Mark Kilgallon and Sandra Wood will be contributing in a voluntary capacity.
Bradford Bulls have announced two additions to the board, both in a voluntary capacity.
Bradfordian Mark Kilgallon, who has thirty years of business experience, will join as will Sandra Wood a lifelong supporter and senior health professional.
In a statement on the club’s website, Kilgallon said “I am very pleased to be joining the club and will assist in whatever way I can. It is clear there is quite a job of work to do and I am happy to get stuck in”
Sandra Wood said “I have been a supporter for the past 40 years, through good times and bad. I am pleased to be joining the club to help move it forward. The club is an institution for my friends and family and in fact, for my whole community and I hope to be able to improve the communication process between the club and its many supporters.”
Chairman Eric Perez welcomed both on board and said “we welcome everyone who is prepared to put their shoulders to the wheel as we start to turn this club around.”
Part Owner Mark Sawyer also provided further information on the ownership of the club. Sawyer said “I have been very surprised, and I have to say a little disappointed by some of the hysteria that seems to have been created in certain quarters. The facts are as follows. Last week there were three potential investment groups each prepared to take a substantial interest. One party, however, chose not to proceed, and this withdrawal was amicable and understood. The remaining groups had a decision to make; go or no go, so we proceeded. We also hoped another shareholder would come through but, regrettably they, having seen the reaction and that have chosen not to participate. While this is disappointing, it is not a problem and will not deflect us from our task. We decided not to issue the unallocated shares and will re-visit this at some stage in the future.”
Sawyer added “The idea was always that the club would be under a wider ownership group than it has in the recent past, and this still remains the objective. Based upon the recent past we feel that the club’s best interests will be served this way, to build trust and confidence. It is very important to me that I do justice to both clubs that I now have an interest in”
Sawyer concluded “Every kilojoule of our collective energy is being expended looking forward, not back, striving to meet our three objectives, those of 1) stabilising the club, 2) constructing the best possible team we can for the 2020 season and 3) finding a sustainable way to Bring the Bulls Back to Bradford.”