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Bulls appoint female director

Bradford Bulls have broken new ground in Rugby League with the appointment of a first female director in Kat Hardcastle.

Hardcastle, a lifelong Bradford fan and award-winning businesswoman, will join owner Omar Khan on the board of the Super League club.

Bradford's honorary chairman Gerry Sutcliffe said: "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 one of the country's leading commercial and marketing experts, will focus on developing the Bulls brand and building the fan base among families and children as well as creating new opportunities for women in rugby league.

"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.