Bradford businesswoman Jay Willey wants to bring some “glitz and glamour” into the game after agreeing to invest a six-figure sum with the Bulls.
The 41-year-old, who owns the European arm of cosmetics firm Kroma, is set to take a significant shareholding as part of the deal which is a major fillip for the club as it continues its re-birth after last year’s administration.
She approached Omar Khan after his purchase of the club last September and the lifelong Bradford fan is keen to give them added impetus.
“I’ve known Omar for a while and was delighted when he bought the Bulls,” said Willey.
“I’ve always been very passionate about the club and have been helping out on a voluntary basis with ideas for drumming up corporate sales and have taken out a couple of advertising boards for my business at the stadium.
“This was done with a view to coming on board as a director and I’m really excited about it.
“I’ve known other people who have grown up in Bradford and done well for themselves but invested their money elsewhere.
“I’m happy to put my money into the club and help put Bradford back on the map as there’s been enough doom and gloom in recent times.”
Willey added: “Rugby has been predominantly a man’s game but I want to inject some glitz and glamour into the game and the Bulls.
“I’m hoping to be on board officially later this month or early April.”