Bradford forward Olbison signs new deal

Bradford Bulls have tied down Tom Olbison to a new deal.

Olbison, who came through the club’s academy, has penned a new one-year deal which will see him stay at the West Yorkshire club into his tenth year.

Olbison played 29 times during 2016 and remains the club’s longest serving player.

“I’m delighted to have re-signed for the club. I’ve been here a few years now and 2017 is a big year for us after a couple of years in the Championship,” said Olbison.

“Moving forward we will definitely be digging deeper and wanting to do what Leigh have done from last season and progress forward.

“I’m looking forward to getting in over the next couple of weeks and getting stuck into training. Obviously, meeting all the new boys and the young lads coming in, the place will be bouncing and I’m really looking forward to it.”

“It’s great to have Tom still here and he’s born and bred, which is a really positive thing,” said head coach Rohan Smith.

“He’s come through our programme and he’s staying here and he wants to be here.

“It’s not just based around that he’s been through our programme, he’s earned the opportunity to come back again and force his way into the starting team and look for as big an opportunity as he can.”