Bulls In Community Link Up


engage Super League and Carnegie World Club Champions, Bradford Bulls, have today announced that Bradford based Telecommunications Company Link Telecom has agreed a two year partnership with the club and will be the Official Community Partner of the Bradford Bulls.

Link is one of the country's fastest growing companies and has branches from Newcastle to Leicester with two retail outlets in Bradford.

The partnership, which has successfully had its funding matched by SportsMatch, the Government's business sponsorship incentive scheme for grassroots sport.  The project is worth significantly over £100,000 over the two-year period.

Bradford Bulls Chief Executive Gareth Davies said today:

"I am particularly pleased with this partnership.  In the past many individual projects have been sponsored but it is the first time that our Community Programme, for which the club is rightly famous has been sponsored in its entirety.  We've been famous for many years for our community work, including a House of Commons commendation for work done on child obesity. In particular, we specialize in supporting our Bulls Connection, which has over 90 amateur Rugby League Clubs from all over the country as members and each year we visit around 100 schools focusing on Rugby League coaching and healthy lifestyles.

This support from Link Telecom and SportsMatch will help us to maintain and develop this work in the local community."

Link Telecom Managing Director, Gary Fawcett said:

"Link Telecom is committed to improving the local community as we believe that a strong community supports strong local businesses. We are proud to be working with Bradford Bulls as its community partner and we will strive to play our part in helping improve the Bradford area.  We hope that consumers and businesses in this area recognise our commitment and make Link Telecom the business of choice for their telecommunications needs."

Mike Reynolds, Director of SportsMatch commented:

"This is an exciting scheme that will impact on over 7500 children in the Bradford area.  I am delighted to see a first-time sponsor of grassroots sport and this reflects the growing relevance which the commercial sector is placing on the development of sport at this level."

Furthermore Link Telecom has acquired the 28year old telecommunications company Angel. This acquisition (right opposite the Grattan stadium) will also help consumers and businesses to gain access to all their telecommunication needs. Angel will be run by Geoff Edwards and Julianne McElroy.