Bulls chairman urges fans to head to Keighley

Bradford Bulls chairman Marc Green is calling on Bulls fans not able to attend Sunday’s game at Whitehaven to turn out and show their support at Keighley for the family of Danny Jones, who tragically passed away last weekend.

Bulls chief executive Robbie Hunter-Paul will be at Cougar Park, representing Bradford’s board of directors, as well as members of staff who have donated their time to assist in Keighley’s matchday operations.

And Bulls chairman Green, who alongside managing director Steve Ferres and non-playing members of James Lowes’ first-team squad will be conducting a bucket collection for the Danny Jones Fund at Whitehaven’s Recreation Ground prior to kick-off on Sunday, is hoping to see the Bradford faithful out in force.

“Last Sunday, the sport of rugby league suffered a tragic loss with the death of Danny Jones,” said Green.

“My thoughts go out to his young family and we as a club want to show as much support as possible.

“Although we are not playing at the Provident Stadium, Odsal, this weekend, we would like to do all we can, in both Cumbria and Keighley, to help raise funds.

“I myself will be bucket collecting at Whitehaven and I would urge as many of you as possible, who are unable to make the long trip to Cumbria, to venture to Cougar Park and join Robbie Hunter-Paul in supporting Danny’s young family.

“The game is undoubtedly in mourning at this time but, together, we can rally and make a real difference to Danny’s wife and children’s lives. Although our efforts cannot bring Danny back, we hope they can certainly support all those connected to him at this incredibly difficult time.

“So far the response has been nothing short of remarkable, the fund being well on the way to £100,000.”