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The Bradford Bulls Supporters Trust

BullBuilder - The Bradford Bulls Supporters Trust

BullBuilder Trainer of the Month for February.

David Kamano has been named as BullBuilder Trainer of the Month for February. Leigh Beattie (Head of Youth Development at the Bulls) said ‘since returning to training, David has shown nothing but 100% effort. His actions have lead from the front and his attitude of late is exactly what we need from him.’ ‘David has been fantastic this month. His testing scores have been very high and his overall attitude towards training and admin has been brilliant. He thoroughly deserves his award’ Many thanks to all BullBuilder members and supporters for making this possible, your support is greatly appreciated. To support young player development at the Bulls, join BullBuilder https://membermojo.co.uk/bullbuilder/joinus or if you wish to make a donation http://www.bullbuilder.co.uk/donations/ BullBuilder (Bradford Bulls Supporters Trust) is the Club’s independent supporters trust, focused on attracting, developing and retaining young talent in the Bradford Bulls Academy. BullBuilder is an Industrial and Provident Society, and is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as Bradford Rugby League Supporters Society Limited.

Latest Investment in Young Player Development at the Bulls

BullBuilder latest investment in supporting young player development at the Bulls.  Following a request from Leigh Beattie (Head of Youth Development at the Bulls)the Board has agreed to fund the of a Freelap timing system (Speed Gates) for Academy and Scholarship Speed gate are devices that accurately register the speed of a players by using technology that records data. Speed gates will be a valuable asset to the academy structure. This will have a massive impact on the players by collecting more accurate data in terms of speed and development, which is are key concepts of the game.  This will allow for enhancements in coaching and decision making in terms of training programming for the players, relevant medical interventions or coaching interventions allowing for a more advanced program, along with this it allows for better development of the players and also increase the opportunity for the current players and also recruitment of players to the academy structure. The speed gates are easily transported don't encroach on areas of the training ground and are easy to set up allowing for more access and opportunity to gain data for the academy players. To join BullBuilder and support young player development at the Bulls https://membermojo.co.uk/bullbuilder/joinus Or want to make a donation http://www.bullbuilder.co.uk/donations/

‘Trainer of the Month’ for January 2021

SCHOLARSHIP starlet Max Hassan has been named as the BullBuilder 'Trainer of the Month' for January! January's lockdown saw our Academy and Scholarship sides reduced to online training with their Strength and Conditioning coaches, Chris Chapman, Chris Honor and Louis Birchall. The BullBuilder Trainer of the Month award was introduced upon the Academy & Scholarship's return to training in November, rewarding the efforts of the next generation on the training field. Scholarship head coach Ryan Hunkin has paid tribute to Max's efforts to engage during another difficult period in lockdown. "I am delighted that Max has been awarded the Trainer of the Month, his engagement and efforts throughout a very challenging time has been exceptional. "His input into the resilience courses we have been delivering have been first class and we are looking forward to the return to training where we can see Max kick on to become the best he can be." For more information about BullBuilder and how to join, CLICK HERE.

Trainer of the Month

OLIVER Scott named BullBuilder’s ‘Trainer of the Month’ - following the Academy’s return to pre-season in November. As professional sport has been allowed to continue, the Academy team have been in intense preparation for the upcoming season, in Covid-19 secure facilities to ensure the players health and safety remains paramount. The award aims to highlight the hard work put in by the players during the training sessions – and showcases BullBuilder’s continued support in the development of the next generation of Bradford Bulls stars. Academy head coach Leigh Beattie has commented on the awarding of Oliver Scott as the BullBuilder trainer of the month and the return to training. “It has been great to finally be back at training after months off, it’s good that we can still get some training in during these circumstances,” said Beattie, who is sponsored by BullBuilder. “The lads were eager to get back and now they’ve got into the swing of things, they look really sharp. “Oliver (Scott) has been training really hard and putting in that extra effort to ensure he’s ready for the season. He’s also taken time out of his day to help coach at our clubs ETP sessions, he really deserves this award. “This award doesn’t take away from the fact that the whole squad has been working really hard and I’m really pleased with all their progress so far. “I would also like to thank BullBuilder for their incredible continued support of our club’s Academy system.”

BRADFORD Bulls would like to thank BullBuilder

BRADFORD Bulls would like to thank BullBuilder for their support once again this year to help the club’s Academy continue to produce the stars of the future!

The Supporters Trust – celebrating their 10 year Anniversary this year – have provided the club with another year of fantastic support in a difficult year given the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  BullBuilder’s donations have enabled the club to purchase a host of equipment for the Academy – including backpacks, updated NacSport Analysis software and the appointment of a nutritionist. John Kear’s side features a high proportion of players who have come through the Bradford Bulls Academy in recentyears – thanks in part to BullBuilder’s support. Brandon Pickersgill, Ross Oakes, Joe Brown, Steve Crossley, Thomas Doyle, Brad Gallagher, Ebon Scurr, Matty Race, Bradley Ho, Cameron Berry, Sam Smith and Murphy Smith have all been named as part of the 2021 roster – having plied their trade in the Academy set-up before making their first team debuts. Head of Youth, Leigh Beattie said:- “Like our sponsors and supporters, BullBuilder have been a great help to the club in what has turned into a difficult year for all.Their continued support and the donations they make go a long way to help sustaining our Academy set-up and helps keep the players coming through into the first team. John’s squad features a lot of players who have benefited from BullBuilder’s support and we remain convinced the Academy will continue to produce the stars of the future.” BullBuilder (Bradford Bulls Supporters Trust) is the Club’s independent supporters trust, focused on attracting, developing and retaining young talent in the Bradford Bulls Academy. BullBuilder is an Industrial and Provident Society, and is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as Bradford Rugby League Supporters Society Limited. https://www.bradfordbulls.co.uk/article/771/thank-you,-bullbuilder

BullBuilder Dream Team

TO celebrate Bullbuilder's 10 year anniversary, we are giving YOU the chance to vote for your Bullbuilder Dream Team of Academy graduates!

BullBuilder and Coaching staff have put together a list of players that have progressed through the Bulls youth system since 2010 and gone on to play first team rugby league at either Bradford or elsewhere. BullBuilder was set up to support young player development at the Bulls, to ensure that our young players can have the best possible environment in which to help them develop as players and as people.  It’s great to see so many players from the Bulls Academy over the years graduating to the next level. You have the opportunity to vote and create a BullBuilder Dream Team 1-17 of Bulls Academy Graduates. By making a contribution BullBuilder will be continuing to provide additional support to the Bulls Academy and Youth Development. 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 or if anyone wishes to make a donation to BullBuilder to support young player development http://www.bullbuilder.co.uk/donations/ We also have some playing shirts for some of the players that can be found on eBay by searching BullBuilder Players Shirts that we are auctioning to raise funds to support the development of future players. Click link below to cast your vote: DREAM TEAM PLAYERS:  Full Backs Alix Stephenson Curtis Naughton Brandon Pickersgill Wingers Vinny Finigan Ethan Ryan Josh Rickett Joe Brown Centres Joe Wardle Sam Wood Ross Oakes Cameron Scott Halves Adam Brooks Jacob Trueman Rowan Milnes Harry Shackleton Cobi Green Props Steve Crossley Tom Burgess George Burgess Liam McAvoy Matty Lees Liam Kirk Oliver Wilson Ebon Scurr Keelan Foster Anesu Mudoti Hookers Adam O'Brien Nathan Conroy Joe Lumb Reiss Butterworth Tom Doyle Back Row Tom Olbison Elliott Whitehead John Bateman Jobe Murphy Oliver Roberts Alex Mellor Sam Bates James Bentley Matty Storton Brad Gallagher Dan Waite Pullan Loose Forwards Danny Addy James Donaldson Brandan Wilkinson Evan Hodgson To register your votes, CLICK HERE.

BullBuilder a Decade of Supporting Player Development

It’s 10 years since BullBuilder was set up on 23rd March 2010 and due to the fantastic support of members and supporters and  great working relationships with Leigh Beattie (current, Head of Youth Development), Coaching and Medical staff (and Paul Medley, John Bastian when they were Head of Youth Development), to help young player development at the Bulls. Leigh Beattie Head of Youth “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Bull Builder and all its members and supporters for your outstanding contribution and support over the last ten years which has provided equipment for training, in the gym, classroom and on the field. Providing medical equipment and supporting the wellbeing of our junior players, this has had and will continue to have a massive impact on the development of our players, on behalf of all the players and staff once again a massive thank you to you all.” John Kear Bulls Head Coach BullBuilder has been a vital part of our Youth Development programme ensuring that our Youth Department can provide the best possible environment in which to help our young players develop as players and most importantly as people. Without their consistent support in what has been some difficult years for the club it would not have been possible for this to happen and for that I would like to thank all involved and if you are thinking of joining BullBuilder please do not hesitate to do so as it really does make a difference. BullBuilder has raised over £ 67,000 in the past four years and has made significant grants comprising: Coaching Assistance Ice Machine Squad Away Day/Team Building Providing and Upgrading Analytic System Camcorder Squat Bars Welfare Grants (including head injury assessments) Nutrition Education   This has only been possible due to the generosity of members, money is raised from events and donations, events have included, Summer Ball, Quiz and Race Nights, Sponsored Events.   It’s great to see so many young players graduating to the next level.  One of the most rewarding aspects of supporting BullBuilder is seeing the progression of players from the youth system into the first team Ross Oakes, Liam Kirk, Bradley Gallagher, Brandon Pickersgill, Ebon Scurr,  Rowan Milnes, Joe Brown the list goes on.   The Bradford Bulls Academy has famously supplied some of the best players in Rugby League, including the Burgess boys, Elliot Whitehead, John Bateman, Jake Truman, James Bentley, Tom Olbison to name a few. BullBuilder Board has made and continues to make significant changes to reflect the support it provides to support the development of young players, these include: Introducing a Welfare Policy/Procedure, requests have included providing funding for medical support eg: funding head injury assessments, financial support if young player or their family do not have the means eg: funds to provide boots etc.  These requests are made by the Head of Youth and are treated in confidence, grants/donations are reflected in our accounts. Reflecting the changes in regulations surrounding the Academy, this will become an Under 18’s competition rather than Under 19’s and the introduction Women’s Under 18’s. Recognising and encouraging young player’s achievements within the sport and personal development, with a variety of awards eg: Player of the Month, Player of the Year and Academic Achievement, etc.   BullBuilder continue to make further significant contributions towards the club’s Scholarship and Academy in 2020. By making this financial contribution BullBuilder will be continuing to provide additional support to the Bulls Academy and Youth Development.   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   Or if anyone wishes to make a donation to BullBuilder to support young player development http://www.bullbuilder.co.uk/donations/

Race Night Gets Even More Exciting

At Race Night we have received some fantastic donations (many thanks to the all the people who are kindly donated these) of prizes (more to come) that will be available on the night these include: Alibi Bar and Restaurant have donated raffle prize of two Afternoon tea vouchers to include a glass of prosecco. Alibi : Boutique Bar & Restaurant in Halifax, Yorkshire A premium boutique restaurant and bar that reflects the historic nature of our venue, centrally located in the heart of Halifax. The perfect place to relax, discover new tastes and let us take care of you. www.alibihalifax.co.uk Elaine Crowther, The Top House Race, Odsal: 4 free pints BullBuilder’s Annual Race Night is on 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 Ticket 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. The 1st Team Squad has 15 players who have come through the Bulls Academy  

Support Young Player Development

BullBuilder’s fundraising race night helps BullBuilder to keep supporting young player development at the Bradford Bulls. BullBuilder’s Annual Race Night is on 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 Ticket 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. Thanks to the support of BullBuilder members and people supporting events, BullBuilder has in the past four years has made grants of over £50000 to support young player development. In the last year, BullBuilder has made significant grants including: Coaching Assistance Ice Machine Squad Away Day/Team Building Upgrading Analytic System Camcorder Squat Bars Welfare Grants (inc: funding head injury assessments) Funding for a nutritionist Upper-body conditioning equipment, for use when a player is suffering from injury. This has only been possible due to the generosity of members, money is raised from events and donations, events have included, Summer Ball, Quiz and Race Nights, Sponsored Snowdonia Challenge, etc. BullBuilder is the name of the Bradford Bulls Supporters Trust. Its main aims are:
  • To invest in young  players at academy, scholarship levels
  • WHY - To help our Under 16's and 18's realise their ambitions
  • HOW - Using our creativity, commitment and enthusiasm
  • WHAT - We raise funds for the extras the Under 16's and 18's wouldn't otherwise receive
Race Sponsors           Trevor Foster Family: Butterworth/Green Family in Memory of Helen Butterworth: Graeme Smith: Jimmy and Jason Taylor

BullBuilder Achievements in 2019 and now for 2020

Be part of the BullBuilder success. 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. In the last year BullBuilder had a great working relationship with John Bastian when he was Head of Youth Development and have established an excellent working relationship with Leigh Beattie (newly appointed, Head of Youth Development) coaching and medical staff, Leigh has attended BullBuilder Board meetings to feedback in regard to the support BullBuilder provides and the beneficial impact this has had on the Academy and Youth Development. BullBuilder Board has made and continues to make significant changes to reflect the support it provides to support the development of young players, these include: Introducing a Welfare Policy/Procedure, requests have included providing funding for medical support eg: funding head injury assessments, financial support if young player or their family do not have the means eg: funds to provide boots etc.  These requests are made by the Head of Youth and are treated in confidence, grants/donations are reflected in our accounts. Reflecting the changes in regulations surrounding the Academy, this will become an Under 18’s competition rather than Under 19’s and the introduction Women’s Under 18’s. Recognising and encouraging young player’s achievements within the sport and personal development, with a variety of awards eg: Player of the Month, Player of the Year and Academic Achievement, etc. BullBuilder has continued to work closely with the Bulls Foundation to coordinate and combine efforts an example is being able to access Matched Funding from Barclay’s.  BullBuilder and the Bulls Foundation are independent bodies with different aims, but often overlap in their activities. As you will be aware the Bulls Foundation (the official charity of the Bradford Bulls), provides services to the Bradford district and wider areas to adults, children and young people, regardless of gender, religious belief, cultural heritage or abilities. The Foundation uses the power of sport to educate, motivate and inspire the local community through activities including; sport, health, education, heritage, social inclusion and arts and culture. The Foundation gets people involved from all backgrounds, whether it’s getting children and young people playing the game in schools or getting people interested in Rugby League or sport generally. They reach the local community to promote positive lifestyle messages, build confidence, develop talent and promote civic pride. The child that tries the game for the first time thanks to one of their events could one day end up becoming a long term supporter or even an elite level player.  This is reflected in the number of young players from the local community that the Bulls continue to recruit. In regard to how BullBuilder has contributed in the past four years below is a summary of income and the money we’ve granted to the Academy. 2016    Income   £6732                   Grants £3089 2017    Income   £22110                  Grants  £16555 2018    Income   £19943                  Grants  £18625 2019    Income   £18525                  Grants  £11306 During this financial year, BullBuilder has made significant grants comprising: Grants to support the Academy and Youth Development (full details are available in BullBuilder Accounts: Coaching Assistance Ice Machine Squad Away Day/Team Building Upgrading Analytic System Camcorder Squat Bars Welfare Grants This has only been possible due to the generosity of members, money is raised from events and donations, events have included, Summer Ball, Quiz and Race Nights, Sponsored Snowdonia Challenge, etc.  We have also received significant support and financial contributions from Barclay’s (Matched Funding). The U16s and U19s have had good seasons and it’s great to see so many graduating to the next level.  One of the most rewarding aspects of supporting BullBuilder is seeing the progression of players out of the youth system into the first team. We have ideas for a programme of events for 2020 based on a very successful 2019 and obviously depends on the number of and interest from the members of BullBuilder.  Given that the Southbank at Odsal is regrettably not available to host events we intend to host events within Bradford. BullBuilder are set to make further significant contributions towards the club’s Scholarship and Academy in 2020. By making this financial contribution BullBuilder will be continue to provide additional support to the Bulls Academy and Youth Development.  Help by supporting our Race Night on 31st January 2020.