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Wolves to help out Bulls

Warrington emulate Rhinos and make gesture to Bradford

Last Updated: 24/07/12 3:21pm

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Warrington Wolves: To donate proceeds from away-ticket sales to the Bulls

Warrington Wolves: To donate proceeds from away-ticket sales to the Bulls

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The Warrington Wolves are the latest Super League club to provide a helping hand to the beleaguered Bradford Bulls.

The Wolves are to donate all proceeds from away-ticket sales for Sunday's home game against the Yorkshire club to BullBuilder, the Bradford supporters trust which has set up a hardship fund to help those made redundant when the club went into administration.

Warrington are following the example of the Leeds Rhinos, who raised about £60,000 from last Friday's derby for their hard-up neighbours while Widnes made a similar gesture earlier this season.

"This is a gesture of support from everyone at the Wolves and builds on the support already shown by the many other clubs and supporters over the last few months."
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Wolves chief executive Andy Gatcliffe said: "All clubs within rugby league work collectively to not only help promote the game but to support each other through the good and bad.

"This is a gesture of support from everyone at the Wolves and builds on the support already shown by the many other clubs and supporters over the last few months.

"Here at Warrington we have a well-established supporters trust that we work closely with.

"We understand the importance of the work they do in strengthening the club and commend the work being put in by BullBuilder."

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Warrington say Bradford fans need to buy their tickets for Sunday's game in advance from the Odsal ticket office to activate support for the hardship fund.

Head coach Mick Potter and his assistants Francis Cummins and Lee St Hilaire were among the 16 full-time staff laid off last month by administrator Brendan Guilfoyle, who managed to pay the players' wages after the Rugby Football League advanced money due to the club from the Sky television deal.

Guilfoyle says he has until this Friday to find a buyer or he will place the club into liquidation.

He has had interest from a local consortium of Asian businessmen but the offer is conditional on them being able to buy back the lease to the Odsal Stadium from the RFL and gaining a guarantee that Bradford will remain in Super League.

They are thought to be major stumbling blocks to any deal and the RFL have said there is no formal written offer on the table.

Meanwhile, Bradford are expected to discover tomorrow how many points they are to be docked for going into administration.

The RFL board of directors discussed the matter last Friday but deferred a decision until this week.

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