Five newcomers join Bulls academy

Bradford Bulls have signed five youngsters to their academy system, which continues to unearth and nurture talent, despite the club’s current straits.

The five young players are:

Jake Lightowler, (back row/lose forward – Stanningly), Tom Crosland (Wing – Featherstone Lions), Thomas Doyle (Lose forward/ hooker – Stanningly), Alix Stephenson (Half back/full back – Queensbury), Tom Forrest (half back/backrow – Stanningly)

Bradford head of youth John Bastian believes that these youngsters have the potential to become good professional players whilst with the Bulls.

“It’s a great opportunity for these boys and they have settled in really well. They have a great attitude and they are applying themselves well.” Bastian commented.

“These young men that we have brought in have the potential to progress in our academy system here at the bulls, we already had these players in our talent database, which is the way our scouting system works and operates from the age of 12 to 19 years of age.

“We’ve still got a lot of strong things in place, we still have a lot of wonderful young players, five players that got offered contracts to Super League teams wanted to stay with us, which was a huge boost.

“We are delighted to still have them on-board, and we’ve certainly still got some talented young players, in and around them that are coming through.

The Bulls Under-19s face Wakefield Trinity this week.

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