Bradford Bulls have announced that Nigel Wood has been appointed chairman of the Championship club.
That move that will allow acting-CEO Mark Sawyer to stand back a little from day-to-day duties.
Sawyer said “It was always going to be a touch unusual for the Chairman of another club to be CEO of the Bulls but it was the right solution at the time. I like to think we managed any potential conflicts as equitably as possible but the start of the season seems an appropriate time to put a little more clear blue water between the two clubs. Nigel has been helping out behind the scenes for a little while and now has more time than previously.”
Nigel Wood said “Our first objective is to get the Bulls back to Bradford, in a sustainable way and we are making solid progress. We hope the past months have begun to demonstrate that the Bulls are in safe hands.”
“Bulls supporters deserve their team to be playing the city and frankly the city needs the Bulls to be playing here. We will leave no stone unturned to try to make that a reality.
“But while getting back to Bradford represents the first step, it isn’t the only one and every one at the club recognises the journey we need to go on. We want to club to be a source of pride for the city and we will work positively and collaboratively with all partners who want to see the club regain some of the ground it is lost over the past decade.”
Wood will be joined at the club by shareholder Adam Fogerty who is concentrating on commercial and stadium issues.