Bradford Bulls granted membership of the RFL

Date published: Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The RFL Board of Directors has today agreed to grant membership of the RFL to Bradford Bulls under the club’s new owners, Omar Khan and Gerry Sutcliffe MP.

Membership was suspended earlier this year when the club went into administration.

The club were accepted as members of the RFL today after Mr Khan and Mr Sutcliffe provided all the information required for the governing body to complete its due diligence into their financial status.

RFL Director of Standards and Licensing Blake Solly said: “The Board’s decision finally closes the door on much of the uncertainty that has surrounded Bradford Bulls in recent months.

“The club’s new owners have co-operated fully with the RFL throughout this necessarily extensive process and we look forward to working with Mr Khan and Mr Sutcliffe in the months and years ahead.

“The decision to grant membership is an important step that will help the Board to determine which competition Bradford Bulls will compete in from 2013.”

Details of how the RFL Board will reach that decision will be confirmed before the end of this week.