Walker Handed Bulls Captaincy

Chev Walker

Chev Walker to skipper the side in 2015.

Chev Walker has been named Bradford Bulls captain for 2015.

the former Great Britain international has enjoyed a glittering career, already spanning 15 years, having arrived at the Provident Stadium, Odsal, back in 2010.

The 32-year-old takes over the Bulls' captaincy reins from Matt Diskin, who retired at the end of last season, and has spoken of his pride after being named skipper.

“I feel absolutely honoured to be in this position,” said Walker.

“I love to lead by example and am very excited about the prospect of leading this fantastic club into battle next season.

“To be following the likes of Matt Diskin and Robbie Hunter-Paul in leading out this famous club will be very special.

“I pride myself on being a good professional for the younger guys coming through, as they are the future of the Bradford Bulls.

“Next year, I believe, will be very special. I am fully behind the direction Jimmy is taking us in and I want to back that up on the field.

Bulls head coach Jimmy Lowes added: “Chev is a highly-experienced member of the squad and we are privileged to have in place as our captain,” added Lowes.

“He brings a huge amount to the team, both on and off the field, and he is a great person to have around the place.

“His vast knowledge of the game at all levels will stand him in good stead next season and he is constantly working to improve his own game.

“He takes time out to help aid our younger guys, as well as the new boys who have come in to ensure everyone becomes a part of what we are trying to achieve here.

“Selecting Chev as captain was a fairly straightforward decision for me to make. His leadership skills are second to none and he is the ultimate professional.”

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