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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.

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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.

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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.

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Rugby League Development Fund congratulates Ghana Rugby League

Date: 11/7/14

The members of the Rugby League Development Fund would like to congratulate the Ghana Rugby League on playing their first international test match against a touring GB Pioneers team.

Ghana Rugby League was the recipient of the 2012 - 2013 Rugby League Planet Rugby League Development Fund grant. With the assistance of the Rugby League European Federation the RLDF were able to provide much needed Steeden footballs to assist with the development of rugby league at local schools in Ghana.

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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.

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GB Student Pioneers make huge impression in Ghana and win first game

Date: 6/7/14

The Great Britain Student Pioneers have already made a significant impression on their tour to Ghana, and not just in beating the All-Stars 48-10 in their opening game at the Presbyterian Boys’ School in Legon.

In the aftermath, the squad ran two 90 minute coaching sessions, introducing the sport to around 180 children aged from 12 to 17.

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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 balls arrive in Ghana

Rugby League Planet donation lands in Ghana

Date: 17/4/14

Ten months after being named the winners of the Rugby League Development Fund, Ghana’s good fortune became manifest with the welcome arrival of 150 rugby league balls in Accra. The RLDF is run by Rugby League Planet, with the $2500 being awarded to Ghana Rugby League by the fund’s members. Ghana Rugby League official Sylvester Wellington and RLP’s Richard Cowley then agreed that the best use of funds was the purchase of footballs to aid Ghana’s continuing growth.

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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.