Parliamentary Group statement regarding Bradford Bulls
Members of the Parliamentary Rugby League Group were saddened to hear that Bradford Bulls have today (27 June 2012) gone into administration and have pledged to do what they can to help address the situation.
For a club the size of the Bulls, with such a long and proud history within the game, administration represents a blow to Super League. The Group has and will continue to do whatever it can to support the Bulls. The Group has previously written to the club, the RFL and Bradford City Council with offers of help, as well as to the Chairman of RBS when the club was seeking to extend its overdraft period.
Members of the Group encourage all rugby league fans to help Bradford Bulls at this time by visiting the Bulls website for the latest updates and information on how to support.
Bulls MP Gerry Sutcliffe said “Bradford Bulls is not only a professional rugby league club, it is a focal point for the community and has been since its creation. As both a Bulls fan and the club’s MP, I know how people must be feeling about the current situation. The ongoing backing of colleagues within the Parliamentary Rugby League Group is welcomed and I and the Group will continue to do what I can to assist the Bulls.”
As Chairman of the Group, Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland said “this is a sad day for Bradford Bulls and for rugby league. We urge all involved to find a way for Bradford to continue its proud history as a top-flight club. Members of the Parliamentary Rugby League Group are fans of the game as well as club representatives in Parliament and we have a singular remit – ‘to support the sport of rugby league football’. The Group’s offer of support to the club, the RFL and Bradford City Council remains open to deliver that promise.”