The Rugby League Heritage Project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund
has been designed to bring all sections of the community together to learn about, understand
and enjoy the heritage of Bradford Northern, Bradford Bulls, Rugby League and Grattan Stadium.
The project aims will be achieved through the delivery of a number of high profile events, the development of the Rugby League Heritage Project website and finally the delivery of special curriculum days for school children throughout West Yorkshire. Additional elements of the project will include the development of a Rugby League Heritage film that celebrates the project and its participants.
The project builds on the previously successful Bradford Bulls Past & Present project. The experience of running the Bradford Bulls Past & Present project highlighted that by bringing the young and old together to discuss their heritage developed a better understanding and appreciation between the different generations. In addition it also highlights the interest in the young of their heritage if presented in an enjoyable way. One of the key outcomes of this highly successful project was the feeling of civic pride and responsibility the children felt after their participation.
Grattan Stadium is a unique venue that throughout it existence has hosted a wide range of activities and events. Whilst being mostly remembered as a venue for rugby league, Grattan Stadium has in fact held a huge array of sports and events including professional football, cricket, speedway, horse jumping, basketball, kabaddi and religious festivals. Many of these events are still remembered first hand by people who live in and out of the district. However we're fast approaching a time where many of these memories will be lost forever.
Bradford Bulls Foundation is a registered charity (registered charity number 1106608). It operates through an independant Board of Trustees under the chairmanship of Chief Constable of West Yorkshire, Colin Cramphorn