Bradford Bulls Return Is Complete As Club Scores New Super League License For '14
English Super League side Bradford Bulls said any doubt over their future has been ''killed off'' after the club was granted a new Super League license for the '14 season, according to the LONDON TIMES. The Yorkshire club was "given only a 12-month provisional licence last September after being taken out of administration" by local businessman Omar Khan and Bradford South MP Gerry Sutcliffe. The new license, awarded by the Rugby Football League, "gives them parity with the other 13 Super League clubs, whose present three-year licences expire at the end of next season." Under the new regime, Bradford is debt-free and has "proved competitive on the field" under new head coach Francis Cummins, despite being unable to claim its full allocation of central funding, which was a condition of the club retaining its Super League status (LONDON TIMES, 5/1).