By Jason McKeown
The confusion over the Valley Parade free school – due to have opened last month, only for the doors to stay closed – looks to have been cleared up. One in a Million, the Wayne Jacobs-run charity who are operating the school, has today announced that it will be opened in September 2013.
Jacobs is quoted on the BBC website saying, “We’re absolutely delighted. So much hard work has gone into this…Our world was turned upside down in August and since then we’ve fought so hard to get it back to where it is now and this is just incredible news.”
This development would appear to confirm that Bradford City’s planned sale of the old club shop and office block – which is apparently funding this season’s promotion push – will ultimately go ahead. Given this money has already been spent on new players during the summer, this news should act as a considerable boost to the club. We can now hopefully enjoy the campaign without a sense of dread hanging over Valley Parade, regarding the potential financial consequences of failing to get promoted.