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BullBuilder Race Night

BullBuilder Race Night Friday, 31st January 2020 at Laisterdyke Cricket Club, - Broad Lane, Bradford BD4 8PA Event starts at 7pm. First Race at 7:20pm Tickets are £5.00 and available from Club Shop or on-line: https://bullbuilder.nutickets.com/54963034 or Contact Jason Taylor (after 6pm) on Tel:07801052236 Includes Pie and Pea Supper and free prize draw. Come and enjoy a fun evening of big screen horse racing with a pie & pea supper, Raffle and auction. This is our annual fundraising race night to help us to keep supporting the youth system at the Bradford Bulls. Recent BullBuilder investment includes: Funding for a nutritionist to come in and do 23 individual programs for the 18s, they will be weighed their skin folds taken and a individual diet plan put in place for everyone of them for the rest of the season, monitoring their progress, and workshops for the 15s and 16s players and parents, and also a cooking workshop for not so privileged kids. Leigh Beattie (Head of Youth Development) says: this benefits our players massively in their development, players struggle with college and work and then the workload of training.  This will educate them in how to fuel the body ready for training and games, because some players need to gain weight some players need to lose weight this is a great tool, nutrition is massive in the aid to develop great athletes. Ski-Erg: Adam Simpson: Head of Strength and Conditioning says: Ski-Erg is a valuable addition to our facilities offering the following advantages:
  • Upper-body conditioning. The Ski-Erg provides a modality for use when a player is suffering from a lower body injury. During the acute stages on an injury there are periods where players are limited in what they can do to challenge their energy systems. A Ski-Erg can be used seated and still provide a significant conditioning effect during these stages.
  • Varied conditioning options.  Ski-Erg offers a new movement pattern to be challenged during off-feet sessions. This will be particularly important during the early stages of pre-season when running is to be limited to ensure optimal hypertrophy adaptations. The extra and varied equipment provide the opportunity to still incorporate challenging but low impact conditioning.
  • Recovery. Game day +1 recovery sessions can incorporate these to provide and upper-body flush out. When combined with the range of recovery options we currently offer this would bolster our sessions and improve the recovery process.

BullBuilder/Bulls Annual Awards 2019

U16’s Player of the Year Award 2019: (shield sponsored by GTL Motor Spares, trophy sponsored by Kelly Hargreaves and Jason Taylor): Winner of Award:  Lewis Camden (sponsored by Merilyn Phillips Ltd) U16’s Coach Leigh Mark Dunning said “Lewis Camden developed from a young little shy lad in to a confident and talented young player. His attitude and effort has been outstanding and this has accumulated in his man of the match performance for England U16’s against Wales. He has worked extremely hard to achieve what he has so far along with the rest of his team mates and he knows he now has a massive opportunity to kick on and continue to develop and express himself with our U18’s” Trevor Foster Unsung Hero Award 2019 (sponsored by the Trevor Foster Family) The Award is awarded to person who gives a lot of commitment and/or puts a lot effort into the Club, that people are not aware of ie: a volunteer who does cleaning, washes kit, etc., members of office staff. Award presented by Adam Nowakowski, Grandson of Trevor Foster Winner of Award: Iris Beattie – Stuart Duffy said “ Iris has volunteered for many years to wash playing kits for all the Bulls teams including socks, she has provided invaluable support for the players and Club.” U19’s Player of the Year Award 2019: (shield sponsored by GTL Motor Spares, trophy sponsored by Toni Hoggett) Winner of Award:  Matthew Race (sponsored by K3 Cosmetic Dental Studio). Matthew, who comes from the Stanley Rangers community club, is a stand-off or scrum half who has impressed this season.  U19’s Coach Leigh Beattie said “Matthew is a stand off or scrum half who controls the game well.   He’s really worked on his defence this season as well.  However it is in terms of his attitude that he has made real progress.   He can be a bit of a “class clown” this growing maturity has shone through.   I think he’s realised what he needs to do in order to progress.    His overall performance has lifted 100% and I hope he continues to mature as he’s a real talent.” Academic Achievement Award 2019: (trophy sponsored by Sue Cater): The winner of this award is chosen by the Head of Youth Development and awarded to a young player who has shown a lot of commitment and/or puts a lot effort into their educational/academic development. Winner of Award: Jacob Beety Paul Fisher Outstanding Achievement Award 2019 (trophy sponsored by Paul Butterworth): This award is to recognise someone that has worked hard through testing times or have come through or supported youth development and contributed consistently over a long period.  Leigh Beattie said “Toni has cared for young players, supported the medical team and provided him with Admin support, she really deserves this award”. Winner of Award:  Toni Hoggett The award presented by Karen Fisher (Thanks to David Lowdell for the Photographs)  

U19s Player of Month July 2019

BullBuilder is pleased to announce the winner of the U19s player of the month for July 2019.

The July award goes to fullback Billy Jowitt who is the son of former Bulls second row Warren Jowitt.   Billy, who comes from the Dewsbury Moor community club is a fullback who has impressed the coaching staff this season.

U19 Coach Leigh Beattie said “Billy came to us from Leeds Rhinos.  He came as a halfback but has shown real talent and promise at fullback.   He’d lost his mojo a bit at Leeds but has certainly regained it at the Bulls.   He’s a skilful player that returns the ball very well.  He’s got great footwork and is tough and hardworking.”

“He’s a great bubbly character too and very enthusiastic.  He fits into the team really well.  So long as he keeps practicing, educating himself and applying himself in the way he has up until now he’ll really kick on as a player.”

BullBuilder chairman Paul Butterworth said “Billy is a deserving winner of the July U19 Player of the Month Award.   We’re looking forward to seeing him kick on and follow in the footsteps of Brandon Pickersgill, another fullback that has come through the systems.   BullBuilder is delighted to reward him for his effort.

Billy will receive his award from BullBuilder committee member Dot Daly at half time when Bulls play Sheffield on Sunday 1st September.

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Thanks to Sam Grundy for writing this report

BullBuilder Annual Awards Evening

Annual Awards Evening Thursday 5th September @ 7:00pm @ Laisterdyke Cricket Club, Broad Lane, BD4 8PA (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE) Tickets are £5 now includes a free raffle (PLEASE NOTE Pie and Pea Supper no longer available) for ticket holders. Tickets can be purchased from the Club Shop or on line via: https://bullbuilder.nutickets.com/54958691 Bulls/BullBuilder Under 16’s Player of the Year Winner will be presented with Shield, sponsored by GTL Motor Spares and Individual trophy, sponsored by Kelly Hargreaves and Jason Taylor. The winner of this award is chosen by the U16’s Coach and Head of Youth Development. Bulls/BullBuilder Under 19’s Player of the Year Winner will be presented with Shield, sponsored by GTL Motor Spares and Individual trophy, sponsored by Toni Hoggett The winner of this award is chosen by the U19’s Coach and Head of Youth Development. Academic Achievement Award Winner will be presented with Individual trophy, sponsored by Sue Cater. The winner of this award is chosen by the Head of Youth Development and will be awarded to a young player who has shown a lot of commitment and/or puts a lot effort into their educational/academic development. BullBuilder/Paul Fisher Outstanding Achievement Award This award is to recognise someone that has worked hard through testing times or have come through or supported youth development and contributed consistently over a long period. Trevor Foster Unsung Hero Award Sponsored by the Foster Family The winner will be presented with Shield and Individual trophy The Award will be awarded to a person who gives a lot of commitment and/or puts a lot effort into the Club, that people are not aware of ie: a volunteer who does cleaning, washes kit, etc., members of office staff.    

Presentation of BullBuilder Certificates of Achievement

Presentation of BullBuilder Certificates of Achievement to those who participated in the Snowdonia Challenge.  BullBuilder would like to thank all the sponsors, at present we have received over £4000 in sponsorship money to support youth development at the Bulls. Certificates Awarded to: Walkers: Jodie Liversidge, Dominic Liversidge, Graham Firth, Richard Hannay, Mark Steel, Tony Wilson, Stuart Wilson, Michael Schewtschuck , Leigh Beattie, Neringa Petrošiūtė, Andrew Hollaway, Sarah Davey, Kelly Hargreaves, Julie Suffield, Tony Hoggett, Toni Hoggett, Joseph Schewtschuck, Mary Jo Daly, Jess Suffield, Joshua Batty, Liz Keyes, Christine King, Simone Ryan, Tracie Robinson, Kim Storton, Paul Butterworth, Luke Broadhead, Daniel Wilson, Megan Daly, Atiba Pryce, Andy Stephenson, Becky Stephenson. Helpers: Jason Taylor and Karen Sowden Thanks to David Lowdell for the photograph    

U19s Players of Month June 2019

BullBuilder is pleased to announce the winner of the U19s player of the month for June 2019. The June award goes to halfback Matthew Race sponsored by K3 Cosmetic Dental Studio.   Matthew, who comes from the Stanley Rangers community club, is a stand-off or scrum half who has impressed this season. U19 Coach Leigh Beattie said “Matthew is a stand off or scrum half who controls the game well.   He’s really worked on his defence in the past few months as well.   However it is in terms of his attitude that he has made real progress.   He’s can be a bit of a “class clown” but over the past few months his growing maturity has shone through.   I think he’s realised what he needs to do in order to progress.    His overall performance has lifted 100% and I hope he continues to mature as he’s a real talent.” BullBuilder chairman Paul Butterworth said “Matthew is a deserving winner of the June U19 Player of the Month Award.   We’re looking forward to seeing him kick on and follow in the footsteps of Rowan Milnes, another halfback that has come through the systems.   BullBuilder is delighted to reward him for his effort. Matthew will receive his award from Ollie Beukes (K3 Cosmetic Dental Studio) at the home game versus Swinton on 14 July. BullBuilder will also be presenting Certificates of Achievement to those who participated in the Snowdonia Challenge.  BullBuilder would like to thank all the sponsors, at present we have received over £4000 in sponsorship money to support youth development at the Bulls. To find out more about BullBuilder and how to join for as little as £10 a year please visit https://membermojo.co.uk/bullbuilder/joinus