Bradford Bulls have confirmed a number of exciting signings recently such as Brad England.
However, the Bulls are reportedly still very much under financial constraints as they try to redevelop the club after some real years in turmoil after being crowned World Champions as recently as 2006 and once being ever presents in Grand Finals in the 21st century with the 2006 Grand Final being the first this century without them.
These financial constraints have perhaps led to the departure of important player Steve Crossley with the club announcing that he’d be leaving once his contract expires.
Bradford Bulls can confirm captain Steve Crossley will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the 2022 season.
Everyone at the club would like to thank Steve for his immense contribution to the club and wish him well for his future endeavours.
— Bradford Bulls (@OfficialBullsRL) September 10, 2022
In a statement on the club’s website, the four time Super League Champions thanked him for his service: “The Bradford-born forward brings a 14-year association with the club to an end having come through the club’s Academy system, going on to make his senior bow in 2010 against Crusaders.
“Across three separate spells, Crossley has featured in 155 games to date in the red, amber and black and was given the honour of being the captain of his boyhood club in 2018 – when he returned home following a stint at Toronto Wolfpack.
“The 32-year-old has found his way over for 24 tries too as a Bradford player and will take to Odsal Stadium one last time in the home jersey tomorrow afternoon, with Widnes Vikings the visitors.
“We would like to see as many as people as possible come down to pay tribute to our skipper and give him the send off he deserves for his incredible service to the Bradford Bulls.
”Everyone at the Bradford Bulls would like to thank Steve for his immense contribution to the club over his 14 years with us, and wish him well for his future endeavours.”