Super League Bid to Save Bradford Bulls, Club’s Debt Revealed
By Community | August 3, 2012
The Super League has attempted to secure the future of the Bradford Bulls by tabling an offer to aquire them.
The offer was submitted last night after Super League chief executive Nigel Wood, and the Super League clubs met to put together a rescue package.
Blake Solly, the Rugby Football League’s director of licensing and standards, shed more light on the financially-stricken club in a meeting with BullBuilder, the Bradford supporters trust.
In the meeting Solly said he could not guarantee the Bulls would remain in Super League for 2013 and revealed that, if the bid is accepted, the Bradford players would be free to speak to other clubs to secure their futures for next season.
A statement released by BullBuilder said: “In a constructive meeting, we established that SLE look on this as a short-term measure and are confident of attracting a long-term, unconditional bid in the near future.
“Solly could give no guarantees about the division in which the club will play next season: he commented that the debt of the club remains a concern and is estimated to be approximately £1.5m.
“However, he assured BullBuilder that the club would continue to play at Odsal for the foreseeable future.
“If the SLE bid is accepted, we understand that players will then be free to speak to other clubs to secure their future for next season.”