RFL Statement: Bradford Bulls
The RFL has welcomed the latest offer to purchase Bradford Bulls and can confirm that it remains in dialogue with the club’s administrator and a prospective purchaser.
The RFL Board of Directors considered an unconditional offer for the club at a meeting yesterday and has been made aware of further interest in purchasing the Super League club.
The new offer came less than 48 hours after the other Super League clubs submitted their own innovative offer to purchase Bradford Bulls from the administrator, a move which has precipitated fresh interest in acquiring one of Rugby League’s most famous clubs.
RFL Director of Standards and Licensing Blake Solly said: “It is clear that the decisive and bold actions of Super League (Europe) Ltd have prompted this latest interest.
“The Super League clubs’ view that Bradford Bulls are an attractive proposition to would-be buyers has been re-affirmed and we remain cautiously optimistic that the club can find suitable new owners in the near future.
“We have also been contacted by other parties and, as you would expect, these groups will also be given the opportunity to set out their vision for Rugby League in Bradford.
“The Board continues to be receptive to unconditional offers and is keen to bring to an end the uncertainty surrounding the future of Bradford Bulls and the wider sport.
“With that in mind, the Board has asked that all interested parties submit their expressions of interest by 5.00pm on Friday August 10.”