DEWSBURY are on the verge of launching an historic partnership with Super League side Bradford Bulls – but chairman Mark Saywer says the Rams will not become a feeder club.
The agreement, which would allow Bradford players, not included in Dewsburyborn Bulls boss Francis Cummins’ firstteam lineup, to turn out at the Tetley’s Stadium on dualregistration terms.
Sawyer insists both he and head coach Morrison are behind the proposed move, claiming the Rams cannot afford to fall behind their Championship rivals.
“We are speaking with Bradford at the moment, but it is likely we will agree a deal,” said Sawyer.
"I must make it clear, though, no way are we ever going to be a feeder club.
“We have our own players, our own budget and our own ambitions.
“But this opportunity will allow us to benefit from having one or two Super League players in our side each week. By no means will be accommodating a heap of Bradford players, but this deal makes sense as we’ve always enjoyed a good working relationship with the Bulls.”
Meanwhile, the club have revealed how their current sponsorship deal with main backers Eric France could become worth up to £50,000 as part of another bonus scheme – for this season alone – if the Rams can match last season’s effort of selling 500 season tickets.