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Ibudó Rugby Association partner with UK-based Bradford Bulls RLFC, Bradford Foundation

Lagos state based, Ibudó Rugby Association has announced the partnership with Bradfor Bulls RLFC and BRAdford Foundation.

The partnership between the Bradford Bulls RLFC and Ibudó Rugby Association represents a historic collaboration with the aim of fostering growth and development within the rugby community and strengthening the ties between the UK and Nigeria.

The founder of Ibudo Rugby, Michael Ogunbiyi said that the partnership will offer a unique opportunity to exchange knowledge, expertise, and resources, with a primary focus on supporting the development of rugby in Nigeria and discovering local talent.

He said, “We are immensely grateful for the support and partnership with Bradford Bulls RLFC.”

Michael reflecting the enthusiasm within the Nigerian rugby community, “This collaboration presents a fantastic opportunity for our club and the broader Nigerian rugby landscape.”

For Nigel Wood, Chairman of the Bradford Bulls, said, “We are delighted to assist and support Nigeria Rugby League on their endeavors to promote the sport in Africa.”

Lagos Haven RLFC was initially collapsed into Ibudó Rugby Association to facilitate a local pathway for the best of players allowing Lagos Haven RLFC easy access to the best players in Lagos in Rugby League. Ibudó Rugby Association is proud to announce its partnership with Bradfor Bulls RLFC and BRAdford Foundation.

The partnership between the Bradford Bulls RLFC and Ibudó Rugby Association represents a historic collaboration with the aim of fostering growth and development within the rugby community and strengthening the ties between the UK and Nigeria. As Nigel Wood, Chairman of the Bradford Bulls, put it, “We are delighted to assist and support Nigeria Rugby League on their endeavors to promote the sport in Africa.”

Bolu Fagborun, CSR Director at the Bradford Bulls Foundation, emphasized the importance of the partnership in raising awareness within the Nigerian community in both countries and involving them in the world of rugby league, with its benefits on and off the pitch.

He noted, “As someone who’s played and coached Nigeria’s national team, I know that the people in Nigeria are hungry for rugby league but need more engagement with the sport, and this is a vital step in feeling part of the wider rugby league community.”

Ibudó Academy to promote rugby in the country, which has now reached over 2000 children through their coaching programs in schools, communities, and the academy.

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