In the world of rugby league, there is a first for everything and this is no different – with the Bradford Bulls becoming the first Super League club to appoint a female director.
Kate Hardcastle was the one appointed, and is not only a lifelong Bulls fan herself, but she has forged a successful career commercial and marketing, winning several awards during her time as a businesswoman.
Gerry Sutcliffe, the Bulls Honorary Chairman, said that the club is delighted to have someone of Hardcastle’s calibre working behind the scenes.
“We are delighted that Kate is joining us and is a welcome, knowledgeable and successful asset to the new team at the Bulls.
“Her results, drive and innovation are known and respected worldwide.”
Hardcastle, who is regarded as an expert in her field, will focus predominantly on the development of the Bulls brand, as well as continuing and building the foundations of the club’s fan base among families and children.
She will also seek to attempt other new opportunities for women.
“I have grown up with the team and the sport and I would only ever want to add value, to focus the team and get the Bulls back to a position of strength,” she said.
“I look forward to having the support of the club and fans as we venture into new and exciting territories.”