Bradford fight on thanks to RFL

 

The deadline for a new owner to take over at Bradford Bulls has been extended to July 27th.

Fans had anxiously been waiting news of the club’s future ahead of today’s deadline, but administrators have now granted a further period for the Bulls to find a new owner.

It comes after the RFL agreed in principle to an advance of funds to ensure that Bradford could continue to pay its players, subject to receiving further information from administrator Brendan Guilfoyle.

The extension now gives more time for the administrator to talk to interested parties.

Guilfoyle said: “We have extended the deadline while the potential buyers have a thorough look at the club. o offer has been made but they are intent on buying the club.

“They are a local group and they have the club’s best interests at heart. We hope to have a deal in place by the new deadline.”

Players are due to be paid on Thursday, at a cost of around £200,000, with Guilfoyle confirming that the club has just £40,000 in the bank, indicating the importance of the RFL’s contribution.

The Bulls won an emotional match against London Broncos at the RFL-owned Odsal ground on Sunday, but last week made 16 non-playing staff redundant, including head coach Mick Potter, who returned on a voluntary basis at the weekend.

There is some respite for the club, in that they have a free weekend coming up, due to the Challenge Cup semi-finals.

Their next scheduled Super League match is a trip to Leeds on July 20th.

 

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