Rampant Bulls aim to follow up on an excellent first year

Buxton Bulls unveil new strip for the 2015 season.
Buxton Bulls unveil new strip for the 2015 season.

Buxton Bulls are well-primed for their second season, which begins at home to Birmingham Bulldogs on Saturday.

The Bulls enjoyed a superb maiden campaign in 2014, winning every game and lifting two trophies.

Whereas last season the Bulls played games out of Sunnyfields, the home of Buxton RUFC, this season they upped sticks and moved to Temple Fields near Buxton Community School.

That will be their base for the season ahead and comes as part of an agreement between the club and the secondary school.

In a new development for this year, the club is now running a second team such is the popularity.

Club chairman Roy Belton said: “We are running a second team this year due to the number of players who have joined us.

“Unfortunately at the moment we only have open age teams which are for players aged 16 and over.”

Last season saw the Bulls play in the RFL Midlands Merit League but their 100% record prompted the move up the leagues.

This season they will be taking part in the Midlands Premier Division and Belton says that the step-up in opponents shows how far the fledgling outfit have come.

He added: “This season will see us take a big step-up in terms of the competition we will face.

“Although a few of the teams we played last year have entered teams in the Premier League, we will be playing against a number of clubs that we haven’t met before.

“It promises to be an exciting time.”

Kick-off on Saturday is 2.30pm.