Bradford Bulls were once one of the biggest clubs on the planet and one of the best.
They were only the second team to win the Super League in 1997 with one of the best league campaigns in the summer era.
In 2001, they won a first of three Grand Finals and didn’t miss a decider from 2001-06.
In 2006, they claimed the World Club Challenge against Wests Tigers in their last piece of silverware.
In the years that followed financial issues mixed with on field performances saw them slide down the table.
They went from finishing third in 2007 and fourth in 2008, to ninth in 2009 and constantly finished outside of the play-offs from 2009-2014 as they suffered relegation in 2014.
The Bulls nearly bounced straight back in 2015 until they lost to Wakefield Trinity in the Million Pound Game and since then it’s been a bit of a slog for the club but 2023 represents a real chance for them to return to Super League.
They have signed Leeds Rhinos duo Jack Walker and Bodene Thompson as well as Huddersfield Giants veteran Michael Lawrence joins them as does halfback Tom Holmes.
The Bulls will have plenty of fans to watch them on this journey based on the fantastic initiative from the Bulls.
The club confirmed that they will be giving free access to under 18s at Odsal in the 2023 season.
This should attract the next generation of fans and result in massive attendances especially if the Bulls play as well as expected.
💬 | It's a simple message. It's a powerful message.
🧒 | KIDS GO FREE IN 2023
🗣️ | Help us spread the word, everyone under 18 can come to our games FREE OF CHARGE.
— Bradford Bulls (@OfficialBullsRL) November 23, 2022