Here at the Bulls Foundation, we’re all about pathways.
We love to see the kids that played as rugby league nippers in the community clubs of Bradford go on to represent our hometown professional team – not just because it is great for the players, their families and the clubs that nurtured them, but also because it shows the youngsters of today what is possible when they work hard and give their all.
With that in mind, we’d like to congratulate Ross Oakes and Liam Kirk on their progress this year – which has been rewarded by new contracts with the Bulls!
Ross and Liam came through at Drighlington and have impressed enough for Geoff Toovey to tie them down until the end of 2019.
“I’m really happy to have re-signed for the club. I love it here, it always been my dream to play professionally with the Bulls, and I’m just trying to seize the opportunity with both hands,” said Liam.
Ross added: “Ever since I signed for the club at the junior level I always had high hopes for my future here. I always wanted to make my way into the first team and create a name for myself.”
“This is the club that I have grown up supporting so playing for the first team this year has been incredible. We have had our high and lows, but there is a very positive feel around the place at the minute, there is plenty of good things to come out of Bradford. Dedicating myself for the next two years to this place was an easy decision to make, I love everything about this club. I did have other offers but this is where I have always wanted to play my rugby.”
We look forward to seeing them both in action at Odsal in the coming years!