Bradford Bulls: Chairman bullish as Bradford go into administration for third time

Bradford Bulls chairman Marc Green.
Bradford Bulls chairman Marc Green.
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FALLEN GIANTS Bradford Bulls are again facing an uncertain future after entering administration for the third time.

The Kingstone Press Championship club faced a winding-up petition last month due to a tax dispute and chairman Marc Green blamed his decision to place the club in administration on pressure from HM Revenue and Customs.

In a statement, Green said: “There is a dispute between ourselves and HMRC which we have been working hard to resolve since the winding up petition was issued and despite two adjournments from the courts to resolve this matter we have been unable to do so.

“We were concerned over the ability to secure a third adjournment and therefore this action became unavoidable to protect the club.

“I will be working closely with the administrators over the coming weeks and it is my intention to regain this club from them within the shortest practicable time frame.”

Green added: “Regardless of whether I remain at the helm of this great club, I will ensure all memberships already purchased for next season will remain valid, as will the offer under which they were purchased. I believe the future of Bradford Bulls is still strong.”

An RFL spokesman said: “Any decision regarding membership of the Rurgby Football League (RFL) and possible sporting sanctions will be made in due course and are at the discretion of the RFL board.”

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