Bulls Foundation Get the Wheels In Motion
The Bradford Bulls Foundation, the Charitable Trust for Bradford Bulls Rugby League Club, is proud to announce that the Bradford Bulls Wheelchair Rugby Team has become the first Wheelchair Rugby Club to be affiliated with a Professional Rugby League Team. The Bradford Bulls Wheelchair team play in the Championship and are Club Mark Registered through the RFL, Rugby League‘s governing body.
The Partnership will promote Wheelchair Rugby and help grow the game specifically in the Bradford Region and hopefully act as a pilot for other Rugby League clubs across the UK to follow. Gill Johnson, Bradford Bulls Wheelchair Rugby Manager said;
"On behalf of the players and the staff of the Bradford Bulls Wheelchair Rugby League Club, I would like to thank Peter Hood and Ryan Duckett for having the vision and giving us the chance to be Bulls and we take great pride in that the Bulls were the first professional Rugby League Club to have a Wheelchair Rugby League team. I would also like to thank the Bradford Bulls Foundation for taking us under their umbrella which means a great deal to us, you can be sure we will do all we can to make the Club, the Foundation and the supporters proud."
The team currently have 22 players and would like to recruit more and one day gain promotion to the Super League Competition. The club are award winning and Gill was the team manager for England, who are currently World Cup Champions.
Gareth Cook, Bradford Bulls Foundation General Manager said;
"We are really looking forward to developing the great work that Gill and the team deliver. One of the aims of the Foundation is to be all inclusive and this is a wonderful opportunity for new people to get involved in Rugby League. The partnership is a fantastic opportunity to spread the word about a fantastic game, we will actively deliver work in the community promoting healthy and active lifestyles. Wheelchair Rugby is a game for all, including able bodied as well as chair users. People can also take part regardless of age, gender or ethnicity."