In an exciting development, Bradford College and the Bradford Bulls Rugby League Football Club have officially inked a renewed educational partnership agreement for the year 2024.

This promising deal is poised to bestow a range of benefits upon students and staff, including exclusive stadium tours, discounted tickets, valuable work experience placements, and a myriad of collaborative opportunities.

Speaking about the re-signing between two of the city’s powerhouses, Bradford College Vice Principal Christopher Malish said; “We’re delighted to be signing with the Bulls again. The College has worked with Bradford Bulls for many years and both are committed to transforming the lives of young people in Bradford, so we have a common goal. This latest agreement solidifies our close ties as organisations that are passionate about serving Bradford and beyond.”
Within the College’s curriculum framework, the Bulls assume the mantle of official partners for the College’s Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity, a vital component of the Ambition Hub programme. Under this initiative, students will engage in weekly placements, contributing to coaching various sports and physical activities in local schools and community programs.

Jason Hirst, Bradford Bulls CEO, also commented on the partnership renewal; “The Bradford Bulls are delighted to extend the partnership with our friends at Bradford College. This is not only great news for both organisations, but equally the wider Bradford community, with both the College and Bulls committed to providing life-changing opportunities for all students.”

As part of the broader agreement, both partners have pledged to organize the Bradford Primary and Secondary School Challenge Cup in the summer of 2024. The Bulls will further support the College’s vibrant events calendar through special guest appearances and speaker engagements, providing industry insights into sports coaching, strength and conditioning, and sports event management.

The Bradford Bulls Foundation’s Community Outreach Team will once again be powered by Bradford College, disseminating course information, supporting community visits, and delivering advice and guidance training to the Team.

CEO of the Foundation, Chris Chamberlain, said; “This is a fantastic partnership between the Bulls and Bradford College, which the Foundation is extremely pleased to support. The partnership will have a positive impact on the Bradford community, using rugby league as a vehicle to engage.”

The Bulls’ 2024 campaign has recently kicked off, and throughout this season, the College’s logo will prominently feature on mascot kits, co-branded community t-shirts, the Bulls Women’s team kit, scholarship and academy shirts, and pitchside at Odsal Stadium.

Bradford College continues to enjoy a fruitful and enduring relationship with the Bradford Bulls, poised to reach new heights in 2024. Recent highlights include textile students restoring the beloved Bull Boy mascot, the design and creation of the new Bull Girl in 2023, and the active participation of a Bradford Bulls team in the first two years of the Bradford College Apprenticeship Games.

For further details on this dynamic partnership, visit the Bradford College website at