Mark Dunning leaves Bradford with immediate effect

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Mark Dunning, SWPix Credit: Alamy
Mark Dunning, SWPix Credit: Alamy

Bradford have confirmed that they have parted ways with head coach Mark Dunning by mutual consent, effective immediately. 

The departure follows the club’s 46-12 defeat to Barrow Raiders at the Matt Johnson Prestige Stadium.

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Bradford currently sit eighth in the Championship table, recording five wins from 10.

Dunning was appointed as permanent head coach last July on a contract until November 2023, having initially acted as interim head coach following the departure of John Kear.

Assistant coach Lee Greenwood will take over on an interim basis while the club’s search for a new head coach begins.

Bradford CEO Jason Hirst said: “We would like to thank Mark for his commitment and service to the club and it is disappointing that results have not reflected the hard work and commitment that he has undoubtedly shown.

“He leaves with our very best wishes.”

Mark Dunning: It has been a honour and privilege to lead the club as head coach

Dunning commented: “Having been at the club 10 years it has been a honour and privilege to lead the club as head coach.

“I would like to thank the performance staff, some often going above and beyond, and the players and I wish all concerned the very best for the future.

“To the fans who have followed the club far and wide, loud and proud, I thank you and hope you get the success you badly crave.”

Bradford have fallen to defeats to York, Featherstone, Keighley, Batley and most recently Barrow, although they did claim an impressive 28-18 victory over promotion hopefuls Toulouse at Odsal Stadium during Round Four.

Other victories have come against Whitehaven, Widnes, Sheffield and Halifax.

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