University and Bulls kick off partnership
The University of Bradford and Bradford Bulls have today (Sunday 7 April) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
The MOU will deliver a strong strategic partnership offering both organisations a mechanism to deliver meaningful partnership activities, which in turn will bring real value to both organisations and the City of Bradford.
The partnership will deliver key benefits including opportunities for physiotherapy and media students to gain real world experience, discounted match tickets, scholarship opportunities and shared facilities.
Andrew Chalmers Chairman of the Bradford Bulls on the signing of the document stated: "We are delighted this agreement has been reached and it builds on the Clubs existing excellent Tier 1 Academy and will develop into a major strategic partnership for the Bulls
"The partnership between two World Class brands means we can harness the power of Education and Sport to enhance the lives of young Women and Men. This is a truly wonderful opportunity to make a real difference to our youth in the City.
"The Club are therefore extremely excited to be working alongside the University of Bradford and being able to showcase across the country and worldwide the best of education and sport in the City of Bradford"
Mark Garratt, Director of External Affairs at the University of Bradford said: "This collaboration will create fantastic opportunities for both our staff and students and signifies an important step in our partnership with one of the city’s premier sporting names. It is our hope that through activities like this, we can make a real difference and see increased opportunities for young people in the region."
Further opportunities for both organisations include raising brand awareness, improved services for stakeholders and increased impact in the City.