New Bulls deal for Halley

James Gordon

Bradford winger Dave Halley, who spent a loan spell at Wakefield earlier this season, has signed a new deal with the Bulls.

Welsh international Halley has made 45 appearances for the Bulls, scoring 15 tries, and has been an ever present in Steve McNamara’s side since he returned from his loan spell at Belle Vue.

He will now remain at Odsal until the end of 2011.

Halley said: “I always wanted to stay at Bradford and didn’t want to go anywhere else. I think I’ve improved and developed every year under Steve and the coaching staff here. I’m really pleased to have got it sorted and am now looking forward to the rest of this year and two more to come.

“I knew Steve wanted me to get my fitness and strength up, which has really helped and the hard work is starting to pay off now.

“Steve has given me the confidence to play full-back as well and I’m really enjoying it. I’m finding plenty of space on the field at the moment but that comes down to the team; you find gaps when everyone is working together and we’re doing that.”

Bulls Head Coach McNamara said: “I’m highly delighted Dave’s staying.  His form over the last couple of months has been outstanding and it’s no coincidence his performance in practice has been first class. He’s still quite young and there are areas of his game we need to work on but he has become a vital member of our side.

“Dave’s blessed with blistering pace and speed can kill the opposition. He fully deserves this and it shows if you work hard you will be rewarded.”

Halley will take part in the Super League Fastest Man competition as part of the Carnegie Floodlit 9’s line-up at Headingley in August.