Sunday, September 26, 2021
Ghana Rugby League

Skolars win Accra rugby league 9s ahead of Ghana Championship

Date: 23/10/18

Skolars defeated Jamestown Pirates 18-12 in the inaugural final of the Accra 9s in Legon, Ghana - but only after the replayed decider had gone to golden point extra time. The initial tournament final a week before could not see the sides separated after they were locked at 6 a-piece, despite extra time, until fading light intervened.

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Three African nations continue to make rugby league progress

Date: 11/10/18

Work is continuing throughout Africa to continue the development of rugby league, with formalised competition starting in DR CONGO and GHANA, and a new board in place in CAMEROON.

Ghana Rugby League

Next exciting phase of African rugby league development begins with Ghana appointment

Date: 10/7/18

The next exciting phase of African rugby league development is poised to begin with the impending departure of Sam Leach to Accra next week. The newly-graduated Birmingham university student will take up his role as Rugby League Federation Ghana general manager on a nine-month contract, giving the pioneering West African country directional leadership for the first time.

Rugby league making strides in Africa

Date: 22/3/17

The RLEF’s Middle East Africa region has reported an encouraging rise in the level of interest in rugby league over the last few months. Remond Safi, MEA regional director, is in contact with a record number of nations who are either actively or seeking to get involved with the sport.

Legon win University of Ghana Rugby League competition

Date: 13/3/16

A total of 78 players, many of them new to the sport, took part in the first University Of Ghana rugby league competition which encompassed six halls.

Rugby League kicks off at University of Ghana

Date: 2/3/16

Six teams are taking part in a festival of rugby league at the University of Ghana which it is hoped will drive participation numbers and provide the basis for a national team.

Ghana Rugby League sets objectives for continued growth

Date: 1/12/15

Ghana Rugby League has elected a new Board of Directors, signalling a revamping for the sport in the country, following a high level mission led by RLEF Middle East Africa director Remond Safi, RFL chief operating officer Ralph Rimmer and senior members of UK Sport International.

Ghana Rugby League second season set for kick off

Date: 23/1/15

Following a successful first domestic season, which culminated in a visit to Accra and two-game series for the national side against the touring GB Student Pioneers, Ghana Rugby League is ready for its new campaign.

The centrepiece will be the championship which will see the same six teams - Legon Skolars, Widnes Vikings Bulls, Madina Bulls, Nima Rhinos, Eck Force RL and Kaneshie Rugby League Club – face each other on a home and away basis, meaning each club will play 10 matches.

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Rugby League receives government recognition in Ghana

Date: 20/10/14

Two-and-a-half years after the first steps were taken to establish rugby league’s first presence in West Africa, the Ghanaian National Sports Authority has officially recognised the sport.

In a letter dated 13 October, Joe Kpenge, director general of the NSA, confirmed his organisation’s decision to allow Ghana Rugby League to access more facilities, acquire sponsorships and, crucially, open the door for local schools to play against each other, rather than only internally.

Ghana Rugby League

Ghana gives rugby league first official presence in West Africa

Date; 2/9/14

The RLEF has awarded Observer status to Ghana Rugby League, giving the sport its first official presence in West Africa.

The formation of GRL was initiated by the RLEF and UK Sport in June 2012 and an Association founded almost two years later by a Board of six Directors.