night-tickets-37274655498 Come, bring your friends and help BullBuilder to continue its important contribution to the future of our club and have a great night out. Before the event we are selling Horses and Jockeys for the first 6 races at £5 for the horse which you get to name and £3 to be the jockey. If your horse wins the owner will be paid £20 and the Jockey £12. To buy a horse or jockey ring David Lowdell on 07584259103 or ask any BullBuilder board member. If you run a business and would like to sponsor a race please contact David Lowdell on 07584259103 it will only cost you £35 for which your company name / logo will feature on the evenings race card, you will be mentioned when your race is run, we invite you to send leaflets for the tables and last but not least you get two tickets to the event.  

Young Stars Shine at Player of the Year Awards

The latest crop of young players signed  for the Bradford Bulls at the annual year 11 professional signings evening at Odsal.    The annual BullBuilder young player of the year awards sponsored by GTL Car Spares were also presented.    The awards cover not only U16 and U19 players of the year but also an Academic Achievement Award. BullBuilder chairman Paul Butterworth said:  “It’s great to celebrate the achievements of the young players coming through the system and give them something to recognise their efforts.    The club has produced some excellent young players and that will continue thanks to our thriving youth set up.   BullBuilder will continue to provide its backing and has raised more money than ever this year thanks to members and supporters.” The winner of the 2017 BullBuilder Academic Achievement Award goes to Lochlan McGill, award presented by Andrew Chalmers.   Lochlan is a hooker from Stanningley who is in his 1st year of the scholarship.   Head of Youth John Bastian said:  “Lochlan has worked so hard to improve his academic standards this year and the staff are delighted with his progress with his BTEC.   He’s shown a real resilience in completing his work and should be really proud of his achievement this year.” The winner of the BullBuilder U16 Player of the Year is Anesu Mudoti , award presented by Jon Hamer and Karl Fairbank.    Anesu is a prop from Hunslet Warriors.  John Bastian said “Anesu has made significant improvements over the past 2 years.   He’s got a wonderful attitude and is always working hard to improve himself which made him stand out in the group.   He enjoys work and wants to do well in the game.   He’s also done well at his school Temple Moor and is staying on in the 6th form there so will be a part time professional with the Bulls.” The winner of the BullBuilder U19 Player of the Year is Evan Hodgson, award presented by Jon Hamer and Karl Fairbank .   Evan is already familiar to supporters of the first team since he’s already made his debut.   A prop or second row from Stanningley John Bastian said “Evan has a good work ethic and rugby brain and still has a lot of improvement in him if he keeps putting in the effort.   He just wants to play and will be sure to figure more in the first team as he progresses.   He too has completed his BTEC this year and is a deserving winner of the U19 player of the year award. To find out more and how to join for as little as £10 a year please visit www.Bullbuilder.co.uk    

U19’s Player of Month for July

BullBuilder’s U19s player of the month for July is Rowan Milnes Rowan is from Siddal and has starred for the U19s this year in both the stand off and centre positions.  Highlights for Rowan this season came in the form of try scoring performances in the win over Wakefield at Odsal and versus Castleford. Head of Youth John Bastian said “Rowan’s done well this year and he’s played well in his preferred position of stand off and in the centres where he’s developed his skills.  He’s a fine young man with a lot of athletic and rugby development left in him.   He’s got a lot of enthusiasm and energy and really wants to do well and improve.   Leigh Beattie has done a lot of great work with the U19 players and Rowan has responded particularly well.   He’s great to work with and has the fundamental skills he needs in order to go on from here.  He’s also a smart kid who has also done well academically this year completing his BTEC.” Rowan will be beginning his second full season with the Bulls in 2018 and is expected to figure strongly for the U19s. To find out more about BullBuilder and how to join for as little as £10 a year please visit www.Bullbuilder.co.uk  

U19’s June Player of Month and Barclays

Evan Hodgson has won the BullBuilder player of the month for a second time this season. Like Jamie Peacock before him Evan is a prop forward from Stanningley who has starred for the U19s this year and earned a first team debut in the Challenge Cup versus Featherstone where he scored a debut try.  He’s continued his development since then with some strong performances for the U19s who have improved as the season has progressed. Head of Youth John Bastian said “He’s still in only his second year in the academy and has so much development left in him.   He’s kicked on since earlier in the season really well and become a leader in his group and it’s about realising that potential and fine tuning those qualities going forward. John Bastian received the award on behalf of Evan pitchside at today’s game against Swinton, and BullBuilder received a cheque for £4000 from Barclays Bank as matched funding from the BullBuilder Spring Ball.   BullBuilder chairman Paul Butterworth said:  “The matched funding from Barclays is a wonderful gesture and we are very grateful.  It will be put to good use developing our young players.” “The donation will go toward funding of IT equipment to enable coaches and players to access the NACSPORT Analysis System.  This will provide education and development not only to our younger junior players but also our coaching staff.” Head of Youth John Bastian said “The Spring Ball was a great success and we are extremely grateful to Bull Builder and Barclays Bank, (Claire Stirk, Craig Ricketts, Vicki Seal, Leigh Beeby and Amy Morgan) for their continued backing.” To find out more about BullBuilder and how to join for as little as £10 a year please visit www.Bullbuilder.co.uk  

Outstanding Support for Bulls Academy

BullBuilder would like to thank everyone who participated in the sponsored walk and  all the people who very kindly and generously sponsored walkers.  We would also like to thank everyone at the Bulls, Paul Harrison and John Humpleby from Batley Bulldogs for their support and help and Tesco’s at Cleckheaton who donated refreshments for the walkers.  Not too late to Academy Players by bank transfer to BullBuilder Sort Code 20-45-45 (Barclays) Acc No. 00785105 please reference payment as WALK.  All the money raised will be used to support the development of the Bulls Academy players.  June U19's Player of the Month will be announced at half time of Sunday.  

BullBuilder Provides Significant Support

BullBuilder provides significant cash injection to support the development of U19’s and U16’s, they financed the Nacsport system in support of developing player skills, potential and talent.  John Bastian (Head of Youth Development) has said: “The support BullBuilder have given the Academy in providing the Anaylsis/Nacsport system and Laptops is superb. The Bradford Bulls Academy are delighted to be working together with AnalysisPro using the Nacsport software for all our analysis needs. With the training given and constant support from Josh, Daniel and the rest of the team from Nacsport we are now up to speed on the software which allows head coach’s Leigh Beattie and Mark Dunning to fully analyse our training sessions and games for both the U19’s and U16’s. This involves team reviews, individual game and session reviews as well as individual 1 to 1 training and technique reviews. The team at Nacsport are all great and always willing to help out where possible.” Head of Youth John Bastian along with Leigh and Mark look forward to continuing our great relationship further in the months and years to come. AnalysisPro - www.analysispro.com Nacsport - www.nacsport.com      

Bucket Collection and Sponsored Walk

Bucket Collection at the HKR game raised £1113 sponsorship money for Bulls Academy Players taking part in next week’s sponsored walk to Batley “Batley Bumble”.  Massive thank you to both Bulls and HKR supporters.  Still time to join the lads if you would like to participate in the Batley Bumble please contact Vicki Sharp at vickisharp@sky.com or ring her on 07788 591946.  Alternatively you can sponsor Academy Players by bank transfer to BullBuilder Sort Code 20-45-45 Acc No. 00785105 please reference payment as WALK.

Want to show your support and help the Bulls Academy

Want to show your support and help the Bulls Academy?  Academy Players are participating in the Batley Bumble (the BullBuilder Sponsored Walk on the 16h July).  To help these players get sponsorship, we have arranged for some Academy Players to do a bucket collection prior to kick off on Sunday when Bulls play HKR.  Please support our Academy by making a donation, if everyone attending the game put 50 pence in their buckets, with an attendance of 4000 the boys would raise £2000. Please give Bulls Rookies a helping hand. If you would like to participate in the Batley Bumble please contact Vicki Sharp at vickisharp@sky.com or ring her on 07788 591946. http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/sport/sportbulls/15387383.Toovey__We_want_to_give_Bulls_rookies_helping_hand/?ref=rss