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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  

Reiss Butterworth Presentation and Interview

Player of Month BullBuilder recently chatted to U19s player of the month for May Reiss Butterworth. Reiss said “It feels very special to win this award.  It means a lot and it’s great to receive recognition.” Regular followers of the U19s will be used to seeing Reiss playing a pivotal role in the side but his highlight this season so far was a for a superb piece of individual play, Reiss said “The 50 metre try I scored versus Newcastle Thunder was my highlight.”   Supporters can watch this again on the Bulls twitter feed where Reiss beats 5 players to score a superb try. As far as longer term ambitions are concerned Reiss has his feet on the ground and has set his sights on becoming a professional rugby league player for the Bulls.  Reiss said “I’d like to thank Matt Diskin, all the Bulls coaches, John Bastion and my Mum and Dad, they have all contributed and helped me to get where I am.” Reiss had no shortage of interest from other clubs so when asked why he chose the Bulls he said “There’s a good set of lads here, great coaching staff who are very supportive and I feel comfortable approaching and speaking to them.” The U19s had a great win at home versus Wakefield on 11 June and their next game is coming up away at Huddersfield on 24 June. BullBuilder are holding a sponsored walk on 16 July where participants will walk from Odsal to Batley for the Bulls league match.   In a repeat of the great effort by Bulls fans last season in the “Dewsbury Dawdle” this year BullBuilder is hoping to beat last year’s total of around £2000.  All funds will go to BullBuilder.   Recently BullBuilder has funded a new sports analysis system which allows the coaching staff to research team and individual performance, review opposition, analyse statistics from games and training to improve skills and technique and minimise injury.   It also links to education and development. To get involved contact please get in touch with Vicki Sharp at vickisharp@sky.com or ring her on 07788 591946. To find out more about BullBuilder and how to join for as little as £10 a year please visit www.Bullbuilder.co.uk

BullBuilder U19’s Player of Month

BullBuilder’s U19s player of the month for May is Reiss Butterworth. Reiss is a hooker from Sharlston who has starred for the U19s this year and earned a first team debut in the Challenge Cup versus Featherstone.  He also figured prominently in pre season games notably when he threw an amazing pass through his legs to lay on a try for Ross Oakes at Huddersfield. Head of Youth John Bastian said “Reiss came to us from Sharston.  He joined as a halfback but has developed into a great prospect at hooker.   He’s now in his second year with us and has done really well and is learning his trade.  He’ll likely be around the first team more as the season goes on and in 2018.” “Reiss is a very focussed young man.   He’s been supported well by his parents Jeannette and Tony.  He’s always challenging himself to be a better player and is a feisty character and a good communicator which you need to be a good hooker.   He’s dedicated and switched on away from the field too and recognises the need to lead the right lifestyle.  This award recognises his progress.” BullBuilder are holding a sponsored walk on 16 July where participants will walk from Odsal to Batley for the Bulls league match.   In a repeat of the great effort by Bulls fans last season in the “Dewsbury Dawdle” this year BullBuilder is hoping to beat last year’s total of around £2000.  All funds will go to BullBuilder.   Recently BullBuilder has funded a new sports analysis system which allows the coaching staff to research team and individual performance, review opposition, analyse statistics from games and training to improve skills and technique and minimise injury.   It also links to education and development. To get involved contact please get in touch with Vicki Sharp at vickisharp@sky.com or ring her on 07788 591946. To find out more about BullBuilder and how to join for as little as £10 a year please visit www.Bullbuilder.co.uk

Sponsored walk 2017 A fundraising Sponsored walk to the Bulls away game at Batley Bulldogs on Sunday July 16th.

After our success with the Dewsbury Dawdle last year, BullBuilder are again organising another fun activity in order to raise the much needed funds for the Scholarship, U16’s and 19’s. Welcome to the Batley Bumble a pleasant 8 mile stroll with John Bastion and the Bulls Academy team which is mostly down the Spen Valley Greenway with 1.25 miles of road walking down Cleckheaton Rd from Odsal and just under 2 miles from the Greenway up to the Bulldogs Stadium. We’ll be leaving Odsal at 10.30am (check in at 10am) to arrive at Batley in plenty of time for the kick off. There will be checkpoints along the way and marshals at major road crossings. BullBuilder are committed to our goals of enhancing the work of the Academy and Scholarship at the Bradford Bulls. If you are interested and fancy getting some fresh air, a little exercise and raise loads of money, please get in touch with Vicki Sharp at vickisharp@sky.com or ring her on 07788591946 and she will send you the relevant documents for completion.