Bradford Bulls have appointed Mark Dunning as the club’s the new permanent head coach with immediate effect.
He signs a contract until November 2023, taking over from John Kear, who left the club earlier in April. Dunning was assistant to Kear, and initially took over as interim head coach.
Chief Executive Jason Hirst also confirmed that former Great Britain boss Brian Noble has returned to the club on an informal consultancy basis.
Mark Dunning on appointment
Dunning said: “I am absolutely delighted, honoured and humbled to be offered the opportunity to continue leading the performance department of this prestigious club.
“I want to thank board of directors for this opportunity, the staff and players who have been very receptive and supportive of me since taking over in an interim basis. And also my family and friends whose support has been and will continue to be invaluable.
“The hard work continues from here. There is lots to do if we are to achieve the goal of everyone here at the club which is to earn our right to compete at the top end of the sport.
“I am looking forward to sitting down with the players and staff, some of whom have gone above and beyond in recent weeks, continuing to create a positive and challenging culture and environment which allows our players of all ages to develop, grow and flourish.
“The help of Brian in his consultancy role will be very important to everyone at the club both on and off the field and is an exciting addition to the club.
“Finally on behalf of the players and staff, I wish to thank you our loyal supporters who travel near and far to Support the team. You really make a difference to the boys during the game and it is very much appreciated by all.”