Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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.

Ghana Rugby League

GB Rugby League Student Pioneers head for Ghana

Date: 26/6/14

Details have been finalised and visas obtained for the GB Student Pioneers rugby league tour to Ghana, which arrives in the country on Monday, 30th June and will see the squad in the West African nation for two weeks.

The Pioneers were formed in 2005 and encompass students from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales with the aim of aiding fledgling nations.

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.

Ghana Development Manager takes up post

Press Release, Date: 20/6/2012

The fledgling Ghana rugby league project has taken its first practical steps with development manager Sylvester Wellington, a 26-year-old Accra native, being appointed.

Wellington, who will be joined in the GRL development team by University of Ghana rugby league coordinator Alfred Attieku, is undergoing generic leadership and sports leadership training through UK Sport International's established programme, the Beckwith International Leadership Development initiative.

Part of UK Sport International's programme involves a coaching exchange with Edge Hill University, with the latter sending out Wigan St. Patrick's juniors coach Alex Winstanley to guide the Ghanaian duo through their first steps into the world of rugby league.

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.

Ghana Rugby League

Ghana Rugby League Championship launches

By Phil Caplan, Date: 22/10/13

The Ghana Rugby League championship has kicked off in another milestone for the sport in West Africa. 

Ghana Rugby League

Student Pioneers leave rugby league legacy in Ghana

Date: 23/7/14

Following the return of the GB Student Pioneers after their two week, three match tour of Ghana, GRL Development Officer Sylvester Wellington feels that there is a genuine impetus for the sport to kick on there.

Ghana Rugby League

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 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

GB Pioneers take first rugby league test in Ghana

Date: 8/7/14

First Test - GHANA RL 4 GB STUDENT PIONEERS 46 – El Wak Stadium, Accra - Report

Pioneers opened impressively, skipper Jonny Morris forcing a drop out from the kick off and then stepping his way over for the opening score, but missing the conversion.