BullBuilder to fund bid for Outstanding Status
BullBuilder is to help fund new efforts to help the clubs Academy side work towards achieving “outstanding” status in next year’s RFL accreditation reviews.
After achieving a “good” marking this year Head of Youth John Bastian is aiming high for 2017 and has engaged the help of 4 Capacities – an Improvement and Leadership Development company to help produce a development plan for the Academy.
John Bastian said “4 Capacities will be coming to the Bulls to help us produce a development plan to help identify how we can improve from being “good” to “outstanding”. I feel it’s important to keep striving to improve so we’ll be doing our utmost to improve over the next 12 months. I’d like to thank BullBuilder and all its members for their financial contribution which will help us make this happen.”
BullBuilder spokesman Paul Butterworth said: “Many of the clubs with Academies that were rated as outstanding have significantly bigger budgets than the Bulls. It shows the quality and commitment of the staff here that they received a “good” rating. John Bastian and his team now want to kick on and target an “outstanding” rating. BullBuilder is keen to help them do that wherever we can.”
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BullBuilder catches up with Bentley
BullBuilder caught up with U19 player of the month James Bentley last week. BullBuilder spokesman Paul Buttterworth put the questions:
When and why did you choose the Bulls Academy?
In my second year, joined from Oulton Raiders which is between Leeds and Wakefield. I chose the Bulls because of the excellent staff and the facilities.
What are your ambitions in Rugby League?
I want to make the first team at the Bulls, represent England and I would like to play in NRL some day.
How do you feel BullBuilder contributes and benefits the Academy?
The efforts of BullBuilder are very very beneficial, in terms of equipment, facilities that allow our development and performance. The player of the month awards are a great motivator for the players.