MPs offer Bulls support

 

Members of the Parliamentary Rugby League Group have once again offered their support to Bradford Bulls.

The Bulls entered administration this week, and have 10 days to find new investment, or face the prospect of liquidation.

The Parliamentary Rugby League Group comprises more than 60 members from both Houses of Parliament and all parties, with its remit to ensure that rugby league is represented throughout Westminster and Whitehall.

In a statement, they said: “For a club the size of the Bulls, with such a long and proud history within the game, administration represents a blow to Super League.  The Group has and will continue to do whatever it can to support the Bulls.  The Group has previously written to the club, the RFL and Bradford City Council with offers of help, as well as to the Chairman of RBS when the club was seeking to extend its overdraft period.

“Members of the Group encourage all rugby league fans to help Bradford Bulls at this time by visiting the Bulls website for the latest updates and information on how to support.”

Bradford have become the third Super League team to enter administration in the last 18 months, following on from problems for Wakefield and Crusaders.

Bradford South MP Gerry Sutcliffe said: “Bradford Bulls is not only a professional rugby league club, it is a focal point for the community and has been since its creation. As both a Bulls fan and the club’s MP, I know how people must be feeling about the current situation.  The ongoing backing of colleagues within the Parliamentary Rugby League Group is welcomed and I and the Group will continue to do what I can to assist the Bulls.”

 

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