Former Bradford Bulls player named as their next coach

James Lowes

His association with the club is well-documented and he knows the inner workings of the club, so it should come as no surprise that James Lowes, a former Bradford Bulls player, has been unveiled as the club’s new coach.

Spending eight years with the Bulls as a player, Lowes won three Super League titles, two Challenge Cups and a League Leaders Shield in that time.

In front of a large media contingent, Lowes was confirmed as the new Bulls coach and will be at the helm for the next three years.

Knowing what he has done as a player and the successful transition he has made into the coaching ranks, Bulls Chairman Marc Green was pleased to have a quality coach like Lowes.

“We are absolutely delighted to have someone of James’ calibre in place as our new head coach,” said Green.

“As a board of directors, we recognise his talents, what he has achieved in the game, the names he has worked under and alongside in previous roles, and also what he achieved, last season, with Leeds Carnegie.

“Regardless of what division we play in next year, we believe James is the right man to drive this club forward and into a new era.

“We have been working extremely hard to ensure we have the right man for the job and are confident James can achieve great things here, both in the short term and in the long term.”

Also weighing in on the unveiling was Bulls Chief Executive Robbie Hunter-Paul, who knows what Lowes will achieve as a coach and his methods.

“James fully understands the importance of nurturing stars of the future, he recognises the need for talent to filter through from the bottom up,” said Hunter-Paul.

“In the short term, James is aiming to get the very best out of the squad and will begin work with our players right away.

“Going forward, he is committed to piecing together and developing a full performance department solution, while aiming to return this fantastic club to its former glories.”

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