SSG issue Bradford Bulls statement

Marc Green and Safeguard Security Group Ltd have issued a press release in relation to matters appearing in the local and national press relating to Mr Green and SSGs involvement with the Bradford Bulls Rugby League Football Team (The Bulls).

The press release reads:
The RFL confirm SSG and Mr Marc Green have acted appropriately and in the best interests of the Bradford Bulls.

There has recently been press coverage relating to SSG and Mr Greens’ involvement with the Bulls and a considerable amount of information has appeared both in the printed press, the internet and on national television. A lot of that information is inaccurate. There has been a suggestion that Mr Green and/or SSG have in some way been responsible for the current predicament faced by the club and faced by the Bulls and that the appointment of Administrators was a negative act designed to undermine the future viability of the club.

Insofar as such suggestions have been made they are wholly inaccurate and factually incorrect.

The Bulls faced a Winding Up Order issued by HMRC and had SSG not exercised their powers as Debenture holders to appoint an Administrator the club would have been compulsorily wound up and would have ceased to exist. The appointment of the Administrator therefore was a positive step and taken in the best interests of the club, its employees, supporters and players.

SSGs involvement in the Bulls arose as a result of a plea by the then purported owner of the club and SSG indicated that they were prepared to provide a level of support which again at the time ensured the continuation of the Bulls.

Since that time Mr Green has worked tirelessly engaging many meetings with a number of interested parties both previous owners, new owners and the Rugby Football League, which now appears to have resulted in securing new ownership and a bright future for the Bulls. It is a matter of fact and record that throughout such discussions Mr Green has been at pains to attempt to broker a solution to the problems faced by the Bulls in recognition of the significance of the club to the population of Bradford, the supporters, employees and players. This position has been supported by the RFL, who at all times have confirmed that SSG and Mr Green have acted appropriately and in the best interests of the club.

Any suggestion that SSG and Marc have sought to damage the Club in any way or have been obstructive in any way are completely untrue.