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SPARKS TAKES UP NEW ROLE

21 July 2020

Ryan Sparks has been promoted to the position of director of communications and commercial.

Sparks was appointed City’s director of communications last year, having joined the Bantams in 2018 - as head of media and public relations.

The 28-year-old will now oversee all things commercial at the Utilita Energy Stadium, while continuing to head up the club’s communications and marketing. 

City's interim chief executive, Julian Rhodes, said: "Ryan has demonstrated an impressive ability to adapt and achieve in the time I have known him.

"I am now looking forward to seeing what he can bring to the commercial area of the business.

"He has a bright future in professional sport and his commitment is unquestionable.

"He is a trusted member of our team, who I am sure will thrive in the role."

Sparks added: "It is a real privilege to continue to serve this club and I am delighted to be taking on added responsibilities as we head into the 2020/21 season. 

"Since arriving here, I have been committed to strong engagement while improving relations with supporters and sponsors. 

"Transparency and integrity are very important to me and I am excited at the prospect of continuing to develop these areas, while growing our commercial portfolio. 

"I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given and the trust the club has shown in me, and will do everything in my power to take Bradford City forward."


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