Bradford Bulls managing director Steve Ferres has revealed that the club will operate as a full-time outfit in 2016.
There have been rumours that the club was considering going back to being part-time, after failing to win the Million Pound Game, and attain Super League status, against Wakefield on Saturday.
But Ferrres has confirmed that the Bulls remain fully committed to being a club who are serious about reaching the game’s top tier in Europe.
“We had a plan for promotion, but it was never on the radar to go part-time,” he said.
“So I can confirm that next season we will be going full-time, and we’ll be going full out to gain promotion to Super League.
“That’s our intention, and it won’t change, waive or alter in any way, shape or form.
“We’re committed to the cause.”
Ferrres also paid tribute to the Bradford fans, and the way in which they backed the side in 2015.
“I’d like to say a big thank you to the fans,” he said.
“From myself, the club and the board of directors.
“You’ve been outstanding all season, and it’s been a credit to be associated with you.
“Long may that continue.”