Bradford Bulls have broken through the £300,000 barrier in their battle for survival. They need to raise £500,000 by this Friday to stave off the threat of a winding-up petition and almost certain administration. They also have to raise £1million by the end of the month to clear all their debts.
They are holding an auction at Odsal tonight to help raise funds. Among the lots are Brian McDermott’s 2000 Challenge Cup final shirt and winners’ medal and Jamie Peacock’s 2003 Grand Final shirt and winners’ ring. They have a reserve price of £10,000.
Bradford have been warned that if they don't raise the initial £500,000 by Friday, the game against Leeds could be their last match.