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The Bradford Bulls Supporters Trust

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BullBuilder – Paul Fisher Outstanding Achievement Award

In addition to the annual player of the year awards at the end of each season, BullBuilder have another award to recognise different types of achievements and contributions. This award is designed to recognise those that have worked hard through testing times or those that have come through the system and contributed consistently over a long period. In memory of Paul Fisher, BullBuilder have renamed this award “The Paul Fisher Outstanding Achievement Award”.  Paul was not only an enthusiastic and dedicated BullBuilder committee member, he also gave many hours of his own time to support player’s welfare.  Paul always maintained a positive and inspirational outlook. We would like to thank Karen, Paul Fisher’s daughter for presenting the BullBuilder - Paul Fisher Outstanding Achievement Award, this year the award goes to someone who has maintained a positive attitude and kept going through a tough year to achieve outstanding BTEC results to gain enough UCAS points to go onto University.  This year’s Paul Fisher Outstanding Achievement Award goes to Alfie McGrevy.    

First Year Awards

To recognise and acknowledge the achievement of the First Year Players in joining the Bulls, BullBuilder would like to present each of them with a medal.  We would like to thank Claire Stirk from Barclays to present these medals.  Claire and Barclays have been extremely supportive and enabled us to access matched funding from Barclays to support the development of our young players.

BullBuilder honour John Bastian

BullBuilder, the Bradford Bulls supporter’s trust has honoured the Bulls Head of Youth John Bastian with an award for his outstanding contribution to youth development. John arrived at the club in 2014 to oversee the Bulls’ entire youth development system which includes the scholars in the under 16s and the academy prospects in the under 19s.    He held the same role at Leeds and Warrington previously and also had a spell as head coach at Featherstone Rovers. BullBuilder chairman Paul Butterworth explained:  “John has been a tower of strength at the club for the past four years and has remained steadfastly loyal despite some ups and downs off the field.   He’s maintained an air of positivity, enthusiasm and good humour that is infectious and has been instrumental in keeping the club’s youth systems at a level better than many Super League clubs.   His professionalism and attention to detail has helped instil a positive and respectful culture amongst the young players.” “When he arrived the club already had some good things in place with regard to youth development but John has moved things onto another level.    It’s testament to his efforts that as a League 1 club we continue to compete with the Super League clubs like Leeds and Wigan.  The U19s recent win over St Helens U19s shows the talent that is coming through and many current Bulls first teamers such as Ethan Ryan and Liam Kirk came through on John’s watch.” “I’m sure John would point to the dedication and expertise of fellow coaches Leigh Beattie and Mark Dunning as well as the work done in the community as making all this possible but we wanted to give him some recognition for all he’s done.” “BullBuilder enjoys an excellent relationship with John and the rest of the staff which is going from strength to strength.   We hope this award gives John a bit of recognition for all he’s done for the club.” 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      

First Grade Players Joining Quiz Night

The 1st  Grade players listed below will be joining us at the BullBuilder Quiz Night tomorrow evening. Sam Hallas, Ethan Ryan, Lee Smith, Ashley Gibson, Joe Keyes, Liam Kirk and Ross Peltier Thank you for your support, looking like the night will be a sell out. The Quiz Night will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 21st February in the Southbank at Odsal Stadium.  Single tickets are available for £5 or a team of 4-6 for £20.   Last few tickets can be bought at the club shop or alternatively you can contact David Lowdell on 07854 259103.

Last Chance to Book Tickets Online and Telephone Bids

The Quiz Night will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 21st February in the Southbank at Odsal Stadium.  Single tickets are available for £5 or a team of 4-6 for £20.   Tickets can be bought at the club shop or online at http://bullbuilder.nutickets.com .   Alternatively you can contact David Lowdell on 07854 259103. Due to huge interest in the Trevor Foster picture and the Signed England World Cup Shirt, these will be auctioned at the Quiz Night.  Appreciate some people are very interested in bidding on these and live some distance from Odsal.  So we are giving people the opportunity to summit telephone bids at the auction.  This will be limited, if you wish to participate by telephone please email your contact details to  info@bullbuilder.co.uk  Continue reading

Quiz Night Excitement Grows

Want a part of the history of Bradford Northern/Bulls? We have a framed picture (approx. 86cm x 67cm) of Trevor Foster that will be auctioned on the night.  An option (thanks to the Bulls) for the winning bidder is to have the picture mounted on a wall in the Trevor Foster Suite with a plaque acknowledging the owner of the picture. Thanks to Elaine Crowther from the Top House for donating a signed ball, signatures include Adrian Purtell and Matt Diskin. Sherbourne Upholstery, have donated one of their quality Stools as an auction prize. The Quiz Night will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 21st February in the Southbank at Odsal Stadium.  Single tickets are available for £5 or a team of 4-6 for £20.   Tickets can be bought at the club shop or online at http://bullbuilder.nutickets.com .   Alternatively you can contact David Lowdell on 07854 259103.    

BullBuilder make “Oar-some” contribution

BullBuilder, the Bradford Bulls supporter’s trust has again weighed in with a significant contribution of £3000 toward the development of young players at the club thanks to the purchase of new Concept 2 Rowing Machines. Head of Youth John Bastian said “Rugby League players use indoor rowing in their training regimes because rowing uses the upper and lower body and improves fitness levels.   It is one of the best full body exercises you’ll ever come across.   It’s also low impact and doesn’t burden joints and prevents injury. The rowing machines will be used by both the youth players and first teamers and help improve the fitness of all.” BullBuilder chairman Paul Butterworth said “It’s clear that these new rowing machine will be of significant benefit to the youth players and to first teamers so we were very happy to make this contribution.   As always this wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of BullBuilder members and supporters whose contributions are invaluable.” John Bastian said “The rowing machines are now in situ at the Tong training centre and being used by the players.  They look fantastic and will have a real beneficial effect.   I’d like to thank BullBuilder for yet another great contribution.” Supporters wishing to help contribute towards BullBuilder’s next donation are invited to come along to the annual quiz night at Odsal.  The event will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 21st February at the Southbank at Odsal Stadium.  Single tickets are available for £5 or a team of 4-6 for £20.   Tickets can be bought at the club shop or online at http://bullbuilder.nutickets.com .   Alternatively you can contact David Lowdell on 07854 259103. 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      

Support BullBuilder and watch Bulls host Keighley Cougars

Support BullBuilder and watch Bulls host Keighley Cougars on Sunday for the Joe Phillips Memorial Trophy and enjoy hospitality in the SouthBank stand. The Club have kindly donated two free tables to BullBuilder to help us raise funds to support our Academy.  We would ask that anyone wishing to participate and support BullBuilder, make a donation to BullBuilder. Donations will be collected on the day.  To find out more about the excellent work that BullBuilder does please visit http://www.bullbuilder.co.uk/news With your donation not only will you be able to watch the game from the premier balconies seating in Southbank, but also enjoying a delicious one-course carvery. Following the final whistle, you will hear from the Head Coach John Kear and his thoughts on the match as well as the man of the match. Tickets for the hospitality package are normally £30 per person (juniors £20) and £25 per person (juniors £15) for season ticket holders. Availability is limited, please reserve a place in advance to avoid disappointment – Call 08448 711 490, or alternatively email: tracey.erby@bradfordbulls.co.uk When reserving your place please quote “BullBuilder Table” 12.30pm           Doors open for The Legends Suite 1.00pm             Welcome 1.10pm             Meal served (please see menu below) 2.40pm             Team news with pre-match analysis with first team players 2.55pm             Make way to your seats / or watch the game live on the TVs in the comfort and warmth of the Legends Suite 3.00pm             Kick-off 3.40pm             Half-time entertainment 3.50pm             2nd - Half 4.30pm             Full-time 5.00pm             Man of the Match presentation and post-match analysis with John Kear in the Legends Suite. Menu Roast Pork Carvery Served with Stuffing, Roast Potatoes, and Season Vegetables  Deserts available to order on the night from the bar £5.00, served at half time Vanilla Cheesecake served with Berry Compote Please note the Southbank Conference and Banqueting Stand is a no smoking area, and drinking on the balcony is only permitted out of plastic glasses and during the game customers should remain seated due to Health & Safety regulations.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming you on the day. If you have any questions or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact BullBuilder info@bullbuilder.co.uk or Tracey from the Bulls hospitality team on tracey.erby@bradfordbulls.co.uk or telephone 08448 711 490.

Quiz Night Getting Better

Prizes now include an England 2017 World Cup Shirt, signed by England Players. Join us on Wednesday 21st February at our Big Quiz of the Year. Some of the other prizes include bottles of wine, thanks to Paul Issac of The Royal at Low Moor BD12 0RR.  Use of a Hospitality Box (up to 12 people) on a game day, this will include sandwiches and some drinks, thanks to the Bulls. The Quiz Night will take place at 7pm in the Southbank at Odsal Stadium.  Single tickets are available for £5 or a team of 4-6 for £20.   Tickets can be bought at the club shop or online at http://bullbuilder.nutickets.com .   Alternatively you can contact David Lowdell on 07854 259103. Fans are invited to pit their wits against celebrity teams including past and current players, coaching staff, management and media.    12 rounds of questions will be held with celebrity interviews with Bulls star Sam Hallas acting as quizmaster and master of ceremonies. A pie and peas supper is available along with a raffle, games, awards presentations and a fabulous team prize for the winners of the quiz.   Questions will cover subjects as wide ranging as sport, science, music, history, food and drink and TV and entertainment. BullBuilder will also be presenting some Awards on the night to Academy Players this will include the "Paul Fisher - Outstanding Achievement Award". To find out more about BullBuilder and how to join for as little as £10 a year please visit www.Bullbuilder.co.uk and to find out more about the excellent work that The Bradford Bulls Foundation does, please visit www.bullsfoundation.org  

Win Legends Hospitality Tickets and Support the Bulls Academy

On line auction to win 2 Legends Hospitality tickets for first home match of the season on Sunday 4th March 2018 against London Skolars. Bids can be submitted by responding to BullBuilder Facebook or Twitter posts, the auction will end on Saturday 10th February 2018 at 7pm. Money raised will be used to support the Bulls Academy. Thanks to Kelly Hargreaves, Toni Hoggett and Leanne McPherson for donating the tickets.